Specialty Wood Products:

  Tennessee Company Succeeds Making Custom, Specialty Pallets: JM Forest Products Adds Custom Double-Head Notcher from Go Fast Manufacturing - JM Forest Products: A custom pallet and crate manufacturer in Tennessee, boosts productivity after adding Go Fast notcher. The company focuses on doing things right the first time.   (3/1/2018)

  Georgia Crate Company Finds Strong Niche in Custom Work - Reid Packaging: Georgia pallet and crate company builds a reputation for quality, reliable deliver even for small orders and relies on redundant equipment to ensure on-time delivery.   (2/1/2018)

  Mother of All Packaging Loads: Pennsylvania Business Finds Niches Making Specialty Wood Containers for Big Defense Items - Crate Company Expands from Military Customers; Pennsylvania Business Specializes in Custom Wood Containers   (6/1/2017)

  Diversification Proves Profitable for G.L. Wood Products - G.L. Wood Products: Canadian box and pallet manufacturer specializes in packaging for fish and produce industries. It has improved sawmill production by over 20% after switching to Wood-Mizer’s think-kerf technology.   (4/3/2017)

  CLT Promises New Construction Boom in the Future, Pilot Programs Under Development in Oregon - Multi-Story Buildings Going Up in Oregon Using cross-laminated timber (CLT).  (9/1/2016)

  Wood You Believe – Wood Science Meets Weird Science - Wood Product Innovation: A number of breakthrough discoveries has let to new products and markets for wood in recent years. A look at recent wood product innovations and what it means for wood science and new product development.   (9/1/2015)

  Supplier Spotlight: Litco’s Molded Core Plugs Help Pallet Companies Round Out Their Product Lines - Litco’s Molded Core Plugs Can Help Pallet Suppliers to Fulfill Customer Needs  (9/1/2015)

  Environmentalists Start Website for Re-purposing Pallets, Shares Best Designs and Insights - 1001pallets.com: Engineers start website offering designs for ways to repurpose pallets into everything from furniture to small buildings to artwork and more. See some of the best designs from this website.   (9/1/2014)

  Reardon Pallet Finds Opportunity in Converting Customers to Odd Sizes, Demonstrates Keys to Good Financing - Core Dilemma: Reardon Pallet uses core shortage to its benefit to attract new customers while putting odd-sized pallets to good use. Started by a former banker, the company demonstrates key steps to sound financing.   (8/1/2014)

  Coming into Focus: Upcycling – Competition Awards Innovative Clock Design Made from a Pallet - An Australian pallet company sponsors a contest for designing art, furniture and other pieces out of old pallets. The winner was an innovative clock design that you have to see to believe.   (8/1/2014)

  Metropolitan Staple, Rotochopper and Vista Are Key Suppliers Driving Operational Enhancements for Index Packaging Inc. - New England custom packaging and pallet company develops unique solutions for customers from wood, foam, plywood, hexacomb, corrugated and plastic. It relies on key suppliers, such as Metropolitan Staple, to drive operational enhancements and cut production costs.  (8/1/2013)

  All Star Forest Products – Surviving With Faith in Difficult Market - Faith and hard work has spurred All Star Forest Products growth. It focuses on developing specialty products to avoid commodity market pressures.   (4/1/2011)

  Pallets a Complementary Business For Minnesota Packaging Company: Tilsner Carton Supplies Corrugated Cartons, Point of Purchase Displays, Pallets - Tilsner Carton: Minnesota-based Tilsner Carton primarily manufactures corrugated packaging and point-of-purchase displays, but pallets remain an important part of its business.  (10/1/2008)

  Father, Son Growing Superior Pallets in Western New York: Rotochopper Machine Proves Valuable to Grind Residuals, Color Mulch - Superior Pallets: A father-and-son team grows pallet business in western New York; Rotochopper machine proves valuable for grinding scrap wood material for boiler fuel, colored mulch.  (7/1/2008)

  Crating Company Focuses on High Margin, Specialty Containers, Service - Caseworks Crating & Shipping: Arizona company focuses on high margin, specialty containers; Caseworks Crating & Shipping also provides a wide array of services for its customers.  (4/1/2008)

  Arkansas Lumber Remanufacturer Looks to Grow, Expand Market Share: Lovvorn Lumber Supplies Pine, Panel Components for Pallets, Crates and More - Lovvorn Lumber: Arkansas company specializes in remanufacturing pine lumber into components for pallets, containers, other types of industrial wood packaging.  (3/1/2008)

  Lone Star Survivor: Ups & Downs of Pallet Life Along the Border - Surviving Along the Border: Edgar Lozano of Atlas Pallet in San Antonio, Texas talks about switching focus from used to new pallets, fighting CHEP, dealing with border issues, and diversifying to plan for the future. This 20-year industry veteran speaks candidly to small and mid-size companies about what the future holds and how they can make the most of it.   (3/1/2007)

  Swift Creek Forest Products Makes Steady Progress, Upgrades: Sharp Tool an Important Supplier for More Than 20 Years - Swift Creek Forest Products: Jerry Long, founder of Swift Creek Forest Products, knows the value of a good saw blade and a good saw blade supplier; he has relied on Sharp Tool for more than 20 years.  (8/1/2006)

  PECO Hires Former CHEP Executive, Positions Itself for Growth - All it takes is a trip to PECO’s headquarters to see the difference between PECO and its competitor; PECO appeals to companies looking for an option in pallet rental.  (12/1/2005)

  Fontana Forest Products Continues To Evolve in Specialty Packaging Arena: Division of Michigan Box Has Adapted Successfully to Changing Markets and Cu - Division of Michigan Box has adapted successfully to changing markets and customers; Fontana Forest Products continues evolution in specialty packaging.  (10/1/2005)

  Baker Products Helps Make Music with Gibson Guitars: Baker Products ABXX Band Resaw Used in Key Manufacturing Process - Gibson Guitars: Baker Products supplied a machine used in a key manufacturing process to produce acclaimed Gibson guitars; the renowned guitar maker uses a Baker ABXX band resaw in its plant.  (9/1/2005)

  New York City Container Company Provides Custom Packaging Solutions Abbot & Abbot Relies on Acquisitions, Internet, Networking to Maintain Growth - New York City-based wood container manufacturer shows it can survive and prosper despite a shrinking industry; acquisitions and Internet marketing have helped company move forward.  (6/1/2005)

  N.C. Company Specializes in Custom Pallets, Containers, Wood Packaging; - Hildreth Wood Products Has Prospered by Serving Specialty Market   (2/2/2005)

  CW Products Uses Unique Marketing Approach for Customized Packaging, Small Orders - Highlights from 2004 Articles  (1/3/2005)

  Wirebound Crate Manufacturer Keeps Focus on Whole Unit Load - Great American Wirebound Box Relies on Stapling Machines Stitchers  (8/1/2004)

  GluLam Plant Relies on Pendu Manufacturing For Custom Machinery, Equipment - Rigidply Rafters manufactures glulam beams and components and approached Pendu to create a customized material handling system for its facility.  (4/1/2003)

  Heritage Packaging - A customer's machine or part that requires a shipping container gets individual attention from this Massachusetts company.  (7/9/2001)