Learning Best Practices that Benefit the Supply Chain

We’re looking forward to the return of in-person events. There is a lot of value to gain from exchanging ideas and learning best practices to benefit our clients in the supply chain. And there are two big ones coming up soon…

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As a national pallet provider, we rely on a strong network of hardwood and softwood mills. We routinely travel to these sawmills to review the different grades of lumber and see firsthand the latest machinery and techniques used to produce pallets.

Next month, it’s their turn to hit the road. Sawmill workers and other professionals in the forest products industry will journey to Richmond, Virginia, for EXPO Richmond on May 21-22.  During this two-day event, participants learn from a variety of educational sessions and experience the expo filled with the most advanced machinery, equipment, and technology.

Later this year, pallet providers and manufacturers will convene in Orlando for the National Wooden Pallet and Container Association (NWPCA) Annual Leadership Conference on Sept 15-17. The theme is “Connecting Champions — Celebrating an essential industry and our critical workforce.”


Attending this event is always beneficial because we gain insight from industry leaders and discuss best practices to help our customers enhance processes, save costs, innovate, differentiate, and impact society. Practices that include sustainability, reusability, recyclability, strength, durability, and customization—everything that matters to the supply chain and in all of which the pallet plays a role.

Case in point—if you care about sustainability, you’ll be interested in knowing that every cubic meter of wood used for pallets or other building material reduces CO2 emissions by an average of 1.1 ton CO2. What about reusability and recyclability? Here’s another impressive stat—95% of wood pallets are recovered, refurnished, and recycled. In fact, the USDA estimates that 357 million pallets are recycled every year. Strength, durability, and customization? Yep—the wood pallet checks those boxes too. All lumber used to construct pallets is graded for structural performance and all pallets can be customized to any size and requirement using sophisticated software.

This year we expect to hear a load of new data and developments; all of which we’ll be eager to share. It’s all part of our ongoing mission to improve our service and deliverables to you. In the meantime, if we can help with any of your pallet needs, please contact us!

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