Craters & Freighters Opens Location in Birmingham-Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Customized Packaging, Crating & Shipping Now Available to Local Businesses and Consumers

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - July 31, 2013 // PRNewswire // - Craters & Freighters, the national leader in specialty freight solutions, announced today the opening of a new franchise location in Birmingham, AL as a result of the area's high demand for specialty freight handling services. The new location, marking Craters & Freighters' 68th national operating center is open for business as of August 1st and services the entire Birmingham and Tuscaloosa metro areas.

"We are pleased to expand our presence throughout the Birmingham and Tuscaloosa region," said Diane Gibson, Craters & Freighters founder and CEO. "As a key strategic area for the company, Birmingham is an ideal market for us. We are looking forward to building strong partnerships with Birmingham's Fortune 500 companies, technology companies manufacturing facilities, and higher education institutions."

Owner Thomas Glover adds, "After researching business opportunities in the area, I came across Craters & Freighters and found the business model to be fun, challenging and different. Many companies are in need of unique packaging, crating and shipping solutions and Craters & Freighters of Birmingham is ready to provide these services. My background is in field sales for large educational publishing companies. I look forward to applying my years of sales experience to assist corporations in Birmingham to find solutions for their specialty shipping needs."

About Craters & Freighters

Craters & Freighters was founded in June 1990 to meet the needs of businesses and consumers for specialty freight handling, including pick-up, crating, shipping, tracking, insuring and delivery of shipments that are too heavy, oversized, valuable, awkward, and time-sensitive for other shipping agencies. The company serves consumers and businesses in all sectors including, electronics, medical equipment, aerospace, biotechnology, manufacturing, museums and fine art galleries. Notable items the company has recently shipped:

  • A complete F-15 flight simulator, which was shipped from an Air Force base in Florida to one in Texas in 32 crates ranging in size from 20' x 12' to 3' x 3'
  • Server racks for top Internet search engines
  • Robotic equipment for leading defense corporations
  • Priceless Van Gogh and Monet masterpieces

Craters & Freighters in Birmingham-Tuscaloosa, AL is located at 5541 Powder Plant Lane Bessemer, AL. The phone number is (205) 434-2872. For more information about Craters & Freighters Birmingham, visit

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Craters & Freighters specializes in packaging, crating, and shipping items that are too heavy, oversized, and fragile for standard shipping companies.


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