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Letter from Ed: Labor Woes Abound, Could Get Worse
Finding labor continues to be a concern for pallet companies and if Donald Trump has his way, it could get worse. Ed Brindley explains how automation and the right process improvements can make all the difference.
Labor Woes: Viper Helps Pallet Companies Boost Nailing Productivity, Reduce Workforce Needs
Viper Industrial: Labor and productivity problems are key challenges that Viper Industrial helps pallet companies tackle. Viper offers an innovative nail tool programs and the Woodpecker pallet nailing systems. Learn about the soon to be launched Viper 3000 high-speed nailing machine.
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.
Half Pallet Revolution: Can This New Fastener Revolutionize Half Pallet Design?
Half Pallet Revolution: So will these smaller pallets take over the grocery supply chain? What is the best design to improve performance and reduce cost? Mike Miller thinks he has found the answer
Passion for Pallet Recycling Leads to New Career and Interesting Project for Former Hockey Player
Slapshot: Professional hockey player puts up his skates to build a pallet recycling business in the Midwest. Jared Lowell turns pallet into creative display at Grateful Dead concert.
The Right Moves: J.C. Pallet Adds Smart Equipment to Better Utilize Raw Material, New Blood Helps Company Grow
The Right Moves: Upgrading equipment unlocks potential to grow and better utilize waste material at J.C. Pallet. Company turns to Smart Products for notcher, chop saw and dismantler, eyes changes to repair facility as well.
All Eyes on China: Decline in Chinese Lumber Imports Impacts North American Markets
A look at global markets and how a slowdown in Chinese demand is affecting lumber exports and global wood supplies.
Artist Creates Beautiful Abstract Mosaics from Discarded Pallet Wood
Indiana artist finds inspiration in the hidden grains of pallet wood.
Supplier Spotlight: Package Research Laboratory Helps Clients Save Money with Free Heat Chamber Surveys
Package Research Lab has conducted more than 100 free heat chamber surveys.
Markets in Transition: Eight Ways Pallets Battle for Logistical Advantage
Logistics Advantage: Pallet user guru, Rick LeBlanc, explains how logistics is the new battlefield for the pallet industry and eight ways that companies can make changes to better position themselves for the future.
Coming into Focus: Expiration of Softwood Pact Nears, Concerns Arise
Softwood Lumber Agreement: As the trade pact sets to expire, neither the U.S. nor Canadian authorities can reach a new agreement. Looks as if conditions are right for Canadian lumber imports to increase.
Idea Box: Avoid Common
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You Said It
Mike Keating answers questions from the Pallet Enterprise about working in the industry.