Plant Case Studies: New Pallet Manufacturers:


  Right Sizing the Business Has Been Key for the Longevity, Success at Alberta Pallet - Alberta Pallet: Mark Pagenkopf has right sized his business, and working with Viking has improved the production of his automated nailing lines.   (11/1/2014)

  Viking Machines, Parts, Service & Nails Fuel Quick Growth for Wisconsin Pallet Business - A&J Environmental Pallet: New machines, parts, service and nails from Viking helps a Wisconsin pallet company achieve stellar growth thanks to big production gains.   (12/1/2013)

  G. Wine Sales Upgrades Reduce Changeover Time, Boost Production: Pasadena Skid Succeeds by Sharpening Focus, Improving Efficiency - Focus & Efficiency: Rob Trexler has made Pasadena Skid successful in the tough Texas market by focusing solely on pallet and crate manufacturing and keeping costs low. Nailing line upgrades from G. Wine Sales have reduced changeover time and boosted production.   (10/1/2013)

  Obstacles Donít Stop Pennyrile Pallets - Pennyrile Pallets LLC: Family-owned pallet manufacturer and sawmill overcomes obstacles with the right people and a willingness to try new things.  (9/1/2013)

  Arrington Lumber & Pallet Finds Agility as Key to Success in Shifting Market: Relies on Crosscut Saw by Pacific Trail to Improve its Lumber Processing - Agility: Arrington Lumber & Pallet has developed versatile sawmill capabilities to succeed in shifting lumber market conditions. The company has turned to Pacific Trailís crosscut saw to process kiln dried pine for producing crossties and pallet components.   (4/1/2013)

  Plateau Pallet Turns to Profile Technology for Saw Blades and Indexable Tooling - Owen Horst of Plateau Pallet Co. has long relied upon indexable carbide cutters from Profile Technology. When it found itself needing strob saw blades, he turned to Profile Technology and its new line of strob saw circular blades.  (12/1/2012)

  The Timbermen Ė A Good Example of a Pure Pallet Manufacturer Adjusting to Changes - The TImbermen, one of the largest pallet manufacturers in the Southeastern part of the United States survived a major fire in 2010 and quickly came back with the help of its suppliers Viking Engineering, Brewco, Cooper Scragg Mills, Big Ass Fans, and Pallet Machinery Group.  (10/1/2012)

  Problem Solvers - Solution: GBNís Patriot Helps John Rock Enter Machine Built Block Pallet Market - Problem: Adding block pallet assembly automation that can make a complete perimeter-base block pallet in two passes without having a pre-made mat.   (10/1/2012)

  Innovation Is A Big Deal for Australian Pallet Co.: Viking Engineering Develops Skute for Rod Scott & Son - Custom Solutions: Viking Engineering developed Skute system to make very long skids for Rod Scott Pallet & Boxes. About three years in use, the Skute has made Rod Scott more competitive in terms of cutting labor costs, making changeover easier and boosting production capacity.   (7/1/2012)

  CJ Pallets & Recycling, LLC Expands Production with New Baker Lumber Cutup System - CJ Pallets & Recycling, LLC and the Crowe family are growing their family run pallet business to meet expanding customer demands. CJ Pallets turned to Baker Products for its new lumber cutup horizontal thin-kerf resaw line.  (5/1/2012)

  Rural Pallet Profits for a Small-scale Pallet Producer - Wood-Mizer Boosts Production: Doug Garner purchased a Wood-Mizer LT40 to upgrade his Wood-Mizer LT15 sawmill. Dougís pallet and crosstie business needs the additional lumber production to satisfy his growing needs.  (1/1/2012)

  Gal Pallets Looks to Expand to Meet Israeli Market Demands - Israeli pallet manufacturer, Gal Pallets, focuses on quality and looks to expand to a new, bigger facility to meet a growing export market.   (3/1/2010)

  Organic Growth, Acquisitions Position CMTP to Lead Industry in Australia - CMTP: Organic growth and acquisitions have positioned CMTP to be a leader in Australiaís pallet and container industry; U.S. machinery suppliers found in plants.  (8/1/2009)

  Oregon Pallet Manufacturer Relies on 3-Pronged Approach to Success: AWMV Band Resaws Essential to Precision Wood Products Cut-Up Operations - Precision Wood Products: Oregon pallet manufacturer relies on three-pronged approach to sustained success; AWMV multi-head band resaws essential to cut-up operations at Precision Wood Products.  (4/1/2009)

  Savvy S. Carolina Manufacturer Shows He Is Adept at Adapting: Decision to Consolidate, Sell Some Accounts Propels Pallet Makers Forward - Pallet Makers: In the case of a South Carolina pallet manufacturer, downsizing led to its best growth, and selling off certain customer accounts strategically positioned the business for the future.  (2/1/2009)

  Bluewater Pallet Is Dedicated to Design, Build Quality Pallets: Ontario Company Relies on Storti Flex 2600 Nailing Machine - Bluewater Pallet: Ontario-based Bluewater Pallet has been able to switch easily between stringer and block pallets thanks to its Storti Flex 2600 automated nailing machine.  (10/1/2008)

  Diversity, Strong Service Help South Carolina Company Grow - Mahon Forest Products: South Carolina company has grown by diversifying and responding quickly to customer needs; companyís principal machinery supplier is Samuel Kent Baker Inc.  (9/1/2008)

  Nevada Trucker Company Backed into the Pallet Arena: Pallet Chief Nailing Equipment Helps Custom Design Pallets to Grow - Custom Design Pallets: Ken Wells had a trucking business in Las Vegas that morphed into a pallet company; Pallet Chief nailing equipment has helped the company grow and prosper.  (6/1/2008)

  Strong Reputation, Customer Referrals Spur Neopalís Growth: Texas Pallet Manufacturer Relies on Rayco Nailing Machines - Neopal: Jeff Krug has his Texas-based Neopal focused on a certain segment in the pallet industry; pallet manufacturer relies on Rayco Industries Pallet Pro machines for automated nailing.  (3/1/2008)

  Ohio Pallet Manufacturer Is Reborn, Rejuvenated Following Disastrous Fire: Troymill Wood Products Rebuilt - Troymill Wood Products: Ohio-based pallet manufacturer is rejuvenated after disastrous fire. Troymill rebuilt, planning and equipping for the future to accommodate growth and expansion.  (2/1/2008)

  Timpack Ė New Zealandís Largest Pallet Company: Focus on Providing Professional Service and Products at Every Opportunity - Timpack ó New Zealandís Largest Pallet Company: The pallet industry in New Zealand has a major export influence, particularly in meat, dairy, produce, and light manufacturing. Timpack has an interesting mixture of value added services and products that may interest our North American readers.  (7/1/2007)

  Precision Wood Products Prospers by Looking After Customers, Employees: Ontario Companyís Focus Is Specialty Softwood Pallets - Precision Wood: Ontario company prospers by looking after customers, employees; specialty is softwood pallets.  (1/1/2007)

  Indiana Pallet Business Subcontracts with Other Companies to Meet Growth - Trace Equipment Distributes New Woodpecker Automated Nailing Machine - Milroy Pallet: Indiana Pallet manufacturer stays with Woodpecker nailing machine; Milroy Pallet likes quick changeover and other features of new nailing machine distributed by Trace Equipment.  (12/1/2006)

  L&R Grows in New Pallet Arena, Expands Services to Customers: Colorado Company Likes Rayco Machines for Nailing Pallets - Colorado pallet company has been busy expanding into manufacturing new pallets, adding new services for customers; L&R has added two Rayco nailing machines in recent years.  (9/1/2006)

  Scotford Woodworks Grows With Albertaís Economy - Scotford Woodworks: With a very tight labor market and a limited budget for equipment, northern Alberta pallet manufacturer relies on Third Man nailing machines for pallet assembly.  (4/1/2006)

  Commercial Lumber & Pallet Enjoys Growth with Subsidiary: Viking Nailing Machines Fuel Pallet Assembly at CLP, Priority Pallets - Viking automated pallet nailing machines fuel pallet assembly operations at Commercial Lumber & Pallet and new affiliate, Priority Pallets.  (2/1/2006)

  Demand for Crates, Boxes Keeps Michiana Box & Crate Growing -- Michigan Firm Also Makes Pallets, Relies on Country Saw & Knife - Demand for crates, boxes keeps Michiana Box & Crate growing; Michigan company, which also makes pallets, relies on Country Saw & Knife for blades and blade service.  (1/1/2006)

  Southern Packaging Is Going Strong in Gulf Coast Region: Company Looks to Open Second Plant; Pendu-Cornell a Key Supplier - Louisiana pallet manufacturer is going strong on the Gulf Coast with Pendu-Cornell a key machinery supplier; company looking to add second plant in Mississippi.  (11/1/2005)

  Changing Kentucky Company Enters Pallet Arena, Plans More Expansion: Brewer, GTEK Anchor Cut-Up Lines at Kentucky Tie & Lumber Co. - Changing Kentucky company enters the pallet arena and plans more expansion; Brewer lines of equipment produce pallet cut stock.  (10/1/2005)

  New Plant, Equipment, Enable Md. Company to Boost Pallet Production: Key Machinery Suppliers for Green Pallet Co. Are Pendu, GBN - Maryland pallet manufacturer makes big strides in production after moving into new plant, investing in new equipment; core suppliers are Pendu and GBN.  (8/1/2005)

  Kentucky Pallet Manufacturer Builds on Success in Hardwoods; - Associated Pallet Relies on Three Brewer Inc. Cut-Up Lines, Viking and Rayco Nailers  (9/3/2002)

  Botkin Lumber Co. Uses Kent Corp Machinery to Expand Its Efficiency - Key Is Fingerprint Reduction in Materials Handling  (7/1/2002)

  What's the Future for Family Owned Businesses? - The future still holds promise for family owned businesses, but don't rule out pallet networks of some kind; they will grow in importance.  (11/16/2001)

  Freeman Wood Products Building, Innovating, Growing - New Brewer Inc. Gang Saw with Adjustable Arbor Offers Thin Kerf, Versatility  (9/1/2001)

  Growing Quint-C Pallet Co. Adds More Nailing Capacity - Tenessee pallet company has grown steadily since its founding; it turns to GBN for high speed nailing automation.  (8/8/2001)

  Anderson Still Pins Growth on Providing Strong Service - Anderson Forest Products: Essentially there has been only one name for Anderson Forest Products since it first automated its pallet manufacturing operations decades ago: Viking.  (4/1/2001)

  Right Truck Allowed Skid Company to Get Foot-Hold, Expand to Pallets - Right truck allowed skid company in Wisconsin to get a foot-hold in the market and expand to pallets.  (11/1/2000)

  Monroe Pallet Enjoys Steady Growth in the GMA Market - Kentucky pallet manufacturer has been on growth track since Kenny Smallwood acquired the company  (9/1/2000)

  Legnoform SPA Combines Family Dedication With Corali Pallet Assembly Systems - Legnoform SPA, a leading Italian pallet manufacturer, generously hosted a North American tour group, and its plant provided insights into the European pallet industry.  (7/1/2000)

  RPA Packaging Supplies Diverse Shipping Solutions and Services - Ohio company helps meet the challenge of transporting loads worldwide.  (7/1/2000)

  Canadian Couple Show They Are Equal to the Challenge - Canadian couple expands Challenger Pallet after buying into the pallet manufacturing business.  (5/1/2000)

  Strategic Business Decisions Pay Off Well for Hinchcliff - Hinchcliff Lumber is proof that pallet companies must be willing to change, and sometimes the adjustments are dramatic.  (4/1/2000)

  Green Meadow Lumber Takes - New England company constantly takes pulse of lumber and pallet markets, adjusts to changes and grows.  (3/1/2000)

  Automation Spurs Production For New York's D&F Pallet - D&F Pallet Likes versatility, performance of GBN Patriot Nailing System  (10/1/1999)

  Oak Creek Wood Products Thrives After Diversifying Customer Base - Pallet Mat Pre-Stitcher Supplied by Stapling Machines Co.  (10/1/1999)

  Schaefer Box & Pallet Mixes Experience with Innovation - Schaefer makes major changes by becoming employee owned and instituting a new JIT inventory system.  (10/1/1999)

  Edwards Wood Products - Using Brewer and Viking machinery to manufacture a combined 80,000 pallets per week at two facilities, Edwards Wood Products has to be considered one of the leading pallet companies in the country.  (9/1/1999)

  Timbermenís Integrated, Diversified Operations Are a Recipe for Success - The Timbermen: Few pallet companies, like The Timbermen in Georgia, are large enough and diversified to the extent that they can control their raw material supply  (6/1/1999)

  Bassi Distributing Explores New Dimension with Chep - When George Bassi Distributing became a supplier to Chep USA, its production, sales and work force doubled within the span of a week.   (4/1/1999)

  Former Exec Finds Second Career A Charm Working with Wood - Former health care industry executive began building pallets at night as a family project to give his children something to do; now the family business prospers.   (4/1/1999)

  PPL Systems Gets Off to Fast Start With Machinery from Kent Corp. - Opportunity for pallet manufacturers still abounds-even in the very heart of pallet country.  (1/1/1999)

  Stroh's Plywood Pallet Program Smoother with Age - Stroh Brewery Company's plywood deck pallet program has gotten smoother with age since 1973.  (12/1/1998)