Packaging & Crating Expertise

Pak Mail packs and ships heavy, oversized items, including machinery and industrial equipment. Yet we also ship delicate and fragile items, both large and very small. Our certified packing experts utilize state-of-the-art packing and custom crating processes to protect valuables during shipping. Our expertise began with professional training from seasoned professionals, and has been enhanced by continuing education, coupled with more than a quarter century of experience.

  • We consider the item’s fragility, composition, and value to determine the best packing methods.
  • We stock and use more than 60 sizes of prefabricated boxes. We design and construct one-of-a-kind corrugated containers.
  • We’ve even built round and triangular boxes and boxes over 7 feet tall!
  • We design and build custom wood boxes and crates, including stick crates, solid wall crates, and crates qualified to be shipped internationally.
  • We secure shipments on pallets or skids to provide additional stability and ease in handling.
Skid Steer Loader Cedar Rapids

We can build custom crates for any type of equipment.

Thanks for the exciting news that my boxes have shipped. I am so eager to get them – it will be like Christmas all over again. I stopped by my sister’s this week and she showed me the packing process you used. Mighty impressive! (I now understand that I won’t ever need those coverage figures.) You can know you’ve got a very high recommendation from me and the rest of my family.

~ Annie K

Lee, We received a call Friday from the carrier, but (they) could not deliver until Monday. We decided to pick up the packages at their dock. All the items came in the best condition. Nothing was broke or damaged. You folk did an excellent job wrapping and packing. The guy at the (freight company) who helped us load our pickup couldn’t believe the job you folks did boxing, shrink wrapping and palletizing the freight. I want to thank you for an excellent job, and your professional attention to detail. A very rare commodity these days!!!

~ Pam S.

Pak Mail recently helped me out of a bad shipping spot. They were extremely professional, responsive and accommodating of my difficult situation. And, most importantly, my customer reported that the very large framed serigraph print was expertly packaged. I can’t say enough good things about Pakmail of Eastern Iowa and all who work there. They have earned a loyal new customer!!

~ Rebecca Rose

Thank you very much for your exceptional help in shipping the grandfather clock from Iowa to Florida. Our clock arrived in outstanding condition as it had been packed with great care before being shipped. My husband and I are extremely pleased with the “above and beyond” care given to our cherished family treasure. We most definitely will be recommending Pak Mail to anyone that is shipping items from the Cedar Rapids, Iowa area. Thank you so much, Lee It has been a pleasure to work with you.

~ Ione & Chuck Good

Wanted to let you know that the large box with the two rockers, footstool and watercolor painting arrive safely some time ago. Because we were remodeling, the box sat to one side of the entry until time allowed it unpacking. I didn’t want things to mildew so I finally checked the contents. What a substantial packing job! It took scissors and a lot of tugging at bubble wrap around the rocker frame. Though Pak Mail is expensive, you do a great job. The freight company was also courteous. They called ahead to coordinate time when someone could be here. Excellent service!

~ Robyn W.

I had a awkward sized piece of art that needed to be shipped same day. After trying 3 stores that couldn’t get close to accommodating the size I found pakmail. Over a very short lunch hour they were able to maneuver a box to fit and get me out the door in a timely fashion. Not to mention some of the kindest people to work with! I know where I will be going from now on!!

~ Monica Recker

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FAX: 319-373-5795

5249 North Park Place NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402