Denver’s Leading Packaging, Crating and Shipping Company Provides Shipping Services To National Western Stock Show Art Exhibit Benefiting Local Scholarship Trust

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Craters & Freighters of Denver packs, crates and ships artwork purchased at the National Western Stock Show Art Exhibit.

Craters & Freighters, the local leader in custom packaging, crating and shipping provides its services to the Western Art Exhibit and Sale at this year’s 106th annual National Western Stock Show.

“The National Western Stock Show organizes and produces several events annually to benefit the National Western Scholarship Trust, including the Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale. This year, the Trust awarded 71 grants for the 2010-2011 school year. The grants range from $2500 to $6000 and are presented to students studying agriculture and medicine for practice in rural areas at colleges in Colorado and Wyoming,” according to the National Western Stock Show Website.

Craters & Freighters of Denver attends the Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale’s Red Carpet Opening Reception where hundreds of local artworks are sold as part of a silent auction to benefit the National Western Scholarship Trust. The Denver location provides local deliveries, as well as out of state crating and shipping services to the buyers of the auctioned artworks. Additionally, shipping services are available for the remainder of the exhibit for any additional purchases attendees make.

“We’ve been providing our services to Stock Show attendees for about ten years now. Often times someone wants to buy a piece of artwork from the auction or exhibit but doesn’t know how they will ever get it home, and that’s where we come in. We protect the item for transit and local delivery and also provide custom packaging, crating and shipping solutions for out of town visitors. If you have your eye on a large painting or sculpture, we can help you get it home! We are always happy to make our services available to the National Western Scholarship Trust and to be a part of the local Denver community by attending the National Western Stock show each year,” said Scott Simpson, with Craters & Freighters of Denver.

Many of the paintings are large, one-of-a-kind, and of high-value. Having an experienced shipping company handling them properly is a top priority. Once the exhibit comes to a close, Craters & Freighters of Denver will pack, crate and ship any remaining artworks back to the artists.

Craters & Freighters provides expert packaging, crating and shipping services from locations nationwide. Unique to the transportation industry, the company engineers and builds customized shipping containers and wood crates to ensure all shipments arrive safe, damage-free and on-time. Some of the most unique, valuable and challenging shipments the company has handled include:

  •     $13 million worth of paintings by masters including Van Gogh and Rembrandt, which were shipped from a locked vault in Florida to a locked vault in Switzerland
  •     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’
  •     $195,000 full-size, wooden carved Ferrari for a luxury hotel in Las Vegas

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, over-sized, valuable, awkward, and time-sensitive for other shipping agencies. The company serves consumers and businesses in all sectors including fine art, antiques, electronics, medical equipment, aerospace, bio-technology, telecommunications and heavy machinery.

Craters & Freighters of Denver is located at 4477 Glencoe Street, Denver, Colorado. The phone number is 303.393.7633.

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