Wisconsin Box’s Dyer Tennessee facility produced over 200,000 wirebound wood crates in its 88,000 square foot facility last year. Dyer is located in western Tennessee between Union City and Jackson, and is 100 miles northeast of Memphis. Centrally located in the United States, we ship full truckloads of wirebound crates to anywhere in the US economically.
This is our oldest plant with the deepest history of crate manufacturing company-wide. Established in 1889, Dyer Fruit Box Manufacturing Company began manufacturing “strawberry hampers”. The business evolved into manufacturing all types of fruit and vegetable crates, including: apple, sweet corn, bean, peach, and cranberry crates (to name a few). Through the years, we have continued to produce wooden fruit and vegetable crates as we did over 130 years ago.
Military boxes and industrial crating began to slowly overtake the fruit and vegetable box business, and in the 1990’s, we became primarily an industrial wholesaler of collapsible wooden crates — capable of shipping knock-down wirebound crates anywhere in the country. Wisconsin Box Company of Wausau, Wisconsin purchased the Dyer, Tennessee plant in January of 1999 and solidified the transformation into an industrial wooden crate plant.
We have continued to grow as a wood packaging manufacturer and now offer custom wood pallets, nailed or wirebound wood crates, and OSB or Plywood boxes. We are also able to produce large volumes of tank saddles and band-notched lumber.