As a globally experienced government packager,
Pierce meets rigid government and international packaging specifications and shipping deadlines, providing best-case-scenario turnaround and delivery.

We have packaged and shipped thousands of product lines through government contracts, from massive submarine engines to tiny matched bearings.  Pierce Distribution Services Company offers years of experience providing custom services & solutions for Government & Military.  For the most efficient management of complex details of packaging international exports, you can always depend on Pierce.  Pierce can consolidate all your shipments from your suppliers at one of our locations, or at a location you desire.  We will receive your shipments, confirm contents, and package the products dependably.  Then we will complete all necessary paperwork, and route the products according to your specifications or our recommendations.  As with all of our services, Pierce provides verifiable, detailed and accurate documentation each and every step of the way.

Pierce is fully aware that many companies find themselves challenged by the stringent inspection, packaging, documentation and shipping requirements mandated by the United States government and other countries around the world. Pierce deals with these matters daily and provides their customers absolute assurance of compliance and acceptance. Pierce started as a Government Packaging Company in 1954 and continued to support customer shipments to the U.S. Military through the Korean War, Vietnam, and Desert Storm.

Presently, Pierce ships frequently to military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Pierce has packed tank hatch covers, parts for the B-52 bomber, and submarine engines valued at more than a million dollars. Pierce retains one of the highest ratings given to government packagers for the United States.  While many companies use Pierce for military and government packaging, you may not be fully aware of the advantages gained.

Only after careful research of your valuable product and consideration of its destination, will we design its packaging.  This ensures the products' arrival in top condition.  Our packaging will also always meet the varying and complex specifications of foreign countries.  Our extensive experience in exporting allows us to meet even the tightest deadlines.  We understand the importance of quick turnaround in exporting, so that's exactly what we provide.


  • Coordinate on-site inspections by government QAR representatives
  • Provide identification and acquisition of all specific packaging materials required (i.e. wood, scrim bags, desiccant, corrugated pads, VCI wrap, humidity detectors, etc…)
  • Pre-condition and protect against moisture, pilferage, vibration and corrosion
  • Advise and consult with manufacturers new to international and military specification packaging
  • Provide documentation completion and contract interpretation



  • Pierce will ensure that all of the government's rigid packaging specifications and shipping deadlines are met
  • Provide cost-effective packaging in accordance with all required specifications including MIL-STD-2073
  • Ensuring application and production of all necessary military markings in accordance with MIL-STD-129 and all required bar-code labels in accordance with AIM-BC1.
  • Prepare and distribute the Material Inspection and Receiving Report-DD250 through the Wide Area Work Flow (WAWF) System.
  • Ship the completed military parcel to the destination specified, via the mode of transportation identified by the customer.
  • Manufacture military specification wood boxes (ISPM 15 stamped) on-site
  • You will be assured that your shipments will not be rejected or unnecessarily delayed




  • Pierce will ensure international packaging specifications and shipping deadlines are met
  • Label to all bar-coding or country of origin standards
  • Comply with all domestic and international shipping laws, codes and regulations (APHIS, IPPC, USDA, ASPM15, IATA, IMDG, U.S. Customs)
  • Strictly comply with all federal security guidelines (CTPAT)
  • You will be assured that your shipments will not be rejected or unnecessarily delayed

Pierce offers a diverse combination of military and government packaging know-how that has been developed over fifty years, meeting all requirements necessary to complete the job on time and on budget.  Contact us to discuss your specific needs, and let Pierce do the rest.



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