Creative DIY Projects using Wooden Pallets

Designing your home or office décor can be a difficult and time consuming process. Over recent years both wooden pallets & pallet components either reclaimed or new, have provided great additions to home and office renovations. With some creative thinking there are many different ways to utilize pallets to achieve the look you want […]

By |September 20th, 2017|Categories: Tips|Tags: |0 Comments

Market Conditions and Lumber Prices

Market Conditions

There are many factors contributing to reasons for pricing fluctuations and trends in the lumber industry. Recently it was noted that Russian softwood exports to the USA were up 40% while German softwood exports were up tenfold. Canadian exports fell 1%. This general information alone provides a scope of just how much material […]

By |September 17th, 2017|Categories: Tips|Tags: |0 Comments

Identifying Key Items for Proper Pallet Handling

Whether or not your pallets are wooden, plastic, composite, or corrugate it is very important to understand their tolerances in specific environments and applications. Through the smallest of manual operations to the largest automated processes… each pallet sku provides a unique tolerance factor which should be understood by all involved in its use. Having […]

By |July 31st, 2017|Categories: Tips|Tags: |0 Comments

Why Do We Heat Treat Wooden Pallets and Crates?

Wooden pallets, crates, and wood dunnage are all considered wood packaging materials (WPM). Any products shipped overseas accompanied with WPM will require to be certified and accompanied with an approved IPPC stamp (International plant and protection convention) in accordance to the ISPM 15 standards.
Why is it important to heat treat wooden pallets and crates?

It […]

By |May 30th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |0 Comments

Considerations When Purchasing New Wooden Pallets

Historically pallets are not perceived as a high priority packaging component with most companies. However in reality… pallets are the world’s largest shipping platform, and play a key role in all aspects of the supply chain from start to finish. Having a better understanding of your specific pallet requirements, will assist you in making […]

By |April 30th, 2017|Categories: Tips|Tags: |0 Comments

How to Prevent Wood Pallet Damage

Wood pallets are designed to handle heavy loads and handling wear and tear. They safely carry thousands of pounds while being lifted by a pallet jack or forklift, which in turn transports the load to warehouses, container vans, trucks, and more.
The repeated impact and force on a pallet eventually may lead to damage requiring […]

By |June 15th, 2015|Categories: Tips|Tags: |0 Comments

ISPM-15 Requirements for International Shipments

ISPM-15 compliance refers to the requirements when pallets are crossing international boundaries. ISPM refers to the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures. These standards were adopted by the International Plant Protection Convention, an international agreement that deals with wood packaging materials. It is important to understand that for your international shipments; new pallets and or […]

By |June 9th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: |0 Comments

Tips on proper pallet handling at the workplace

If you are manually handling pallets, ensure that you are using good quality gloves to protect your hands from injury caused by wood splinters or nails. Be particularly careful with injuries caused by rusty nails. Rusty or not, an injury related to a puncture can be minimized when wearing appropriate gloves.
Avoid walking over pallets. […]

By |June 4th, 2015|Categories: Tips|Tags: |0 Comments

Will it be refurbished or will it be new?

During the past two to three decades recycled pallets have become an increasingly popular choice for transporting and distributing products/consumer goods. From the transportation business to warehousing to packaging and manufacturing, today the recycled pallet has become the pallet of choice. Customer perception about the use of pallets has definitely changed.
This change is due […]

By |May 28th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: |0 Comments

Used Pallets and Material Handling Equipment Upgrades

A common issue when companies look to improve or upgrade material handling equipment in their operation is that consideration into the type of pallet that will be utilized with this equipment is often overlooked. This can lead to very disappointing results in the overall efficiency, return on investment, and success of the intended upgrade. […]

By |April 29th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: |0 Comments