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 […]

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

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||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||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||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||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||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||0 Comments