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Imported Lumber for Manufacturing Pallets
Highlights from 2004 Articles
By Ed Brindley, Ph.D.
Date Posted: 1/3/2005
Until recently it was unrealistic to consider importing pallet lumber when material was readily available at affordable prices from established local and regional sources. However, the crazy markets of the last couple of years have spurred some pallet companies to look abroad for potentially cheaper lumber sources. With low-grade lumber prices being at record highs in the
Cut-to-length pre-cut pallet lumber has been coming into the
Outsourcing lumber supply lines off-shore is not something that is done casually and cannot be done hastily. Most international lumber shipments known to me have been focused primarily in a few progressive wholesalers and CHEP.