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Craters & Freighters Phoenix was selected to oversee the moving, shipping and installation of a statue of Arizona’s late Senator Barry M. Goldwater from the foundry in Prescott to Arizona’s State Capitol in Phoenix. Later this summer, Craters & Freighters will remove the statue, crate and convey it to its final destination in Washington, D.C.

Earlier this month, the 1700 lb eight-feet-tall bronze and granite statue arrived safely at the Capitol Museum where it was publicly unveiled in a special ceremony presided by Arizona’s Secretary of State Ken Bennett. The statue, created by Deborah Copenhaver-Fellows of Sonoita, Ariz. will stand tall in the historic rotunda for the next several months until being transported to Washington, D.C. to take its place among 99 other memorial pieces representing our nation’s most distinguished citizens in Statuary Hall.

Craters & Freighters Phoenix anticipates Goldwater’s 2,300 mile cross-country journey to take about 4 days when it is shipped. “At 1,700 lbs., it’s not the heaviest thing we’ve shipped, but it’s quite unique,” said president and owner Dennis Davies.” We are honored to have been entrusted with a piece of Arizona’s history and be a part of this momentous event.”

Craters & Freighters Phoenix provides local businesses and residential clients with expert packing, crating and worldwide shipping services. Unlike traditional shipping companies, there are no weight and size limitations or minimums. Opened in 1992, it is one of the oldest locations in the Craters & Freighters family and has expertly shipped over 50,000 items since then, all with an unmatched level of care and expertise.