PSI and American Fabricators Inc.

July 14th, 2014

PSI & AFI

At Packaging Strategies Incorporated, we strive to provide our customers with the highest quality products made from only the best materials. We have developed partnerships with several companies and suppliers to ensure only the best for our customers at a price they will find reasonable and affordable. One of the partnerships we have developed over the years has been one with American Fabricators Incorporated.

 

Founded in 1984, American Fabricators Inc. is a privately owned and operated company that specializes in precision sheet metal fabrication. The company currently employes about 100 associates and owns about 100,000 square feet of space dedicated to manufacturing. The company has worked to partner with several other companies in a wide variety of industries to keep their name at the top in the sheet metal industry. The company has a number of different capabilities including:

  1. Metal Finishing
  2. Welding
  3. Shearing
  4. Brake Forming
  5. Turret Punching
  6. Assembly
  7. Laser Cutting
  8. Hardware Insertion

 

The company currently owns:

  1. 30 Weld Stations
  2. 5 Lasers
  3. 27 N/C Turret Punches
  4. 33 Brake Presses

 

With such capabilities, there is no question why PSI chose to partner with AFI. Want to learn more about American Fabricators Incorporated? Visit their full website today.

 

At PSI, we strive to provide our customers with an array of custom casing products to meet their diverse needs. We specialize in the production of several different cases including:

  1. Custom Military Cases
  2. Custom Hardigg Cases
  3. Custom Electronic Cases
  4. Custom Shipping Cases
  5. Custom Storm Cases
  6. Custom Telecommunications Cases
  7. Custom SKB Cases

 

Want to get started with PSI today? Give us a call at 410.547.7877 or visit our contact page. You can also stop in at our convenient location in Baltimore. You can find us at 6711-B Moravia Road.

 

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Independence Day and PSI

July 2nd, 2014

Independence Day

This Friday marks the 238th 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.

To get started with PSI on your new custom cases, call us today at 410.547.7877 or click here.

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Source:

http://heavy.com/news/2014/07/independence-day-july-4-america/

How Can Foam Interiors Enhance your Case?

June 30th, 2014

Custom Foam InteriorWhen you invest in a custom case to transport your medical or electrical equipment, you want to get the most for your money. One of the best ways to get the most out of your custom case is to include a custom foam insert for your interior. Some might not think that a foam interior will be helpful for the case, but a foam interior can have several benefits.

  1. Inside Protection- While the outside layer of your case protects your equipment from natural elements, a foam interior will protect the equipment itself. Along with the outer shell of your equipment, the inner workings of your equipment can become damaged during transportation. Foam interiors will absorb shock and movement while being moved to help better protect your equipment.
  2. Element Protection- While the outside of your case will take the brunt of the natural elements during a move, a foam interior can help protect against the elements as well. Foam interiors will help prevent water damage as well as help maintain a steady temperature.
  3. Lightweight- Foam interiors will help add a layer of protection without adding unnecessary weight to your case. This will help transport the case easier and won’t add additional fees when it comes to shipping.
  4. Organization- Foam interiors can be made custom, just like the case itself. This will make for a easy assembly once your equipment reaches its destination. Each piece of equipment can be easily found because it has its own place in the case.
  5. No Mess- A foam interior is made to fit easily and snugly in your custom case. This eliminates the mess of other packing materials.

At Packing Strategies Incorporated, we specialize in making and installing custom foam interiors for your custom cases. PSI understands that your equipment needs to be protected at all times during transportation, which is why we are continuously working to find new innovative ways to create custom cases and foam interiors. Located in Baltimore, Maryland, PSI is the only name you need to know when it comes to foam interiors.

To get started with PSI, call us today at 410-547-7877 or visit our contact page. You can also follow PSI today on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, and Twitter.

 

Custom SKB Cases

June 24th, 2014

Custom SKB Cases

SKB cases have been used for years in a variety of different areas for those with equipment that needs to be transported. When someone mentions a SKB case, the first thing that comes to mind is durability. SKB cases are known for their ability to protect against the elements, making these cases a top choice amongst those who participate in activities outdoors. Some activities or hobbies that would require a SKB custom case could include:

  1. Golf- Provides protection for clubs, golf balls, and other equipment.
  2. Bowling-Provides protection for bowling balls to prevent chipping and other damage.
  3. Baseball-Protect aluminum bats as well as gloves.
  4. Optics-Professional cameras and lenses need protection from most outdoor elements.
  5. Fishing-Protect fishing poles, lines, and hook equipment.
  6. Archery-Protect an array of bow shapes and sizes.
  7. Hunting-Guns and ammo need to be kept out of harsh conditions.

These activities typically take place outdoors and require equipment that needs protection from the outdoor elements like rain and dirt. At Packaging Strategies Incorporated, we specialize in the production of custom SKB cases. With PSI, our customization process of SKB cases includes:

  1. Cushion Insert Design
  2. 3D Modeling
  3. Rapid Prototyping

Our customization process enables us to have quick turnaround at a cost that is reasonable and affordable. Our production equipment is also CNC controlled to monitor and prevent errors during the production process. This also helps to reduce manufacturing and production costs, saving our customers money as well. Materials used by PSI are high quality to ensure the protection of your equipment whether you are taking it on a small trip or transporting the equipment across country.

To get started with PSI and your new custom SKB case, contact PSI today. Call us at 410.547.7877 or visit our contact page.

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Friendly Fire Takes 5 American Soldiers

June 13th, 2014

Friendly Fire Deaths

It appears that friendly fire is to blame for the deaths of 5 American soldiers Monday. The five soldiers, ranging in age in their 20’s, were killed when a coalition jet bombed them by mistake in southern Afghanistan. A security operation was being conducted by the troops at the time of the attack because of the Saturday presidential election in Afghanistan. The coalition jet had been called into the area to help prevent a Taliban attack. A statement released by NATO suggests that the troops had come in contact with Taliban troops by way of rocket fire. The troops then called for backup in the form of air support, when they were mistakenly bombed and killed. Details of the mission are not being released and the Department of Defense is currently investigating the attack says Caitlin Hayden, a spokeswoman for the U.S. National Security Council.

The 5 deaths will bring the total death count of Americans to 2.328 since the beginning of the Afghan war in October of 2001. Another publicized death caused by friendly fire was that of former NFL player Pat Tillman. Tillman joined the Rangers force with the Army and was killed in 2004 when he was accidently shot by a comrade. Other countries such as Canada and Britain have lost soldiers to friendly fire since the war began.

Packaging Strategies Incorporated is proud to have worked with every area of our United States Armed Forces. For years we have guaranteed the safe and efficient transportation of electrical and tactical equipment to the Department of Defense through our custom military shipping, carrying, and transit cases. PSI has partnered with suppliers and vendors such as American Fabrications, Hardigg, and Pelican to ensure our customers receive the highest quality custom shipping cases.

To get started with Packaging Strategies Incorporated of Baltimore, call us today at 410.547.7877 or click here. You can also visit us at 6711-B Moravia Park Drive in Baltimore.

You can also follow PSI today on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

 

Sources:

http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/10/world/asia/afghanistan-isaf-deaths/index.html

http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/11/us/afghanistan-american-friendly-fire-deaths/

Only POW Released

June 9th, 2014

Prisoner released into US custodyAfter 5 years of being a prisoner of war, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been released and returned to American custody. Bergdahl, who is originally from Hailey, Idaho, was the only prisoner of war from both Afghanistan and Iraq from the war on terror. On June 30, 2009, Bergdahl had been held captive by the Taliban. Officials of the United States began negotiations with the Taliban recently to secure the release of the POW. In January, new video of the POW surfaced which gave hope to the family of Bergdahl that he would soon be released by the Taliban. President Obama released a statement regarding the release of Bergdahl saying “Sergeant Bergdahl’s recovery is a reminder of America’s unwavering commitment to leave no man or woman in uniform behind on the battlefield.”

The 28 year old prisoner was released after the U.S. agreed to release five Taliban detainees. The five men had been previously held at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, a United States military-detention facility. There were growing concerns over the health of Bergdahl which prompted officials to take action in his release. Once on the helicopter, Bergdahl asked his rescuers if they were from the Special Forces. Once they replied, Bergdahl began to cry. Bergdahl was to be sent for medical treatment in Landstuhl, Germany and will then return to the United States where he will reunite with his parents.

For years, Packaging Strategies Incorporated has worked alongside the men and women in all branches of our United States Armed Forces by providing quality custom cases to transport important tactical and electronic equipment. PSI is knowledgeable of the contracting requirements for the government and help to provide affordable cases in a timely manner. PSI is also available to create custom transport cases for private companies and industries as well.

To get started with PSI for your affordably priced custom case, call us at 410.547.7877 or fill out our online form today. PSI can also be followed on social media like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Find us today!

 

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VA Secretary Resigns

May 30th, 2014

u.s. armed forcesPresident Obama announced the resignation of Eric Shinseki this Friday. The former Army general had been feeling pressure to resign over the past months due to controversy over waits for care in VA hospitals. Obama met with Shinseki before he faced reporters to say that Shinseki felt that “the VA needs new leadership” in regards to the growing number of problems it faces. Shinseki also went on to say that he didn’t want to become “a distraction”, to which the President agreed. Shinseki had gone to the White House to share his internal audit findings from his visits with the VA hospitals. In the report, there were findings of “questionable scheduling practices”.

Last month, reports from CNN claimed that at the VA in Phoenix, at least 40 veterans had passed away while awaiting care. An inspector for the VA had reported that at the Phoenix location, a minimum of 1,700 veterans had been awaiting treatment, but instead were placed on lists or never received a scheduled appointment. Shinseki claims to “have been misled by others” and he admits to accepting reports that were not accurate when it came to patient wait times. While addressing reporters Friday, President Obama called for “a change in culture” and the overall better care of our veterans. The President also praised Shinseki for his works while in the service and commended his leadership in increasing budgets and services within the VA. However, the reports that have been delivered to the President are still “totally unacceptable” and there needs to be an immediate change.

At Packaging Strategies Incorporated, we are proud to provide our men and women of all branches of the United States Armed Forces with quality custom cases that aid them in their duties. PSI works to deliver custom cases that will transport everything from weapons to electronics safely and efficiently. We look forward to our continued work with our United States Armed Forces.

To receive an estimate about custom transportation cases from PSI, call us at (410)-547-7877, or click here today. You can also follow PSI on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

 

Source:

http://www.wbaltv.com/politics/shinseki-initiating-removal-of-senior-leaders-at-phoenix-va/26241510#!SrZXZ

Memorial Day and PSI

May 24th, 2014

Military Weapons CasesThis Monday is Memorial Day. Today, most people think of Memorial Day as a day off from school and work. But do you know what Memorial Day stands for? Do you know how it began?

On May 5th, 1868, the head of a group called the Grand Army of the Republic called for Decoration Day. Three years after the end of the Civil War, this day was a time dedicated to decorating the graves of the fallen soldiers. John A. Logan, Major General, determined that May 30th would be Decoration Day. It is said that May 30th was chosen because all across the nation, flowers would be in bloom to decorate the graves. Prior to Decoration Day, local areas throughout the nation had been remembering and honoring the fallen soldiers. On April 25th, 1866, a group of women are said to have participated in one of the first ever tributes in Columbus, Mississippi, when they decorated the graves of both Confederate and Union soldiers. There is often discrepancies surrounding the official location where Memorial Day was founded, although President Lyndon Johnson, along with Congress, decreed Waterloo, New York the birth place in 1966.

Prior to World War 1, Memorial Day was spent honoring the fallen soldiers of the Civil War. Once WW1 ended, the fallen soldiers of both wars were remembered on the holiday. The day is normally marked at Arlington National Cemetery where small American flags can be found at every gravesite. In December of 2000, Congress passed “The National Moment of Remembrance Act” to ensure the citizens of the United States of America never lose sight of the true meaning of the holiday. There is also a National Moment of Remembrance, which is a minute of silence taking place at 3:00pm on Memorial Day.

So amid you family gatherings and cookouts this upcoming Monday, take the time to remember the fallen soldiers of our country. When the clock hits 3:00pm, take the minute to pause and honor those that have given their lives so that we may live ours in safety and freedom.

 

At Packaging Strategies Incorporated, we work hard to provide every branch of our armed forces with the highest quality custom cases to transport all of their valued equipment that is essential in keeping our country safe. We are proud to serve them as they have so selflessly served us.

To learn more about PSI and our services, click here or call (410)-547-1616. Find us on Google+, Facebook, and Twitter.

Custom Storm Cases with PSI

May 14th, 2014

Custom storm cases can survive the stormWhen you have equipment that requires only the safest environment to be transported in due to its sensitivity and value, you need a custom storm case. At Packaging Strategies Incorporated, we have always striven to provide you with only the best custom casing to transport your vital electronic equipment. This is why we have partnered with Pelican Cases to produce the best storm cases that meet your transporting needs.

Our storm cases are made with the highest quality proprietary HPX® polymer, which goes through laboratory testing in low temperatures to ensure it can resist impacts in any condition and protect your equipment.  Our customization of storm cases include:

  1. Container design
  2. Cushion insert design
  3. Rapid prototyping
  4. 3D modeling

Our production equipment is CNC controlled, allowing us to reduce cost for manufacturing while reducing errors made during the manufacturing process. While working alongside Pelican Cases, we can promise our custom storm cases are:

  1. Secure and Safe
  2. Life-time guaranteed
  3. Immune to all natural environments
  4. Lightweight
  5. Shatter and Dent resistant

Pelican Cases was founded in 1976 by a Scuba diver named Dave Parker. Parker knew of the importance of a case that wouldn’t leak or fail. PSI shares the same recognition today as Parker did in 1976, which makes our partnership with Pelican Cases the perfect working relationship. We understand how important it is to ship your equipment at a reasonable price without sacrificing the quality of the case. When you work alongside one of our trained technicians at PSI, you can be confident that your custom storm case will hold up against the toughest conditions, keeping your equipment safe, while staying in a comfortable price range for your business. PSI prides itself on creating and building long term relationships with clients that include private companies such as Dell and Northrop Grumman and government organizations like the US Coast Guard and US Air Force.  Let us not only meet your requirements, but exceed your expectations.

If your business is in need of a custom storm case, contact Packaging Strategies Incorporated today to receive an estimate. Send in our online form here or print out the form and fax it to (410)-547-1616.We reply to an estimate request within 24 hours from Monday to Friday. You can visit our location at 6711-B Moravia Park Drive in Baltimore, Maryland or call us at (410)-547-7877.

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Northrop Grumman and B-2 Bomber

May 9th, 2014

Custom CasesNorthrop Grumman, one of the private government sectors that PSI has serviced, just announced yesterday that they are the company behind “Project Magellan”.

They will be designing the next generation of B-2 stealth bombers. The project will provide 1,800 new jobs that will average a salary of $100,000. The new project will be taking place in Brevard County, FL. The Melbourne International Airport will be hosting the project and will invest about $500 million in the local area. Back in April, the Melbourne International Airport Authority Board approved a 10 year lease of 20 acres to Northrop Grumman, who was anonymous at the time of the vote. This project will further the expansion of Northrop Grumman’s Manned Aircraft Design Center of Excellence and of the company’s Space Coast footprint. The B-2 project will call for an addition of 300 employees to the company by the end of the year. The project was about two years in the making.

Northrop Grumman is used to these types of projects, with involvement in the fields:
1. Military Aviation
2. Manned Aircraft
3. Space
4. Navigation Systems
5. Missile Defense
6. Naval Systems

PSI has serviced private projects such as the Melbourne project. At Packaging Strategies Incorporated, we create custom cases that are engineered to your payloads weight, vulnerability, and size needs. We offer environmental and shock testing upon request. Our solutions use 3D modeling design and first article sampling to ensure that the solution provided prevents delays in delivery and doesn’t exceed budget. We also service the several branches of US government and have worked closely with the Department of Defense. PSI started in 1990, focusing on supporting the defense community. We have now grown to a multi-faced company servicing not only the government, but private enterprises as well.

Our core project since the beginning has been the production of transportable electronic reusable carrying and shipping cases. Our on-site facilities, trained personnel, and overall expertise allow us to create a product that will exceed our client’s needs and expectations.

Contact us through our online form or call us 410-547-7877 to receive an estimate on your next container project. We will reply to quote requests within 24 hours, Monday thru Friday. We are located at 6711-B Moravia Park Drive, Baltimore, MD.
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Sources:

http://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/blog/2014/05/northrop-grumman-building-next-gen-b-2-bomber-in.html

http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20140508/BUSINESS/140509496/1024?Title=Northrop-Grumman-named-20-8M-x2018-Project-Magellan-x2019-recipient

http://www.northropgrumman.com/Pages/default.aspx