Associations:


  The One Thing Your Employees May Want the Most – It’s Free! - Find out what makes employees stick around – it might also make them more productive.  (12/1/2014)

  WPA Meeting Offers Stellar Line of Speakers and Networking Opportunities - Activities in the News  (12/1/2014)

  You Said It - Pat Vesey, joint managing director of Irish Pallet Systems Ltd, answers questions from the Pallet Enterprise about working in the industry.  (8/1/2014)

  Transport Watch: Electronic Logging Device Requirement Proposed - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has proposed a rule that would require all commercial truck and bus drivers currently to adopt and use electronic logging devices (ELDs)  (5/6/2014)

  Supplier Spotlight: Pacific Trail Manufacturing, Inc. Provides Personal Aftermarket Services - Pacific Trail Manufacturing reconditions saw bars and other wear parts to lengthen the life of crosscut unit saws as part of its aftermarket services.  (4/1/2014)

  Research Center Offers Unit Load Design Course - Activities in the News  (4/1/2014)

  MHI Releases Annual Supply Chain Report - Activities in the News  (4/1/2014)

  Thinking Ahead–Letter from Chaille - Tough Questions to Answer on the Proposed Hardwood Checkoff - The recently released proposal to develop a checkoff program for the U.S. hardwood sector has both its supporters and opponents. The current proposal raises a number of questions for the industry to consider before voting on the idea.   (1/1/2014)

  Transport Watch: Court Decisions Impact Trucking Operations - Two recent federal court rulings will impact the U.S. trucking sector in terms of the hours-of-service rule and a cross-border truck pilot program that allows Mexican trucks to operate beyond the commercial zones along the border.  (9/1/2013)

  Problem Solvers - Pallet manufacturer has smoother board production line thanks to custom top and side board sizer built by Pendu.  (7/1/2013)

  Canadian Association Leadership Changes - Activities in the News  (6/1/2013)

  Paul Gilles Joins Brewco - Pallet People  (6/1/2013)

  PRS Introduces Two New Pallet Repair Tables – the Econo and Ergo - New on the Market  (6/1/2013)

  Problem Solvers - Pallet Machinery Group installed an M2L board stacker that is able to hold up to the customer demands while delivering financial and operational savings.  (5/1/2013)

  Idea Box: Give Your Company a Checkup - Everyday details can keep you from analyzing specific departments to identify problem areas and possible solutions. Consider establishing an annual review process to measure the health of your business.   (4/1/2013)

  PalletOne Embraces Lean Manufacturing, Certification to Improve Its Butner, N.C. Facility - The nation’s largest pallet manufacturer has instituted a program to lean its operational costs while improving efficiency and reducing workplace hazards. The Butner, N.C. plant has become a showcase for this new way of thinking as well as the hub of PalletOne’s mulch certification program.   (2/1/2013)

  Pallet Repair Systems Acquires Additional Warehouse - PRS has further expanded in the used pallet machinery business with the acquisition of an additional 25,000 sq.ft. warehouse.  (1/1/2013)

  Idea Box: Stuck in a Rut? - If your company seems stagnant and is not seeing the growth you would like, consider these tips to see some positive change.  (12/1/2012)

  2013 WPA Annual Meeting - 2013 WPA Annual Meeting  (11/1/2012)

  Auction Calendar - Upcoming Pallet and Sawmill industry auctions.  (10/1/2012)

  True Wheel LLC Develops Tool for Crowning Bandsaw Wheels - New on the Market  (10/1/2012)

  A Revolution in the Processing of Logs into Lumber: Utilizing only one operator, this robust “single pass” sawmill solution can process small logs. - After selling sawmills worldwide for decades, HewSaw Machines Inc. enters the pallet industry with the HewSaw R200. This single operator sawmill solution incorporates four chipping heads, a gang saw and edging system in a single machine that processes small logs at high speeds.  (8/1/2012)

  Markets in Transition: More Pallet Users Looking for Low Carb Options - Pallet user columnist, Rick LeBlanc explores the emerging interest in carbon credits and carbon neutral pallet concepts for multi-national corporations.  (8/1/2012)

  Jay Bird Manufacturing Co.Turns to Rayco for Pallet Nailing - Jay Bird Mfg., a manufacturer of a versatile line of pine forest products and panel products, has greatly increased its pallet production in response to customer requests. Jay Bird turns to Rayco for its nailing system expansion.  (3/1/2012)

  Canada Denies U.S. Accusations in Softwood Lumber Dispute - Activities in the News  (1/1/2012)

  So You Want to Be in the Pallet Business? - Candid look at the business challenges facing pallet companies, especially new players trying to succeed in this competitive market.  (12/1/2011)

  Euro Pool System Buys LPR - Second largest private pallet pool in Europe is bought amid industry consolidation push.   (11/1/2011)

  Plant Air Systems – What You Need to Know to Save Money - The design of your plant air system could be wasting energy and money. Learn a few key design tips that makes all the difference.   (10/1/2011)

  Newman Double Box Log Shaving Machine for Softwood Processing - Newman Double Box Log Shaving Machine for Softwood Processing  (5/1/2011)

  Future Boiler MACT Standards Uncertain - The EPA recently released the final boiler MACT standards, along with a request for a reconsideration of the rules under a Clean Air Act process.  (4/1/2011)

  Market Update: A Tale of Two Markets-- Watching As Similar Markets Travel In Opposite Directions - Market analyst Jeff McBee describes the latest development in the low-grade lumber markets.   (3/1/2011)

  Western Pallet Association Selects New Officers - Activities in the News  (3/1/2011)

  Virginia Tech Pallet Manufacturer Survey to Identify Business Success Factors - Virginia Tech Pallet Manufacturer Survey to Identify Business Success Factors  (9/1/2010)

  Markets in Transition: First Alliance Logistics Celebrates 15 Years of Service, Continues to Push for New Opportunities - Even after 15 years, First Alliance Logistics Management points the way to increased cooperation among suppliers, logistics savings and enhanced services to make possible what others cannot do for themselves.  (8/1/2010)

  Post-Recession Management Strategies: Don’t Look for New Talent Until You Know What Hidden Talents Already Exist on Your Team - A look at strategies related to management and employee relations that can help companies prepare for the post-recession economy  (8/1/2010)

  What is Your Plant’s Fire Risk? Simple Ways to Reduce Your Fire Hazards - Use this quick checklist to ensure that your company has a basic fire prevention policy in place.  (6/1/2010)

  NuLyne Forest Products Installs New Sawmills Prepares to Meet the Future - NuLyne, a recognized pallet manufacturer and cut stock manufacturer in Knoxville, Arkansas, completed its new Big Jake scragg mill and added a new Meadows Mill #3 sawmill in 2009 during the recession.  (4/1/2010)

  Pallet User Education Series: Transportation: Deal Now or Pay More Later! - PE logistics columnist warns about the need to secure logistics costs and supplier arrangements before the economy recovers or else face the risks of a tight transportation market.   (2/1/2010)

  Ending the Mosaic of Local Laws: Federal Officials Explore Pest Rule Options - Federal officials seek input on domestic wood packaging rule. Review of what a new rule could mean for the industry and your business.  (10/1/2009)

  The Pallet Standard Hype - Ralph Rupert of the Center for Unit Load Design discusses the importance of pallet standards and what is being done to update the MH1 standard.  (10/1/2009)

  ‘Green’ Hardwood Pallets Contribute to Moisture Problems in Sea Containers - When moisture from wood pallets is introduced into the distribution environment, it can contaminate the products (and packaging materials) that are carried on the pallet.   (6/1/2009)

  Market Update: Price Increases Were Right Move, Right Time - Most of our industry’s problems could be solved with a good shot of pallet demand – and pallet demand will return eventually.  (1/1/2009)

  Thinking Ahead–Letter from Chaille: Do You Have a Story to Tell? - Whether you realize it or not, your business has a story to tell. There are reasons for its success and things that put a drain on profits and productivity.  (5/1/2008)

  G. Wine Sales Helping Companies Increase Production, Trim Labor: Customers in Washington, Texas Benefit from New Stackers - G. Wine Sales: Girard Wood Products in Washington and Groves Pallet in Texas both reaping benefits of using the G. Wine Sales ML2 board stacker in their pallet cut-up operations.  (4/1/2008)

  Virginia Tech: Analysis Improves Performance, Trims Costs of Block Stacked Unit Loads - By understanding how pallets interact with product packaging and the materials handling environment, pallet manufacturers can better design pallets to reduce costs and improve overall unit load performance.   (3/1/2008)

  Markets in Transition: A Tale of Two Opportunities - When a pallet company is arranging a rental or cost per trip program moving from a supplier to a retailer, it is essential that the latter will accept financial responsibility for failure to return.   (11/1/2007)

  A Look at the Future of the Hardwood Industry: New NHLA Executive Shares Insights on Changing Markets & Increased Globalization - Mark Barford Interview: Pallet Enterprise conducts an interview with Mark Barford, the executive director of the National Hardwood Lumber Association; Mark answers tough questions about the future of the hardwood lumber industry and what companies can do to adapt as globalization changes many of the old rules.  (9/1/2007)

  A&L Wood Follows Trends Of Markets, Customers for Profits: Pendu Scragg Mills, Cut-Up Equipment Supply Pallet Stock - A&L Wood: Pendu scragg mills and cut-up equipment enable Pennsylvania company to produce the lumber it requires for its pallet manufacturing operations.  (1/1/2007)

  Mt. Valley Focused on Selling What Customers Want and Adding Value - Package Research Laboratory, Innovative Data Systems Key Partners in Supplying Heat-Treated Pallets   (3/1/2005)

  Emerging Technology For Wood Processing - Highlights from 2004 Articles  (1/3/2005)

  The Future of the Pallet Industry: Asking the Right Questions in a Bobble Head World - Looking Ahead--Letter from Chaille  (6/2/2004)

  GARMAR Reaps Growth from Good Relationships, Providing Strong Service - Growing New Jersey-Based Remanufacturer Serves Eastern Pallet, Industrial Customers   (4/1/2004)

  Industrial Resources of Michigan Ramps Up, Improves Service to Pallet Industry - Investments in plant, personnel allow it to provide stronger service to pallet recyclers  (12/1/2003)

  NWPCA Leadership Conference Tackles Tough Topics - Overview of topics and speakers from the NWPCA''s Annual Leadership Conference.  (4/1/2003)

  Schutte-Buffalo Offers New MP Series Grinder -   (3/3/2003)

  Wood Container Technology Coalition - Part I - Who Would Have Guessed that Wood Containers Would Cause Such a Stir?  (9/3/2002)

  Industry Conference Accents Wood Containers, Packaging - Wooden containers usually are not the main attraction at a pallet industry meeting, but they were center stage at the Wood Container Technology Conference  (10/1/2001)

  Profitable Partnership - Pallet recyclers partner with nonprofit organizations and a millwork company in a program that remanufactures used pallet lumber to make other products.  (7/6/2001)