New products in the pallet industry.
Date Posted: 2/1/2007
Ervin Supplies Pallet Trailers
Ervin Equipment Inc., a multi-state dealer in semi-trailer fleets, supplies trailers to the pallet and container industry.
The company has a large inventory of Wabash plate vans manufactured in the 1990s featuring spring ride sliders, swing doors, aluminum roofs, 36-inch kingpins and wood floors.
It also has a substantial inventory of 1996 Monon plate vans featuring Hendrickson air ride, SS finish on swing doors, aluminum roofs, and 17-inch front SS bulkheads.
A lease-to-own option is available to qualified buyers.
Ervin Equipment has trailers available at many locations throughout the U.S.
For more information, call Ervin Equipment at (877) 873-6863.
Mid Continent Closing One of Three Plants but Expanding Capacity
Mid Continent Nail Corp., the only U.S. manufacturer of bulk pallet nails, will close one of its three factories. The company’s manufacturing plant in Radford, Va. will close Feb. 15, Mid Continent announced in a statement.
Service to customers is not expected to be impacted, according to the company, which will consolidate the Virginia manufacturing operations to its plant in Poplar Bluff, Mo. The company has another plant in Hillsboro, Tex.
During 2005-06, the Missouri plant added 50,000 square feet of production and warehouse space as well as new equipment.
The company considered retooling the Virginia plant to manufacture collated nails. “However, the recent rapid downturn in housing construction and stiff competition from China made that inadvisable,” it said.
Mid Continent manufactures bulk and collated fasteners, staples and brads for various industries, including the pallet and container industry, as well as pneumatic fastening tools. It is a leading supplier of fasteners to the pallet and container industry.
At the Radford plant, the company manufactures bulk pallet nails used in automated pallet nailing or assembly machines. The plant employs 33 people.
“We see no change to the customer whatsoever,” said David Creg, director of human resources. “It should be a very smooth transition.”
The company will offer the Virginia employees the opportunity to relocate and accept jobs at its other plants.
Company president David Libla called the decision “unfortunate.” In Radford “we have always had excellent support from the community, and we employed a great group of people there,” he said in the company’s statement.
“We expect this to be a seamless transition for our many loyal customers who receive product from this facility,” he added.
Canadian Supplier Offers New Cross-Cut Package Saw
L-M Equipment Co. Ltd., based in British Columbia, has introduced a new cross-cut package saw. The L-M I-CUT is the newest system in the company’s line of bundle cross-cut systems.
The L-M I-CUT system can be used to quickly and accurately process bundles or packages of pallet stock, structural components, studs, fencing, I-joists, and other lumber and building products.
The L-M I-CUT system offers the latest technology. It features a double linear bearing guide system with built-in hold-down and guards to ensure greater accuracy and operator safety. Cutting capabilities range from 20 feet to 60 feet long — and longer if required.
The L-M I-CUT system is competitively priced and offers flexible design options so it can be custom-built.
For more information call L-M Equipment at (604) 431-8800, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.lmsaws.com.
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