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How the pallet industry is handling labor shortages and staffing challenges

Like many businesses, the wood pallet industry is dealing with labor shortages and staffing challenges. But, it is not just the wood pallet market that is having staffing issues. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics many of the industries connected to wood pallets are also having significant labor shortages, including logging, transportation, and warehouse …

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Manufacturing Moving Toward Strategic Advancement in Appalachia

In June of 2022, The Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 377, a measure that will provide $500 million in grant funding for sustainable, transformative projects for the Appalachian region of Ohio. Earlier in 2022, Intel announced plans for an initial investment of more than $20 billion in the construction of two new leading-edge …

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Overseas Shipping: How to Prepare and Receive Wood Pallets

In today’s global economy, there’s a good chance your business will either be sending goods out of the country or receiving them from other countries.  If your company sells products internationally, there are a few key things that you will need to know in advance, especially when it comes to using wood pallets for shipping …

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Wood Pallets Minimize the Environmental Impact of Shipping

Are you worried about the environmental impact of shipping? It’s definitely on the minds of many people these days. The good news is that wood pallets are an eco-friendly product that can actually minimize the impact of shipping. In fact, wood pallets were given an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) a few years ago. This means …

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Wood Pallets: When is it Time to Remanufacture or Just Recycle?

Wood pallets are the number one most used pallet in the US. They are less expensive than plastic and easier to repair or rebuild. When a pallet is rebuilt, it’s considered remanufactured. However, it’s no secret that higher lumber prices and increased demand are keeping everyone on their toes to ensure that they have enough …

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Managing Your Company’s Pallet And Lumber Supply: Key Strategies To Continued Success

Maintaining an even and flexible pallet supply for your company’s needs may seem as easy as finding a needle in a haystack. Chances are, over the last year or two, you’ve had an issue with either lower supply or increasing costs of wood pallets.  With both supply chain issues and labor shortages causing unexpected delays, …

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Lumber Shortages and Wood Pallet Trends: A Look Back and What to Expect in 2022

As we look back at 2021, the availability of lumber used to make wood pallets has been a roller coaster of supply and pricing that made many of us pretty dizzy. The good news is that many experts see things smoothing out for pallet buyers during the second half of 2022…but we’re not out of …

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Expand Your Business Footprint with National Broker Relationships

Last month’s blog discussed the different types of partnerships customers can maintain with pallet suppliers, from select services to a total pallet management program. This month we will discuss the role a national broker, wholesaler, or distributor can play in your company’s pallet operations. What Is a National Pallet Broker? National pallet brokers form relationships …

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