Understanding Heat Treatment Rules and Cross-Border Shipments

Understanding the benefits of heat treating packaging products is important when choosing wood pallets. Heat-treated wood pallets should comply with the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPM-15) requirements. This helps prevent the transfer of harmful pests and insects, which can cause infestation during the exportation process.

Traces of chemical residue from fumigation have led to […]

By |May 13th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Tips||0 Comments

Precautionary Measures for Handling Wood Pallets

Pallets are a critical part of industrial or warehouse life. They are remarkably helpful in allowing people to move loads in a quick and safe manner. Pallets are used almost everywhere, but we tend to forget how harmful they can be if not used correctly.

Pallets used in daily supply chain operations could cause various […]

By |April 15th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Tips||0 Comments

Signs It’s Time to Repair Your Wooden Pallets

Keeping wooden pallets in great shape is needed to ensure their functionality and the safety of the people moving or transporting them. This is especially true in large warehouse or factory settings. Wooden pallets often support well over a thousand pounds. Even when using a pallet jack, it is important to identify when a […]

By |March 15th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Tips||0 Comments

Robotics/Automation: How It Affects Pallet Quality and Cost

Robotics and automation play an increasingly important role in the manufacturing process. They are used to carry out the repetitive tasks that many people would rather not do, which opens up the possibility for higher level jobs within an organization. More and more companies are currently using robots for palletizing. This meeting between automation […]

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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||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||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||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||0 Comments

Pallet Rack Systems

Pallet racks are shelves where pallets are stockpiled. Each of these racks can efficiently cater hundreds of pallets contingent on the size. These pallet racks are exceptional in managing the space inside a store or warehouse. Pallet rack systems have different types and configurations; they can be heavy or light duty, closed or open […]

By |February 27th, 2015|Categories: Blog||0 Comments