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  AMS Repair Equipment Helps Oakland Pallet Succeed with Hybrid Pallets - Oakland Pallet, a California-based company stays ahead of the competition by using AMS repair equipment to efficiently produce combo pallets and relies on the AMS Palmate ERP to track production, communicate with customers and improve its website capabilities.   (11/1/2013)

  Ongweoweh Develops Unique Solutions for Customers: Data and Reporting Capabilities Have Become Keys to Its Success - Pioneering Spirit: Ongweoweh Corp. has expanded beyond the usual broker role to develop national networks including rental programs for customers using its in-house tracking software. Data and reporting has become an increasingly important part of its business. It has successfully created a formula that others hope to follow.   (5/1/2013)

  Strong Family Leadership and Controlling Its Supply Line Help M & H Crates Succeed - M & H Crates: Texas sawmill and pallet manufacturer controls its supply chain and relies on strong family leadership to stay competitive. Former Texas A&M quarterback runs his family’s third generation facility as he acquires new plants to augment production.   (5/1/2013)

  Lumber Sales & Products Forges Ahead: Wisconsin Company Expands into Limited Pallet Recycling Operations - Wisconsin pallet company uses economic downturn to pivot into recycled market; company also develops new technology to air-dry green pallets and prevent mold.  (4/1/2013)

  Palcon LLC – A Pallet Company that Is Adjusting to Market Changes - Palcon has taken an interesting path to adjust to the changing pallet markets. Its focus on wood fiber products includes recycled pallets, wooden pellets, and filter soxxs, a relatively new opportunity for a pallet company.  (8/1/2012)

  J Box Co. Expands Its Family Business with Noble Machinery’s Pallet Hawg Machines - J Box in Indiana is expanding its pallet manufacturing and recycling business with a Pallet Hawg dismantler and new Pallet Hawg cutoff saw from Noble Machinery.  (4/1/2012)

  Pallet Company Expands into Metal Recycling: W4 Pallet Invests in Sweed Equipment Machine to Process Scrap Metal Material - W4 Pallet expanded into scrap metal recycling as a market to expand its customer services and products. It turned to a Sweed 5703 XHD chopper for the machinery to perform this service.  (4/1/2012)

  Smart Management and Tight Controls on Lumber Waste Are Keys for the Success of Hunter Woodworks - Keeping costs low and minimizing lumber waste have led Hunter Woodworks to become a dominant player in the highly competitive southern California pallet market.   (4/1/2012)

  Industrial Pallet Corporation Teams With Baker Products to Improve Its Remington, Ind. Plant - Industrial Pallet Corp., a growing full service pallet company, provides a full spectrum of products and services for its particularly quality conscious customers. Its new Baker lumber cutup line has improved its lumber manufacturing efficiency.  (11/1/2011)

  The Pallet Factory Moving from Recycling into Full Pallet Services - The Pallet Factory has expanded its products and services from pallet recycling to become possibly the largest pallet manufacturer in Tennessee. Total product services include being part of PALNET, a national pallet services company.  (8/1/2011)

  Carolina Wood Products Built a Successful Pallet and Container Company Using Relationships, Turned to GBN for Nailing Systems - The Hornes have developed a successful pallet company by building relationships with both customers and suppliers. Carolina Wood’s machinery, including two new GBN nailing systems (GBN Trailblazer and GBN Patriot), are designed to offer versatility, efficiency, and quality.  (12/1/2010)

  Millwood Quest for Improvement Leads to Better Gang Saw Blade: Country Saw & Knife Strob Blade Offers Better Performance, Life - Millwood: Millwood’s plant in Apple Creek, Ohio finds success with a new circular saw blade supplied by Country Saw & Knife for the company’s Brewer gang saw.  (3/1/2009)

  Adaptability Key to Success for Hunt Corporation: Niche Pallet Company Cashes In On Grinding As Large Customer Gradually Phases Out Wood Pallets - HC Hunt Corp: Niche pallet company adapts by expanding logistics and grinding services as a key customer gradually phases out wood pallets. Larger Cresswood grinder adds necessary muscle to get the job done.  (12/1/2007)

  Veteran Business and Start-Up Look To Trace Equipment for Machines: Ohio State Pallet Expands; Tennessee Start-Up Adds Woodpecker Nailer - Ohio State Pallet and Lynnco: Start-up company invests in Woodpecker nailing machine from Trace Equipment; machine assembles 1,200-1,500 new pallets per shift.  (7/1/2007)

  Nebraska Company Upgrades Grinder for Mulch Production: Meyer Inc. Chooses Rotochopper MC-266 for Grinding, Coloring - Rotochopper machine is integral to operations for a Nebraska sawmill and pallet manufacturer; Meyer Inc. upgrades to a new machine to increase colored mulch production.  (10/1/2005)

  Auto Plant Spurs Growth In Pallet Recycling for South Carolina Company -- Custom Forest Products Relies on Machines from Morgan, Baker, Pacific Trai - Custom Forest Products: Auto plant spurs growth in pallet recycling for South Carolina Company; Custom Forest Products relies on machines from Morgan, Baker, Pacific Trail.  (7/1/2005)

  Pasadena Skid Takes The Bull By The Horns In Competitive Market - Texas company turns to Pacific Trail to improve efficiency in its cant cutting operation.  (5/1/2003)

  Nevada Pallet Maker Expands Quickly To Other Services - Nevada pallet maker expands quickly to other services; start-up relies on Viking's Turbo 505 nailer and Minick Enterprises recycling equipment.  (11/13/2001)

  Integrated Units Improve Control for American Wood Products - Ohio Pallet Manufacturer, Recycler Relies on Econotool Cutting Heads and Saw Blades  (10/1/2001)

  Second Chance for Cleary Pallet - John Cleary overcame fires, bankruptcy and mistakes to establish a successful recycling company.  (8/8/2001)

  Three Companies Made Sizeable Bets on Recovery! - Recovery Technology: Three pallet insdustry companies invested in the recovery package put together by Auburn Machinery and Profile Technology, and the results are paying off.  (3/1/2001)

  Evolving Martin Pallet Views Itself as a 'Problem Solver' - Martin Pallet: Evolving Ohio pallet manufacturer views itself as a 'problem solver', marks first year in new plant and is running its third cut-up line supplied by Pendu Manufacturing  (2/1/2001)

  Sawmill Builds on Success of Cahaba Valley Pallet Mill; Cornell Industrial Scragg Mill Allows Company to Integrate Operations - Cahaba Valley: Cornell Industrial scragg mill allows Alabama company to integrate operations and build on the success of its pallet plant; lubricant system one key to success.  (3/1/2000)

  New Business Overtakes Recycled at Hayes Pallet - Hayes Pallet: New pallets are fueling a growth spurt for a patient Vermont pallet recycler whose business serves customers in the Granite State.  (8/1/1999)

  Sales Efforts, Customers Fuel Scott Wood Products Success - Scott Wood Products: Pallet manufacturing and recycling business in lower Wisconsin has expanded three times in the past 10 years, more than tripling the space for its operations.  (6/1/1999)

  Alberta’s North Star Shows the Way As Top Pallet Maker in Province - North Star Pallet: Alberta's North Star Pallet is the top producer in the province; father-and-son team built a successful manufacturing business after originally focusing on recycling.  (3/1/1999)

  Brothers Adding to Success Of McNeilly Wood Products - McNeilly Wood Products:   (2/1/1999)