Rosslyn-Based ValueCrates Raises 5-Figure Investment, Expands
ARLINGTON, Virginia, August 14, 2015 – ValueCrates, a leading Washington, DC-area moving crate provider raised a mid-5 figure investment from METRIX Capital and Financial Pacific Leasing in order to obtain more moving crates and service overwhelming demand. ValueCrates rents, delivers, and retrieves plastic moving crates and dollies.
Since opening its doors in October 2014, ValueCrates has been consistently sold out. As word spread about the service, they had been unable to acquire crates fast enough to keep up with demand.
“It was getting frustrating, and frankly damaging to our brand,” said ValueCrates founder and CEO Adam Genest. “You don’t want to be known as the company that is always out of inventory. Now we’ll finally have enough crates to handle the orders we’ve been getting.”
Plus, due to extraordinary cooperation from their crate vendor Akro-Mils out of Akron, Ohio, ValueCrates will continue to use Made-in-the-USA crates and dollies.
“Akro-Mils gave us a great wholesale discount on our crates. It’s actually cheaper to buy crates from them than from China. We are thrilled that we can support American manufacturing and help to preserve American jobs,” Genest said.
ABOUT VALUECRATES: ValueCrates is the leading moving crate rental provider in the Washington, DC area. ValueCrates provides plastic moving crates and hand trucks to customers who are moving or renovating, eliminating the need for cardboard boxes and tape. ValueCrates delivers the crates, customers pack and move the crates, and ValueCrates picks them up from their new location once they are done. Started in October 2014, ValueCrates has earned a 5-star Yelp rating, and recently raised a mid-5 figure investment from METRIX Capital to help meet overwhelming customer demand.