Mission Critical Data Center Turn-Key Rigging Solutions

MEI Rigging & Crating provides industry-leading rigging services for the mission critical data center industry. MEI has the experience and knowledge in data center new construction, maintenance, and expansion projects across the nation. Our ‘store-and-deploy’ service includes receiving long-lead equipment, storing, transporting to the site and then rigging and setting all critical data center components. We have regional operations local to most U.S. data center concentrations including Northern VA, Atlanta, Dallas, Austin/San Antonio, Phoenix, Northern CA, Reno, Salt Lake City, Boston and Columbus.

MEI has the experience and the right equipment that allows us to successfully handle the most fragile of electrical and mechanical equipment through even the most confined spaces or challenges related to site conditions. If you have a compressed schedule or challenging logistics, we are confident we can efficiently get the job done. MEI has the ability to work on multiple floor levels along with the industry knowledge to maneuver even the largest of pieces with ease.


Mission-Critical Equipment Warehousing - Is it Covered or Insured?

Check out our latest publication in Data Center Frontier for a review of the different insurance policies you should consider when storing high-value, mission-critical equipment with a warehouse provider.

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Receive & Store

MEI Rigging & Crating has over 50 facilities across the nation, offering over 4 million sq. ft. of indoor secured storage and over 90 acres of outdoor secured storage. MEI will receive your equipment at one of our warehouse locations  and hold for you until you are ready for your equipment on-site. MEI is pleased to offer both short and long term storage options to accommodate any scheduling needs.

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Once you are ready to receive your critical equipment on-site, MEI offers transportation to project sites. MEI plans and manages the transportation of all equipment. MEI provides full-time dispatch support, plan the load out, select DOT required hauling equipment, pick up the equipment from the OEM, track the shipment, and deliver to destination.

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Rigging & Setting

The setting of sensitive equipment is not something MEI takes lightly. Our team is experienced, knowledgeable and precise, ensuring that your critical equipment will be set without damage. MEI safely and efficiently tackles complex projects, we have the equipment and expert riggers to get your project complete on time and on budget.

MEI stays engaged with the site project construction teams to monitor the
schedule and site readiness to receive and install your equipment, while
also managing the outflow of equipment. MEI saves you time and energy
by being your turn-key solution, whether you’re moving switchgear, UPS’s, or
entire data centers. We understand the unique challenges of mission critical projects – MEI is your trusted partner who will handle the heavy lifting.

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Common electrical and mechanical equipment MEI handles
during a data center construction, maintenance, or expansion process

  • Switchgear
  • UPS
  • Battery cabinet
  • PDU
  • Transformer
  • ATS
  • Indoor and outdoor generators
  • CRAC
  • CRAH
  • AHU
  • Pump
  • Chiller
  • Exhaust fan
  • Cooling tower


Over 30 years of nationwide rigging for when the stakes are high. MEI Rigging & Crating has 18 operating locations across 14 states — Arizona, California, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Virginia. Experience the MEI difference today.

A national service provider
with operations in major U.S.markets

Secured Storage Space by Region

Atlanta, GA

  • Indoor: 120,000 sq. ft.
  • Outdoor: 1 acre

Baltimore, MD

  • Indoor: 80,000 sq. ft.
  • Outdoor: 1 acre

Columbus, OH

  • Indoor: 80,000 sq. ft.
  • Outdoor: 1 acre

Dallas, TX

  • Indoor: 600,000 sq. ft.
  • Outdoor: 17 acres

Fort Worth, TX

  • Indoor: 225,000 sq. ft.
  • Outdoor: 1 acre

Houston, TX

  • Indoor: 270,000 sq. ft.
  • Outdoor: 20 acres

Los Angeles, CA

  • Indoor: 450,000 sq. ft.
  • Outdoor: 9 acres

Phoenix, AZ

  • Indoor: 215,000 sq. ft.
  • Outdoor: 8 acres

Reno, NV

  • Indoor: 31,000 sq. ft.
  • Outdoor: 1 acre

Salt Lake City, UT

  • Indoor: 60,000 sq. ft.
  • Outdoor: .5 acre

San Antonio/Austin, TX

  • Indoor: 585,000 sq. ft.
  • Outdoor: 10 acres

Philadelphia, PA

  • Indoor: 215,000 sq. ft.
  • Outdoor: 2 acres

Washington, D.C.

  • Indoor: 670,000 sq. ft.
  • Outdoor: 16 acres

Wilmington, DE

  • Indoor: 55,000 sq. ft.
  • Outdoor: 1 acre

Boston, MA

  • Indoor: 55,000 sq. ft.
  • Outdoor: 2 acres

Charlotte, NC

  • Indoor: 220,000 sq. ft.
  • Outdoor: 2 acres

Savannah, GA

  • Indoor: 130,000 sq. ft.

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Experience the MEI Difference

Explore more of what MEI has to offer, including our trusted services and various locations, or contact our team now to discuss your next project.