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At Tree Brand, the ‘Specialty Packaging’ arena is where innovative materials and design meet deep industry knowledge, and effective collaboration with our customers. With the TRU-RAIL Returnable Support Packaging System, TBP offers a cost-efficient plastic alternative to wooden skids that provides superior product protection for the Metals Industry, and other shipping applications. TBP also excels at designing and manufacturing Multi-Material Hybrid Packaging for heavy-duty industrial applications, including in-the-box transport protection. Meeting design challenges, having the most sustainable Specialty Packaging for the job, reducing costs, and building custom products to exact customer specifications are Tree Brand fundamentals.
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TRU-RAIL Returnable Support Packaging  -
High-Performance Runners / Spacers for Metals Industry

In contrast to a conventional wooden skid or platform, TRU-RAIL runners / spacers are utilized individually for flexible placement to support bundled sheet product for the Metals Industry, and other shipping applications. Offered as a “greener” alternative, TRU-RAIL runners / spacers are manufactured from 100% recycled HDPE engineered plastic resins to provide greater dimensional stability, and extended trip life.

TRU-RAIL is made of non-absorbent plastic material, a clear advantage in product protection and damage avoidance. TRU-RAIL is moisture & oil resistant, prevents rust, is splinter-free, and eliminates the need for excess paper packaging. It also offers more space and cost-efficient storage, staging, and return footprints.

TRU-RAIL is available in either ‘Solid’ or ‘Hollow’ versions for both In-house and Transit applications. Choice of system design is determined by load capacity and bundle requirements. Both ‘Solid’ and ‘Hollow’ styles can be ordered to fit the length of sheet or other products, and the unit load being built. TRU-RAIL is available in 1 foot increments and may be custom-branded or labeled to facilitate returnability.

TRU-RAIL RSP - 'SOLID' (PDF document)

TRU-RAIL RSP - 'HOLLOW' (PDF document)

TRU-RAIL Power Point (PDF document)-with pictures

TRU-RAIL Plastic Lumber & Custom Profiles - 

      Tru Rail, Tree Brand packing

"The TRU-RAIL System is clearly the best packaging choice for our operations. I can't imagine our customers ever going back to skids once they've switched to TRU-RAIL."

- Operations Manager, Major Steel Services Company 

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  • Wood Coil Cradles & Coil
  • Polyurethane Coil Cradles & 
    Coil Skids
 Specialty Packaging Offered      Wood Coil Cradels

    Coil Cradles, Tree Brand Packing


   Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor Packaging Components

Specialty Packaging Offered

Heavy-duty, manufactured of wood and corrugated paperboard

  •  Hybrid Boxes with Protective Components 
  •   including:  Shock-Absorbing Floors; Floating Floors; 
    Die-Cut Foam Inserts; Stabilization Blocks
  • Options include:
      Hinged Lids; Drop-Down Doors; Collapsible or 
      Built; Quick- Assembly Clips; Skid-Mates;
     Labeling & Stenciling


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    TRU-RAIL RSP, the signature product in TBP’s Specialty Packaging range is manufactured from 100% recycled HDPE engineered resins for strength, durability, and as an environmentally sustainable solution. When it comes to the choice of materials for customized industrial packaging, Tree Brand’s design team will select the best materials to fulfill specific application requirements and to provide product protection cost-effectively. TBP has a large inventory of high-quality raw materials, sources for superior protective components and materials, and established relationships with trusted lumber suppliers. In addition, TBP can provide Metal Coil Packaging including Coil Cradles, Coil Pads, and Coil Skids made from high-performance plastic -
    Contact us with your specific needs.

    • 100% Recycled HDPE
    • Polyurethane
    • Corrugated Paperboard
    • VCI Materials
    • Waterproof Paper
    • Shock-Absorbing Materials
    • Die-Cut Foam Inserts
    • Particle Board, Standard & Fire-Rated
    • Fiberboard
    • Chipboard
    • Composite Board
    • Hardwood
    • SYP - Southern Yellow Pine
    • SPF - Spruce, Pine, Fir
    • Plywood
    • OSB

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    Tree Brand Packaging is committed to providing the most innovative Specialty Packaging systems, products, and services for our diverse customer base. That process starts with consolidating responsibility for all elements of our value chain in-house, within our three manufacturing operations in Charlotte, NC, Chattanooga, TN, and Charleston, SC. We are constantly on the look-out for new technologies and packaging solutions that will enable product protection and reduce costs. As a key component of our customer-focused packaging solutions, the TBP team works collaboratively with our customers and partners to cost-optimize, design, build, and ship Specialty Packaging that exceeds expectations, limits exposure to damage, provides more sustainable options, and safely delivers products through the most unpredictable supply chains.

    • Cost-Optimization Services
    • On-site Packaging Design
    • CAD design to customer-supplied specifications
    • Raw Material Sourcing
    • Precision Cutting of Lumber & Protective Materials
    • Component Production to Specifications
    • Proprietary Manufacturing Technology
    • Custom Fabrication & Assembly
    • Labeling & Bar Coding
    • Delivery, Transportation, & Logistics
    • Responsive Customer Service!

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    • Steel & Metal Centers
    • Aluminum
    • Alloy Bars
    • Automotive
    • Telecommunications
    • Clean Air/Pollution Control
    • Material Handling Equipment
    • Refrigeration Equipment
    • Industrial Machinery
    • Import/Export
    • Turbines
    • Aerospace
    • Military
    • Glass
    • Plastics
    • Green Energy

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