40 Years Of Fun Facts

By Jeff Park, President

As we celebrate our 40th year in business, I’ve been thinking about some interesting facts about our company.  For instance, did you know that American Crating Company is one of the largest purchasers of lumber in northeastern Oklahoma?

That’s right, in the average year we likely buy more lumber than any single construction company or hardware store in the state.  In recent years we’ve used on average over 11 million pounds of lumber per year.  That’s 5,500 tons of 2 X 4s and plywood — each year.  That’s over 44,000 pounds per work day and nearly enough wood to lay end-to-end from Tulsa to Dallas and back.

American Crating uses on average more than 11 million pounds of lumber each year. 40 years of that much lumber laying end-to-end would wrap 72% of the way around the Earth

Multiply that by 40 years and you’d have enough wood laying end-to-end to make it 72% of the way around the world. By my calculations, we only need another few years at our current growth rate to make it all the way around the Earth and back to Tulsa.

After 40 years, we’ve learned a few ways to best utilize lumber and other materials.  Especially how to use those resources to protect your freight.  Our professional staff handles every job in the most efficient and accurate manner possible.  If we can assist you with a project or if you’d like to find out more about American Crating Company, give me a call or send me an email: jpark@americancrating.net.

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Jeff Park
American Crating Company
(918) 425-8787 office
(918) 527-0311 mobile



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