Wilson Case: Proud to Be an Essential Business

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The current COVID-19 crisis is having far-reaching effects on the U.S. economy. Many businesses have temporarily closed their doors to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus. Across the country, federal, state, and local governments are asking nonessential businesses to stay closed until the crisis ends, while businesses that are deemed necessary for performing public services and maintaining a minimum quality of life are allowed to stay open.

Wilson Case is proud to say that our business is considered essential, and we’re continuing to operate normally. Learn more about what makes us an essential business and how we’re helping governments and industries through these challenging times.

What Are Essential Businesses?

Various public officials and medical experts have decided that certain businesses are critical to maintaining a functioning society. The list includes banks, gas stations, hospitals, supermarkets, and businesses involved in logistics and the supply chain. It also includes firms that manufacture medical equipment.

Businesses that are allowed to remain open are still taking steps to protect their employees and customers from COVID-19. For some companies, this means asking teams to work from home. In other cases, employees and customers must stay at least six feet apart and wear personal protective equipment, including masks.

What Makes Wilson Case Essential?

According to current government standards, Wilson Case is essential because of the shipping cases we manufacture. Our customized shipping cases are used to safely transport all kinds of critical cargo, including biological samples, delicate testing equipment, and the other medical supplies needed to fight the current medical crisis. Our experience designing shipping solutions for the military, local governments, logistics professionals, medical institutions, and other industries can be relied on to get all essential items and supplies where they’re most needed.

Although we’re continuing to operate, rest assured that we take health risks very seriously. We’ve set new guidelines and changed certain processes where possible to protect our teams while they maintain production.

Whether we’re manufacturing cases for purposes directly related to combatting the coronavirus or for products you need to keep your business running smoothly, we approach every project with the same dedication to quality. When you choose Wilson Case, you can be confident that your cargo will arrive safely no matter what you’re sending or where you need to send it. Contact Wilson Case today to request a free quote.

Shipments That Require Refrigeration

Right now, trucks, trains, and planes are carrying every kind of cargo all over the world. Certain kinds of cargo must be kept at a specific temperature or it won’t survive the trip. Some of these items can go into a refrigerated truck to make journey, but others need customized, refrigerated shipping cases.

There are many types of refrigerated cargo. Here are five common classes of refrigerated items:

Cryogenic Materials

Many industrial and medical procedures depend on super cold materials like liquid oxygen, liquid nitrogen, and dry ice. If these materials get warm, they’ll be ruined. Too much heat could even lead to an explosive situation.


Refrigerated food stays fresh for longer. Whether you’re transporting meats, fruits and vegetables, frozen foods, or dairy, they have to stay cold, or either the quality will suffer or the food will spoil.

Live Plants and Animals

Shipping live plants and animals is common. Certain plants and animals need to stay within a certain temperature range to stay healthy.


Of all the cargo that it’s important to keep cool in transit, medicine may be the most important. Many medicines, including vaccines, must stay cold during transport—if they don’t, people could get sick or even lose their lives.

Scientific Equipment

Some of the equipment that scientists use for astronomy, biology, medical research, and other purposes needs to stay cold to be functional. If it doesn’t, it could cost thousands or even millions of dollars in lost time and resources.

What’s So Special About Refrigerated Cases?

We build our temperature-controlled cases to strict specifications. They depend on sturdy material and layers of insulation to make them strong and durable. A properly calibrated and operating refrigerated case can keep its contents at a safe, controlled temperature for hours, no matter what the temperature is outside.

If your refrigerated cargo gets warm during transit, the results could be catastrophic. Don’t take a chance with your valuable, temperature-sensitive cargo. Contact Wilson Case right now to get a free quote.