Quality stone products require quality shipping
Our company can work with you to arrange any of your shipping needs for our product. We can include this into your quote/estimate using the most economical or expeditious service available, while maintaining quality product care and delivery services. Specific information such as site delivery address, directions, site contact and cell phone number, date required, pallet weights allowable, special packaging or handling, etc. will be required.
Our products are hand-packed on 1-1/2 or 2 ton pallets using styrofoam spacers to ensure that your stone will not be damaged during shipping. After the stone is packaged on the pallet, it is stretch-wrapped and banded with edge clips for extra protection. If the stone will not fit our standard pallet size of 42” x 48”, we can provide alternative packaging suggestions and solutions. Depending on the size, we may need to build a crate around the product for LTL shipping. A crate is built with 1/4″ plywood and typically 2″ x 4″ lumber. If a crate or pallet is not suitable for the size of the product, the stone will be placed on an A-frame. Upright A-frames are commonly used for transporting thin slab material. The frame work is constructed with 2″ x 4″ lumber, and the material is banded to the frame. Since packaging affects pricing and shipping costs, special packaging requirements need to be specified prior to the pricing/bidding of the project. Each individual piece of stone will have a stone mark that you can reference to your shop tickets. These will also appear on the Bill of Lading you will receive at the time of delivery.
Material will be loaded on to a flat bed or enclosed trailer. Our shipping department will load the stone onto the truck, ensuring that it is handled with care before it leaves our facility. Drivers are informed how to properly strap down the material, protecting your stone so it arrives safely to its final destination.