If you had to guess, what would you say is the single biggest employer on the planet? As it turns out Wal-Mart is only third place. If you guessed the United States military, you guessed right. What that means is that the U.S. military is responsible for some of the biggest shipments and distribution of some of the most expensive, dangerous, fragile and/or valuable goods in the world. At that scale, it is essential to the organization to establish the tightest and most effective shipping protocol possible. It is from that need following the second World War to be the world’s most efficient and effective that the military invented what we now know as military specification, or rather, mil spec packaging.

How this applies to you and your business

Seeing as how the U.S. military is the single largest employer in the world, awarding upwards of some 600,000 contracts per year, there’s a likely chance that if your company sells material goods of any kind, sooner or later you’re going to find yourself doing business with the military. But in order to do so, you’ll have to make sure you meet all of their requirements. Just remember that these requirements exist for a reason. Their purpose is to protect your products and your company. Without meeting mil spec packaging regulations, the government is likely to reject your shipment entirely.

The specifics of mil spec packaging

Among the types of products that mil spec packaging covers are wood crates, heat sealable bags, moisture barrier bags, antistatic bags, static shielding bags, desiccant packs, and humidity indicator cards. If you find that you need to use any of these items to package your company’s products for a shipment, we recommend you review our website to inform yourself on all necessary requirements. At Edco, every product we offer is military specification.

Edco Supply Corporation distributes mil spec packaging to clients all over the country. To learn more about our company or to place an order, please contact us either via email or by calling us at 718-788-8108.