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History of Pallets

Hope Timber Pallet & Recycling recognizes pallets serve many purposes and are utilized across various industries. Whether used for shipping and transportation, manufacturing, storage or retail, pallets play a major role in our economy. However, have you ever considered the origins of this natural resource? Pallets can be traced back to ancient civilizations, where pallet-like …

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Uses of wood pallets: Setting the record straight

Wood pallets are standard in many workplaces. Despite that, we often need to clarify the facts with customers about this humble tool. Uses of wood pallets include stacking, storing and transporting merchandise. Yet we frequently hear complaints about wood pallets like, “They fill up our landfills.” Other stereotypes include attributing heavy carbon footprints to wood …

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Worker safety in the pallet industry

Worker safety in the pallet industry

Protecting workers with collaboration Making working conditions safe in the wood pallet industry is always good business. As a pallet manufacturer, you strive to protect workers from harm while they are building, repairing, lifting, moving and hauling products. At Hope Timber Pallet & Recycling, worker well-being is paramount, and we have a robust safety program. …

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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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Tips for Finding a Consistent Pallet Supplier

Many types of businesses depend on a steady and consistent supply of pallets to keep their operations running smoothly. Working with the right pallet supplier is crucial to keeping your business on the right track. How Pallet Companies Maintain a Consistent Supply Many companies have found that there are two keys to success in sourcing …

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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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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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How to Implement a Total Pallet Management Program into Your Company Process

A total pallet management program involves an outside vendor who completely handles all aspects of your company’s pallet operations. While some companies opt to manage their pallet operations completely in-house and others utilize an outside vendor for some pallet services, a complete or total pallet management program includes: Delivering Sorting Building Remanufacturing Repairing Recycling Storing  …

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The Benefits of Lumber Pallets in Place of Plastic or Resin Pallets

Due to a substantial increase in the cost of lumber, many companies in and around Columbus, Ohio, are looking into overhead costs and how they can save money. One of those topics might be the kind of pallets that are being utilized and whether wood or plastic is better for your business. Due to the global …

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