Rigging & Crating

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Your Best One-Stop Integrated Solution for Rigging & Crating

Masthead International, a PCG company, has over 30 years experience serving the domestic and international rigging, packaging and crating needs of the semiconductor and high technology industries. We pride ourselves on providing unmatched service in safety, schedule, cost and quality.

From our 60,000 square foot state-of-the-art crating and packaging facility located in Phoenix, Arizona, we fabricate crating and ship world-class products both domestically and internationally. This state-of-the-art facility is capable of building 1 million cubic feet of custom crates per year that meet sophisticated packaging requirements. Our craftsmen have years of rigging and crating experience which helps us minimize the risks for damage to tools and equipment during transit and their handling at the final destination.

For over three decades, Masthead has specialized in serving the domestic and international rigging and crating needs of the semiconductor and other high-technology industries. We have successfully installed more than 30,000 process tools in semiconductor facilities worldwide — a record unsurpassed by our competitors.

Masthead International is the only company that offers the combined services of specialty rigging and crating under one roof. This gives us the unique advantage and flexibility to tailor each product and service to our customer’s very precise needs and positively impact quality control, schedule maintenance, safety and cost savings. This makes us your best one-stop integrated solution and fulfillment partner.

Quite simply, when it comes to fulfilling your specialty rigging and crating needs, Masthead is the world’s #1 solution provider.

The Rigging Experts

We Do The Heavy Lifting For You


Masthead will move anything and everything that requires specialized moving equipment and/or handling – from huge air conditioners onto the roofs of buildings to very heavy statues and other objects d’art into private homes. As a full-service rigging contractor, we pride ourselves on working safely and effectively to meet customers’ specialized needs.

In the semiconductor market and related microelectronics industries, Masthead installs process tools and their supporting pedestals in controlled environments. We have installed over 30,000 process tools, a record unsurpassed by few rigging contractors in the semiconductor facility market. From small microscopes to very large machines, we are especially proficient in handling the transport of equipment that needs delicate balancing and handling, and integrating them into both new and pre-existing assembly lines where the demand for precision is staggeringly unforgiving. Our equipment inventory includes sophisticated and heavy-duty crane hoisting and rigging equipment for all kinds of precision move projects.

Specialized Rigging Services Include

  • Rigging services for complete fabrication and facility decommissionings
  • Installation as well as dismantling of process tools
  • Supply and fabrication of specialty and custom rigging equipment
  • Pedestal supply and fabrication for tool support requirements
  • Cost management and value engineering to identify cost-saving opportunities and ergonomic solutions for the Owner
  • Quality control to ensure the highest levels of protocol are maintained for all moves
  • Move-in coordination services
  • Turnkey Relocation Services
  • Factory / Cleanroom Relocation
  • Heavy Lift & Rigging Services
  • Specialized Transport
  • Oversized Loads
  • Millwrights
  • Heavy Equipment & Crane Rigging
  • Industrial Moving
  • Sensitive Equipment & Cleanroom Certification
  • Laser Alignment
  • Vibration, Moisture & Contaminant Sensitive Packing & Moving
  • Forklift Rigging Services
  • Seismic Anchoring & Clips

Specialty Packaging & Crating

Any Container for Any Application


Masthead’s experience in all types of crating and packaging services stems from over two decades of handling and moving heavy equipment for all types of industries, including 30+ years of installing process tools for owners of semiconductor facilities. Because of our crating experience in these specialized technologies, we have sustained long-standing relationships with most of our customers.

We have the latest equipment to build custom crates to meet sophisticated packaging requirements. Our laborers are reliable craftsmen with years of successful experience in crating and packaging almost any kind of tool, equipment or machinery in preparation for precision moves and riggings at various locations. This experience helps us minimize the risks for damage to tools and equipment during transit and their handling at the final destination.

Custom Crating Services Include

  • Custom-fabricated crating and packaging for all types of objects requiring special handling and movement
  • Crating services for fab and facility decommissionings
  • Custom crating and packaging for semiconductor process tools
  • Facility surveys and pre-measurement services for the manufacture of custom crates and packages
  • Specially-engineered containers to ensure safe shipment of product
  • Complete labeling services including shock watches, tip-and-tells, humidity level indicators
  • Cradles and skids
  • Preparation of a comprehensive range of engineered crating specifications for domestic and international shipments
  • “No Bug” fabrication compliance for overseas shipments
  • On-site foam-in-place injection
  • Moisture control
  • Vapor bagging and vacuum sealing
  • Protection packaging and cushioning supplies
  • Shipping and coordination services
  • Export Crates & Military Crating; ISPM15 Crates
  • Trade Show Crates & Reusable Crates
  • Floating Base Crate & Cushion Deck Crates
  • Industrial Shrink Wrap & Shrink Film Services
  • Crate Stamps, Labels & Export Documents

We Understand That Each Industry We Serve is Unique

Our extensive rigging and crating knowledge and expertise allows us the capability to take on any job, no matter how large, small or complex. We work closely with each of our customers to create a solution that fit the specific rigging and crating needs. Pre-task planning ensures smooth execution on time, every time.

Our documented programs and sign-off systems ensure the highest levels of tracking and documentation. And our proven safety systems and programs are the best in the business.


  • Semiconductor
  • High-Technology
  • Renewable Energy
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Manufacturing
  • Heavy Lift
  • Aerospace
  • Machining
  • Construction
  • Printing
  • Precision and Delicate Rigging (Museums, Artwork, etc.)
  • Domestic and International Crating

Structured for Success

PCI has the financial backing and benefits of a corporation, but a small business feeling at our Branch locations. It's a great business model.

Matt Osborne , Manager Pre-Construction



Industry Leader in Safety

PCI’s culture of safety makes the difference. A safe work environment is the foundation that PCI was built upon. Our award-winning “Target Zero Incidents” safety program is absolutely integral to every project. This program provides training and keeps workers fully dedicated and accountable to the safety and integrity of your project and property. This is reflected by an EMR safety rating that far exceeds national standards.


One-Stop Heavy Rigging, Packaging and Crating Specialists