Wooden Shipping Saddles and Cradles

Fox Valley Wood Products (FVWP) is a leading manufacturer of wood saddles and wooden cradles in addition to our other wood packaging and shipping solutions. As a family-owned business, we understand how diligently protecting your products during shipping directly correlates to your profit margins. When it comes to wood shipping, FVWP is second-to-none.

What are Wood Shipping Saddles?

Wood saddles are customized, curved wooden support structures used to secure and protect large and/or heavy items, usually of cylinder variety, during shipping. Designed to snugly cradle the item in order to prevent shifting or sliding during transit, shipping saddles are the ideal solution for tanks, vessels and other commonly milled or converted products.

FVWP also produces roll cradles which use a framework of lumber and or wood timbers to provide support for large cylinders, vessels, piping and tanks. Our products offer the support and protection required for safe transit.

Customized Wooden Saddles

Regardless of the size or weight of your product, FVWP will make crates, saddles and the packaging support you need to make your shipment more secure. Whichever type of wooden cradles you need, we can help.

We haven’t met a custom challenge we couldn’t conquer. Explore our customizations.

Industries Transformed – Shipping Solutions for Tanks and Vessels

Many industries have come to rely on Fox Valley Wood Products to manufacture wood saddles and cradle pallets for supporting and securing products during shipment. Companies like Fabio Perini North America, Fox Valley Tool & Die, GM Embossing, Sonoco and many more have worked with Fox Valley Wood Products for years because of their superior quality and exceptional customer service. Whether you need shipping skids or customized shipping saddles, Fox Valley Wood Products has a packaging solution for every industry.

Why Choose Fox Valley Wood Products?

At the heart of Fox Valley Wood Products is the commitment to exceptional customer service including same-day quotes and delivery so our customers have peace of mind.

With Fox Valley Wood Productions you can expect:

  • Experienced team support
  • High-quality fabrication
  • Competitive pricing

Choose the best in the business.

Connect with Wood Shipping Experts

If you have unique wood shipping needs, Fox Valley Wood Products knows how to handle it. Put their expertise to the test and reach out for a quote today.

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Choose Fox Valley For:

  • Same-Day Quotes
  • Same Day Delivery
  • Quality Fabrications
  • Diversified Product Mix
  • Competitive Prices
  • Employee Experience
  • Employee Tenure
Pallets Move The World
Fox Valley Wood Products’ mission is to be the industry’s leading manufacturer of:

Wooden Pallets
Wooden Crates
Specialty Wood Boxes 
Heat-treated ISPM #15 Wood Packaging

Fox Valley Wood Products provides wooden pallets, crates and specialty wood boxes throughout Wisconsin, including Green Bay, Appleton, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Milwaukee, Madison, as well as the Chicago, Illinois area.



OEM Machinery Skids

Heat Treat Solutions

What Our Customers Are Saying

We at Fabio Perini have come to rely on Fox Valley Wood Products for all of our needs when it comes to wood products used for shipping and storage. In a fast paced global market our needs can be spur of the moment and highly complex. Fox Valley Wood Products has proved time and time again that they are the leader in the market place by providing quality, competitive, and accurate materials on schedule at the right price every time.

As we continue to be leaders in our market place we strive to partner with other area businesses who share the same work ethics based on honest reliable service while always keeping the customers needs in mind. Fox Valley Wood Products is a customer service based company with the experience and leadership that keeps both their products and employees in a league of their own. It is the intention of Fabio Perini North America to continue to work hand in hand with Fox Valley Wood Products in an effort to provide outstanding customer service and quality products at a fair price for many years to come.

Best Regards,
Rick Zellner/Purchasing Team Leader

We have always experienced exceptional quality, as well as top customer service. We are always asking for 'next day' and many times even 'same day' service, and they ALWAYS meet or exceed our expectations. The people at Fox Valley Wood Products are very helpful. They even come here to our shop to look at various projects and offer better crating ideas on certain parts we are shipping. Jeff and his staff are a great company to do business with and it has been a pleasure working with them.

Mark Dennis - Shop Foreman/Owner

It has been a joy to work with Fox Valley Wood Products for the past 15 years. Our company manufactures products that vary in size, weight and destination. The crates we order are job specific to a particular part. Meeting our needs has never been an issue for Fox Valley Wood Products. They always supply us with the right product for the job. Prior to partnering with Fox Valley Wood Products we used to fabricate our own crates and machine skids in house. The quality, innovation and speed in which Fox Valley Wood Products fulfills our requests has enabled us to incorporate LEAN principles by eliminating that department (and headache) from our business altogether. Everyone that I have dealt with at Fox Valley Wood Products has been courteous and professional since day one.

Keith Noyes

I have been working with Fox Valley Wood Products for the past 4 or 5 years. They continually meet are our needs as far as quality and on time delivery. There have been many occasions, which we have had a change in our production and have needed product from Fox Valley Wood Products within a day or two. They have always come through for us. Our company has an award for our vendors that we are able to nominate due to performance. Fox Valley Wood has been the recipients of this award. I know that I can count on Jeff and his team for any of our requests, and I have been more than happy with their performance.

Kim Bellefleur

Fox Valley Wood Products has supplied pallets and other materials needed for both shipping paper or securing our loads for many years. Whether it is a standard pallet or a special pallet that needs to cradle, yet secures a roll of paper Fox Valley Wood Products finds a way to help you out.

 For US Paper, space in the warehouse is always at a premium. Fox Valley manufactures and maintains inventory at their location and delivers on a 'just in time basis'. With this set up most orders are placed with a one day lead time. There have been cases when shipments are made the same day when the need arises.

Many orders on our paper machines are entered with no thought of what pallet is needed. Fox Valley Wood Products has made this possible with the inventory levels they maintain and the delivery service they provide.

Tom Van Deurzen/Logistics Manager