Penny for your pallet thoughts

With prices rises on just about everything, every penny saved can make a difference. That’s why you should take our pallet quiz. Answer all correctly and you could win a few bucks!

Pallets are used to securely transport goods around the world. But other facts and statistics concerning the pallet and packaging industry may surprise you. With the help of several industry resources, we’ve compiled a short quiz that may leave you stumped (pardon the pun)!

To find out how much you know about wood, pallets, and the packaging industry, continue reading. The first 5 readers to comment on our blog with correct answers will win a $25 Starbucks Card.

  1. When were gas-powered forklifts invented?
    a) 1937     b) 1922 c)     1893     d) 1900     e) 1955
  2. Which pallet type debuted during WWII?
    a) Two-Way    b) Plastic    c) Four-way    d) Block    e) Metal/Aluminum
  3. At end of its lifecycle, a pallet can be recycled into which of the following:
    a) boiler fuel    b) mulch    c) animal bedding    d) A, B, and C
  4. Companies in the wood packaging industry employ an average of how many workers?
    a) 83     b) 40     c) 55     d) 90
  5. Recycling 100 wood pallets saves 2.81 carbon dioxide emissions per month (in metric tons). This is the equivalent of taking how many cars off the road?
    a) 2     b) 10     c) 16     d) 50       e) 20
  6. A wood pallet that has no bottom deck boards is referred to as what?
    a) Stringer     b) Skid     c) Core     d) Block
  7. All wood that has a moisture content above the fiber saturation point is called:
    a) Wet     b) Alive     c) New     d) Green
  8. True or False? The highest cost part of the pallet is the wood.

Stay tuned to our blog for additional trivia throughout the year. And remember to contact us for all your pallet management needs.

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