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  Southern Packaging Adds New Viking 505s and Sawmill Capacity as It Gears Up for Additional Growth - Southern Packaging: Louisiana''s largest pallet supplier combines its passion for Viking nailing equipment with machinery from several other suppliers to best serve its customers.  (9/4/2018)

  Pallet Logistics of America Looks to Automation and Efficiency Gains in Face of Tight Labor Market: HUB Industrial Is a Critical Supply Partner - Growth through Transition: Pallet Logistics of America has become one of the largest players in the Mid-South and is growing into the West. A supplier relationship with HUB Industrial has helped streamline the company’s approach to consumables. It is a test site for the new Inventory IQ System.   (7/1/2018)

  Herwood Inc. Transitioning from a Proud Past to a Prosperous Future - Growth Focused: Quebec-based pallet company builds on its legacy and location looking toward future growth. Partnering with Greg Wine of Pallet Machinery Group has helped Herwood boost production without breaking the bank by installing a retrofitted nailing machine.   (5/3/2018)

  Two Very Different Pallet Companies, One Supplier — Universal Machinery Sales - Production Efficiency: Mona Tracy of Universal Machinery Sales has made her reputation helping both small and large pallet companies find labor saving solutions for both pallet manufacturing and recycling. Find out how she helped two very different companies with their production processes.   (10/5/2017)

  Wheeler Mission Producing Pallets to Change Lives - Life Change: More than just a pallet company, Wheeler Mission Pallet provides a place for rehab program participants to grow and overcome addictions. A unique approach to ministry and pallets, Wheeler relies on a Wood-Mizer multi-head resaw to achieve its production targets.   (8/1/2017)

  Multi-site Made Easy: Paltech Enterprises Grows through Acquisitions, Overcomes Fire Tragedy - Paltech: Midwest pallet company grows through smart acquisitions and a conservative management philosophy. Offers lessons on multi-site management as well as how to recover from a fire.   (5/1/2017)

  Berry Pallets – Pioneering Efficiency: Scanning Technology Could Revolutionize Low-Grade Lumber Production - Scanning Revolution: Berry Pallets takes a huge risk installing one of the first scanning systems for pallet lumber in the United States. Could this revolutionize softwood lumber processing? Company also installs Unicomfort boiler system to turn sawdust into heat.   (5/1/2017)

  Plant Optimization Helps Kamps Facility Improve Efficiency, Reduce Costs - Simpler Is Better: Niles facility streamlines processes, improves process flow to reduce costs. Learn how SonicAire® fans and Noble Hawg dismantlers assist in upgrading the plant. This Kamps Pallet location turns red to black ink with leaner, optimized operations.   (3/1/2017)

  WestWind Just Keeps Right on Growing: Two AMS Systems Give Iowa Company a Boost - Iowa recycler stays on growth trajectory; WestWind Logistics gets a boost from new AMS pallet sorting and repair systems.  (12/1/2016)

  Man in the Mirror: How a New Human Resources Approach at L&R Pallet Changed Everything - Man in the Mirror: A new human resources approach has boosted profitability and solved the labor shortage crisis at L&R Pallet. It all started with changes at the top and a special worker initiative involving foreign refugees.   (10/1/2016)

  Wisconsin Pallet Company Changing Under New Leadership, Adds Nail-Mate from Universal Machinery Sales - World Wide Box & Packaging: Wisconsin company in transition to second generation family ownership, a company review focuses on automation and future investment in machinery. World Wide Box partners with Mona Tracy and adds Nail-Mate system to reduce labor challenges.   (7/1/2016)

  Positioned for the Next Lumber Market Upswing - Kentucky Sawmill Adds Brewer Grade Resaw System - McCraw Lumber: Brewer grade resaw system puts Kentucky sawmill in position to benefit when lumber markets, prices regain strength.  (12/1/2015)

  Automation and E-Commerce Fuels Growth for Pallet Express - New Economy Success: Pallet Express has turned a massive e-commerce customer with 24/7 service requirements into a catalyst for business improvement and success. Equipped with new dismantling, sortation and repair equipment from Industrial Resources, the company has grown significantly and found a way to secure cores in a tough market.   (12/1/2015)

  Cold Snap: Peter C. Herman Relies on Biomass Combustion Systems to Make the Most Out of Waste Wood - Peter C. Herman: New York pallet company focuses on quality control and efficiency. Using a wood furnace from Biomass Combustion Systems has helped the company reduce its energy bills, better utilize wood waste.   (10/1/2015)

  Partnering to Grow:Two Northeast Pallet Companies Form to Offer One-Stop Shop for Customers, Rely on Mona Tracy of Universal Machinery Sales - Partnering to Grow: Two Tri-state area pallet companies decide to form a new full service recycling company called Greenway Products and Services LLC. Dominick Davi and Tony Fabrizio explain why one company is better than two and provide a module that others may choose to follow.   (6/1/2015)

  Recycler Transitions to Changing Market New Baker Cant Processing Line Enables Growth at R&E Pallets - Big Smiles at R&E Pallets: Indiana pallet company positions for growth and secures raw material supply by adding a Baker Products cant processing line and boosts production capacity with Viking nailing machinery. Vertical integration and efficiency producing odd-sized pallets explains why it is good times for this growing company   (5/1/2015)

  Kiln-direct and Wood-Mizer Equipment Drive Growth and Better Customer Service at Mueller Pallets - South Dakota Strong: Mueller Pallets improves operation with new trailer-based kiln system from Kiln-direct and Wood-Mizer sawmill for processing wood waste. Upgrades allow company to diversify, offer better customer service and recycle and better utilize its wood resource.   (1/1/2015)

  Pioneer Packaging Does It All…Rotochopper’s Dependability Makes Bedding Business a Success - Pioneer Packaging: Indiana-based pallet company finds success with fine grinding of pallets and other forms of wood waste to produce poultry bedding. Pioneer Packaging finds ways to secure customers through special services, such as warehousing, transport, lumber brokerage, waste grinding and much more.   (7/1/2014)

  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)