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Letter from Ed: Continuous Improvement
Requires Constant Vigilance
Increasingly, we are focusing on ways to help you improve your operations and save money. More than just making money, most pallet and lumber company leaders also want to create a business that makes the world a better place for customers and employees.
Speed and Flexibility: Crosscut Unit Saws from Pacific Trail Allow for Versatility to Respond to Changing Lumber Markets
Pacific Trail Manufacturing: Three pallet companies share how the right package saw has boosted production, lowered cost and improved versatility to respond to customer and lumber market demands.
Lean Games, Continuous Plant Improvements
Lean Games and Thinking: Continuous plant improvement expert, Mark Wright, explains how Kamps Pallet works with employees to identify bottlenecks and reduce plant inefficiencies.
Lean Strategy: How Costly Is Keeping Too Much Inventory?
Leaning Your Supply Chain: Researchers from Virginia Tech explore keys to inventory management and factors to consider when buying just the right amount of lumber or logs. Is your inventory costing you more than you realize?
New Microwave Heat Treatment System Successfully Tested in Italy
Microwave Heat Treatment: Italian pallet company proves effectiveness of microwave heat treatment system for export packaging. Microwave technology saves time, money on energy and allows for in-line heat treatment. Could this technology work in the United States?
Lasting Employee Benefits: Chaplains Provide Emotional and Spiritual Support for Workers at Pallet Plants
A Higher Calling: Custom Pallet and L&R Pallet have found that this one employee benefit offers tremendous impact for a minimal cost. These business owners explain how a chaplaincy program can improve corporate culture.
Spies Like Us: New and Improved Technologies Can Help Secure Your Property and Business
Surveillance equipment can help you safeguard your business, monitor employee performance, keep accurate visual records for insurance and other purposes. New technologies allow you to install cameras for a fraction of the cost in the past.
Energy Savings: Compressed Air System Incentives
Energy expert, Ralph Russell, shares how you can save money on air compressors with energy incentives and other conservation programs.
Supplier Spotlight: Delivering Blades to Customers Fast Is a Top Priority at Saw Service & Supply
Saw Service & Supply Delivers when Customers Need Blades Fast
Idea Box: Smart Ways to Handle Employee Complaints
Create a step-by-step process to help your company deal quickly and fairly with complaints from employees.
Markets in Transition: Plastic Pallet Advances Aim to Seduce Pallet Users
Packaging guru, Rick LeBlanc, explores the latest developments in plastic pallets, including new fire retardants, additives and features that are helping plastic companies better respond to changing market demands.
Safety Check: Running Effective Safety Meetings
Safety consultant, Jary Winstead, explains what it takes to run effective safety meetings and identify hazards to prevent injuries or accidents.
Coming into Focus: Feds Sentence Pallet Recycler for ISPM-15 Mark Fraud
The former owner of the company, Raymond Viola, pleaded guilty and has been sentenced in federal court for criminal violations related to the falsification of certificate stamps in violation of the Plant Protection Act.
You Said It
Carolyn Beach-Skinner, president of the Western Pallet Association and vice president of operations for Westside Pallet, answers questions from the Pallet Enterprise about working in the industry.
Lumber Perfection: Longevity and Innovation Drive Success at AJD Forest Products
AJD Forest Products: Michigan sawmill improves facility to boost efficiencies, weathers tough market through vertical integration and continues to offer top quality lumber.