Celebrating Independence Day

July 2nd, 2015

Independence Day

This Friday marks the 239th birthday of the United States of America. July 4th is the most celebrated day in America, as it highlights the independence of the United States from Britain. As Americans from all across the country begin to celebrate the holiday with parades, cookouts, and fireworks, here are a few things to remember about the holiday!

  1. Declaration of Independence- Independence Day is the celebration of the signing of the document known as the Declaration of Independence. This document, signed by Robert Livingston, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Thomas Jefferson, declared America’s independence from Britain.
  2. Federal Holiday- Although Independence Day had been celebrated since 1776, Congress didn’t declare the day a federal holiday until 1938.
  3. Not the Accurate Date- While we continue to celebrate our Independence on July 4th, the truth still remains that the actual time of independence came at least a month later. The Declaration of Independence was fully signed by each member of the Continental Congress until August 2nd and didn’t reach King George the Third until August 30th.
  4. Death of Two Men- On July 4th, 1826, 50 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson passed away within hours of one another.
  5. Fireworks- The tradition of fireworks on July 4th began around the 19th century when citizens began to light and set off left over explosives from the war. Today, over 14,000 fireworks displays are ignited each year for the holiday.

Packaging Strategies Incorporated enjoys celebrating the independence of the United States of America each year. Our company is proud to continue our partnership with every branch of the United States Armed Forces who continue to protect the independence of the American people.

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Avoiding Custom Case Mistakes

June 26th, 2015

Custom Case Mistakes

When you have expensive and sensitive equipment to travel for military or medical purposes, you are in need of custom cases. However, with so many custom cases to choose from, people tend to make mistakes when purchasing their custom cases. Here are some of the common custom case mistakes made by those who are making purchases.

Custom Case Mistake #1

One of the main mistakes made when purchasing custom cases is the lack of customization for an attempt of a lower price. Many believe that in order to have a case customized for their specific job needs, the price for the case would increase to a point of breaking a budget. However, this is not always the case. When you choose a custom case company such as Packaging Strategies Incorporated, you are able to have your case customized at a price that fits within your budget. This also means that you won’t sacrifice the overall quality of your case for a lower price.

Custom Case Mistake #2

When looking for a custom case, many pick a case with the best case scenario in mind. This means they believe their case will be transported in ideal conditions with minimal to no change in travel conditions. However, when you choose a custom case, you must consider every possible scenario that could take place during transportation. This includes:
1. Stacking
2. Altitude Changes
3. Collisions with Vehicles
4. Collisions with Cases
5. Weather Changes
6. Poor Handling
7. Chemical Exposure
8. Water Exposure

Custom Case Mistake #3

One of the final mistakes made when purchasing custom cases for your equipment is choosing cheap or ineffective materials. While plastic or wood may seem like safe materials to use for a custom case, they are actually one of the worst. When you choose a custom case, choose those created with aluminum and foam. Aluminum is known to be both water and debris resistant while also helping to maintain a safe internal temperature. Foam is used to make customizable inserts for your case to add an extra layer of protection for your equipment.

At Packaging Strategies Incorporated, we create custom aluminum cases to protect the important equipment held inside. We know how essential a custom aluminum case is when transporting equipment for military and medical purposes. We pride ourselves on creating cases that meet every need of our customer while also exceeding their expectations, at a price that is affordable and reasonable. We are also proud of our service to every arm of the Department of Defense and United States military.

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Aluminum or Plastic for your Case

June 21st, 2015

Custom Aluminum Case
When it comes to choosing an appropriate case for your equipment, you want to choose a material that will properly protect your expensive cargo. While many might believe that using a plastic case is the best choice because of cost, they fail to realize that the more appropriate material to use for your case is aluminum. So when should you use an aluminum case over a plastic case?
1. An aluminum case will provide durable protection for your equipment during transportation. This means that your case can be stacked and moved without fear of severe damage to either the case or the equipment inside. When put under strenuous weight, plastic cases are more likely to crack or break in comparison to aluminum cases.
2. When you are transporting more than one case, you don’t want to carry heavy cases around. A plastic case will add excess weight when shipping while an aluminum case is lightweight and easier to handle. This will also cut down on overall transportation time.
3. If you are sending expensive and sensitive equipment into severe weather conditions, a plastic case will not be able to withstand the elements. Cold weather could cause a plastic case to crack while warm weather could cause plastic to melt, with either scenario resulting in damage to your equipment. With an aluminum case, your equipment will be safe from the harsh elements and the case will be left untouched by severe weather and temperature changes.

At Packaging Strategies Incorporated, we create custom aluminum cases to protect the important equipment held inside. We know how essential a custom aluminum case is when transporting equipment for military and medical purposes. We pride ourselves on creating cases that meet every need of our customer while also exceeding their expectations, at a price that is affordable and reasonable. We are also proud of our service to every arm of the Department of Defense and United States military.

To get started with a custom military case from PSI, call us today at 410-547-7877. You can also visit our contact page online.

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Packing your Military Case

June 14th, 2015

Custom Military Case
When you are transporting important military equipment, a proper military case is a must. However, just having the proper case is not necessarily enough to ship your equipment safely. Taking the proper steps to ensure your equipment is packed correctly will help your equipment arrive to its destination safe and sound.

1. Before any packing is done, determine what equipment you are shipping. Take note of the size of your equipment, detachable parts, and any sensitive areas that may require more protection than the rest of your equipment.
2. Based on the size of your equipment, choose a military case that will fit the equipment properly. Choosing a military case that is too small or too large for the equipment you are shipping could cause serious damage to occur during transportation.
3. Consider the elements your equipment will face during transportation. Harsh temperatures along with wind, dust, and water can cause serious complications or damage to your vital equipment. Ensure your military case is equipped to handle these possible weather scenarios.
4. Equip your military case with custom made foam interiors to add an extra level of protection to your military equipment. Foam interiors can be made to fit comfortably within your military case and to also allow specific areas for each portion of your equipment.
5. Be aware of the materials being used in your military case. Some materials, such as cardboard, can cause unexpected static electricity, which could result in hazardous malfunctions and even explosions.
6. Once your military case has been packed, ensure the case is properly labeled. This will allow handlers to quickly and properly identify your equipment during and after transportation.

At Packaging Strategies Incorporated, we create custom aluminum cases to protect the important equipment held inside. We know how essential a custom aluminum case is when transporting equipment for military and medical purposes. We pride ourselves on creating cases that meet every need of our customer while also exceeding their expectations, at a price that is affordable and reasonable. We are also proud of our service to every arm of the Department of Defense and United States military.

To get started with a custom military case from PSI, call us today at 410-547-7877. You can also visit our contact page online.

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Materials for your Custom Case

June 7th, 2015

PSI Custom Case Materials
When it comes to producing a strong and reliable custom case for your equipment, there are certain characteristics to look for. Your custom case should be sturdy, airtight, watertight, and created with quality materials. While some materials are ideal for creating a custom case, other materials should be avoided when making a new case. Here is a closer look into custom case materials.

Custom case materials to avoid when creating a new case include:

1. Plywood- While plywood may seem like a sturdy and environmental friendly option; this material will fail to provide the strength and durability needed for your custom case. Plywood will become weak and vulnerable to mold and rot should it travel to a humid area. Damage to the case could also allow moisture into the case, causing serious damage to your equipment.
2. Plastic- Plastic is a very commonly used material in many popular industries; however it should not be on your list for custom case materials. Plastic becomes vulnerable when exposed to extreme materials, meaning it won’t be able to hold up in extreme conditions. Heat will cause the case to melt while cold will cause the case to crack.
3. Wood Laminates- Similar to plywood, these materials are unable to handle extreme travel conditions. Wood laminates cannot stand up to the changes in humidity, temperature, and overall travel conditions, leaving your expensive and essential equipment vulnerable to irreplaceable damage.

Custom case materials to reach for when creating a new case include:

1. Aluminum- When it comes to quality custom case materials, aluminum is the best way to go. Aluminum is sturdy enough to withstand travel conditions without the fear of a crack or chip in the case. Aluminum can also withstand changes in temperature and humidity while never leaving your equipment vulnerable.
2. Foam Interiors- If you want to increase the protection surrounding your equipment, choose custom foam interiors to fit into your aluminum case. Foam interiors will keep your equipment safe from shock vibrations while also helping to monitor temperature.

At Packaging Strategies Incorporated, we create custom aluminum cases to protect the important equipment held inside. We know how essential a custom aluminum case is when transporting equipment for military and medical purposes. We pride ourselves on creating cases that meet every need of our customer while also exceeding their expectations, at a price that is affordable and reasonable. We are also proud of our service to every arm of the Department of Defense and United States military.

To get started with a custom military case from PSI, call us today at 410-547-7877. You can also visit our contact page online.

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Customization with Pelican Partnership

May 22nd, 2015

Customization at its Finest with Pelican Custom Cases

Pelican custom cases has long been the leader in custom cases to protect all your important equipment with a variety of custom case options out there and thousands of satisfied customers. Pelican takes the term custom to a whole new level with top of the line technology and a fitted foam insert to fit whatever it is you need to store.

With Pelican’s products you can get anything from a memory card case to keep your digital treasures safe to a massive transport case with over 11 cubic feet of storage space to shock resistant laptop case. Pelican, of course, also has plenty of options for military grade weapons or just equipment for home security. It all just depends on your needs.

Once you figure out the size of the custom case you need, you can decide what kind of extra features you need. Pelican offers a wide variety of add-on features to customize your case for your valuables’ needs. Cases are completely waterproof with Pelican’s top of the line technology that has a polymer o-ring acting as a seal to keep all water out. The custom cases also come with a stainless steel wheels for effortless rolling of your heaviest equipment, among other add-on features like a nameplate, reinforced padlock protectors, and a 3 piece customized foam insert set.

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Pelican is not just a pretty case, as their slogan suggests, but sometimes it pays to shop for your Pelican custom case at local custom case professional instead on an impersonal website. Packaging Strategies Incorporated has a strong partnership with Pelican and works together with them to create your dream custom case.

At Packaging Strategies Incorporated, we create custom aluminum cases to protect the important equipment held inside. We know how essential a custom aluminum case is when transporting equipment for military and medical purposes. We pride ourselves on creating cases that meet every need of our customer while also exceeding their expectations, at a price that is affordable and reasonable. We are also proud of our service to every arm of the Department of Defense and United States military.

To get started with a custom military case from PSI, call us today at 410-547-7877. You can also visit our contact page online.

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Medical Cases for your Needs

May 17th, 2015

For those in the medical profession, nothing is of a higher priority than safety. Because oftentimes so many medical professionals work out in the field, it is necessary to keep their equipment safe and protected from any potential damage. PSI Cases in Baltimore can provide top quality medical equipment cases in order to ensure that your equipment stays in its prime condition, no matter what the situation is.

During the transportation process is when many items can experience damage due to many different factors, such as poor road conditions. Items may get jostled and even broken due to insufficient and poorly designed containers. However, a medical equipment case from PSI can provide you with peace of mind. They are manufactured and created with the medical professional in mind, giving both ease of use and efficiency of use in the final product.

PSI Cases’ is home to expert certified packaging engineers who know the value and necessity of a quality medical equipment case. For the medical equipment that is sensitive to changes in temperature or light or for the tools that require custom foam interiors to be properly cared for, our engineers incorporate strong aluminum and thermoplastic materials for the exteriors of the cases. These exteriors are capable of putting up with virtually anything that could prove harmful for the case’s contents, whether that is water, excessive heat, or shock from impact. In the inner part of the case, tools are cushioned individually with foam interiors, making it so any impact outside does not cause damage to the inside.

PSI Cases has long been a leader in the design of quality packaging and container solutions for many different industries. For more information, or to schedule your consultation today, call 410-547-7877 or send an email to info@psicases.com. You can keep in the know about all of the latest news and developments too by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

Choosing an Aluminum Case

May 8th, 2015

Aluminum Case Benefits

When it comes to choosing a custom case to transport your sensitive equipment in, there are several casing materials to choose from. While many believe that a simple plastic case can get the job done, that isn’t always the best option. There are certain situations when a custom aluminum case is the best option for the job at hand.

If you plan on sending sensitive or expensive equipment into harsher conditions than normal, a custom aluminum case will be your best option. Aluminum cases have the ability to be made airtight, preventing any dirt or debris from entering the case and causing damage to your equipment. This means the cases can also be made watertight as well. Water can cause a lot of irreparable damage to your equipment, which makes a watertight case essential. A custom aluminum case can also handle high temperatures without allowing the temperature to rise within the case.

If you wish to use your case for a long period of time for multiple jobs, consider using a custom aluminum case. An aluminum case can withstand stress and general wear and tear that comes from being used often. A plastic case will tend to crack or become damaged more quickly than an aluminum case. Cracks, even the smallest one, can cause a plastic case to leave your equipment vulnerable to further damage. A custom aluminum case is also very easily transported. While being able to handle large levels of stress and weight, the case is still able to be moved easily. This means the case doesn’t require specific conditions in order to be transported.

At Packaging Strategies Incorporated, we create custom aluminum cases to protect the important equipment held inside. We know how essential a custom aluminum case are when transporting equipment for military and medical purposes. We pride ourselves on creating cases that meet every need of our customer while also exceeding their expectations, at a price that is affordable and reasonable. We are also proud of our service to every arm of the Department of Defense and United States military.

To get started with a custom gun case from PSI, call us today at 410-547-7877. You can also visit our contact page online.

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Your Custom Military Case

May 1st, 2015

Custom-Military-Case

Choosing your custom military case can be difficult, and almost stressful. You want to be sure to choose a case that is affordable, efficient, and strong. If your military equipment becomes damaged during travel, your life could be at risk. You need your military equipment to stay safe and secure during travel to ensure proper function and the safety of everyone around you, including yourself. Here are some things to consider when choosing your custom military case:

1. Overall Protection- You must consider the level of protection your custom military case is offering you. You need a custom military case that will not only protect your equipment from the outside, but the inside as well. Look for a custom military case that uses aluminum as its outer shell and that also includes a custom foam interior. The foam interior will help keep your equipment safe from movement and temperature.
2. Equipment- Determine the type of equipment you are transporting in your custom military case. Some types of equipment require more protection than others. Some equipment can be simply placed inside a case while others require a foam interior and other customizations.
3. Arrival- When choosing a custom military case, keep in mind where your equipment is heading. Locations that have extreme hot or cold temperatures require cases that offer temperature control options. Locations that see plenty of rain or high levels of humidity require cases that are watertight, which will prevent moisture from entering the case and causing damage. Dry locations require cases that are airtight, to prevent debris from entering the case and damaging the equipment.

At Packaging Strategies Incorporated, we create custom aluminum cases to protect the important equipment held inside. We know how essential a custom aluminum case is when transporting equipment for military and medical purposes. We pride ourselves on creating cases that meet every need of our customer while also exceeding their expectations, at a price that is affordable and reasonable. We are also proud of our service to every arm of the Department of Defense and United States military.

To get started with a custom military case from PSI, call us today at 410-547-7877. You can also visit our contact page online.

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Custom Cases and SKB

April 26th, 2015

Custom-Cases-SKBIt’s easy to say that the most important part of being a gun-owner is practicing gun safety. At PSI, we take safety very seriously. We’ve compiled a small list of gun-safety tips to keep in mind when handling a firearm.

1. Handle any firearm as you would if it was loaded.
2. Don’t joke around. You should never pretend to shoot something, or point the gun at something you don’t actually mean to destroy.
3. Be aware. It’s important to be aware of your surroundings, your target, and what is beyond your target. A gun can be more powerful than you think, and the target may be less powerful than you think. The bullet may go through the target, so its important to pay attention to what else it might hit in the process.
4. Don’t touch the trigger. Unless you are pointing your gun towards your target and are ready to shoot, keep your finger off the trigger. Every time you touch the trigger, you risk possibility of accidentally shooting the gun.
5. Keep your firearms stored safely and properly.

This last tip is especially important to us. If you own a firearm, you usually know the best way to handle it, but do you know the best way to store it? You should never keep a gun out where inexperienced friends, family, or children could get ahold of it. For this reason, it’s important to lock your firearms in a case. The best cases to look into are custom cases from one of our strategic partners, SKB.

SKB offers a wide range of custom cases for your firearms. These include cases that are airtight, waterproof and dust proof, have adjustable foam interiors, and much more. If you’re looking for a case that holds two rifles, SKB can provide you with a case that has a convoluted bunk bed style foam interior. If you’re looking for a small case to hold a pistol, SKB can provide you with a case with a custom interior that has an adjustable high-density foam cutout to fit various pistols. No matter the size or type of your firearm, SKB is the place to go for custom cases.

Practicing gun safety is one of the most important parts of being a gun-owner, and having the right case can help you do so!
To learn more about SKB custom cases, you can visit their website.

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Sources:

http://armeddefense.org/safetyrules

http://www.skbcases.com/sports/products.php?cat=2