The equipment, products and other materials a company use come in all shapes and sizes. To store and transport these things, many companies use custom-made crates. Designed to match the proportions of the item or items they’ll hold, these crates have the advantage of using only as much material as is necessary and of taking up no more space than they need to—both good ways of saving a company money. The same principle holds for skids. Since the equipment or other materials you keep on skids are of varying dimensions, custom-made skids are very often the most practical and cost-effective option.