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Wildfires Spark Concern in the West – Part 1 - Jul 30, 2021 
For the timber industry, wildfires can affect the supply chain as logging operations shut down limiting timber supply. Sawmills in rural areas may stop operations or reduce output due to supply and safety concerns. This just highlights the fragility of the timber supply chain to disruptions.; Latest Pallet Market White Paper Released: Grade softwood lumber prices have dropped significantly although low-grade softwood prices have come down at a much lower pace due to expensive inventory still working its way through the supply chain. Hardwood prices remain high for new pallets. And recycled pallet prices remain elevated as demand outpaces supply. more...
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Industry Veterans Launch New, Tracking-Enabled Pool - Jul 28, 2021 
The new company is called Pooling and Logistics Experts or PalX for short. Originally, the company is targeting regional customers with specialized needs, such as cold chains, pharmaceuticals and secure supply chains.; Latest Pallet Market White Paper Released: Included in this issue and posted online in the Pallet Profile/Recycle Record portal is a copy of the latest White Paper for late summer 2021.; Oregon Pallet Explains Strategies for Selling to 48forty Solutions: Oregon Pallet was established in 1998 by owners Bryce and Carly Taylor. Since its inception, the company has firmly positioned itself as one of the leading pallet recyclers in the region.; Looking for Lumber? Search the 2021 Lumber Pages! Covering both hardwoods and softwoods, you can search via geographic region and identify what specific lumber products are offered by each supplier. more...
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The Million Dollar Question – When will my pallet prices come down? - Jul 28, 2021 
Even though news reports are talking about plummeting lumber prices, what general news outlets aren’t reporting is that those numbers and futures reports are only reflecting pine prices that have significantly dropped, and not hardwood. more...
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Oregon Pallet Explains Strategies for Selling to 48forty Solutions - Jul 23, 2021 
Specializing in reconditioned and remanufactured pallets and wood recycling services, Oregon Pallet plays an integral role in supporting customers across a diverse set of industries. Since its inception, the company has firmly positioned itself as one of the leading pallet recyclers in the region.; USDA Offers Pandemic Assistance for Loggers, Timber Haulers: The funds are offered for legal entities that experienced a gross revenue loss of at least 10% during the period of Jan. 1 and Dec. 1, 2020, compared to the period of Jan. 1 and Dec. 1, 2019. Anyone interested is encouraged to apply right away. more...
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Industry Veterans Launch New Pallet Pool - Jul 16, 2021 
The new company is called Pooling and Logistics Experts or PalX for short. Originally, the company is targeting regional customers with specialized needs, such as cold chains, pharmaceuticals and secure supply chains. PalX has secured a contract with a national dairy producer and is working on finalizing contracts with two other companies.; Weyerhaeuser Sells 145,000 Acres of Timberland: The timberlands are located in Washington’s North Cascade region and will provide a long-term fiber supply for Hampton Lumber’s sawmill in Darrington. more...
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Ocean Shipping Problems Continue for Lumber, Legislative Remedies Under Consideration - Jul 2, 2021 
The last three decades in the ocean shipping industry have brought consolidation to a sector that once had dozens of carriers. A result of that consolidation is complete reliance on less than a dozen foreign carriers to deliver our agricultural and forest products overseas, and with little oversight.; Summer 2021 Publishing Break: The staff of the Profile will publish its next issue on July 16th. We began taking off around July 4th a number of years ago to give our staff some time to catch up on projects and take some vacation.; Profile Regional Lumber Graphs: We publish our 3Q lumber price trends for hardwood cant regions in the United States. more...
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Recycle Consolidation Race Heats Up with Prime 360 and Buckeye Acquisitions - Jun 25, 2021 
48forty Solutions and Kamps Inc. are very aggressive in their expansion plans and are backed by equity funds with deep pockets. Pallet Logistics of America, the third recycling group backed by private equity, remains fairly quiet on the acquisition front.; Produce Association Issues Pallet Shortage Warning: Although the UFPA’s notice did not mention CHEP, the rental pallet provider has notified many customers that it will not be able to deliver enough pallets to satisfy usual demands.; EXPO Richmond Highlights Trim Saw Technology for Recyclers: Alliance Automation showed a video of its latest install of its Urban Sawmill line. PRS Group has finalized the Auto-Max Super Saw system and plans to start delivering machines this fall.; Does Your Approach Work? – Forklift Safety Training Basics You May Not Know: An important thing to remember is that simply by showing employees a video or videos on some aspect of forklift safety does not meet the full requirements of the OSHA standard. more...
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Interfor Grows Through Purchase of Four Georgia-Pacific Mills - Jun 24, 2021 
The transaction continues the trend of Canadian companies buying up U.S. sawmill capacity to get around the softwood lumber dispute.; Nature’s Packaging Website and Logo Updated: This industry research and promotion campaign is sponsored by the Pallet Foundation, the NWPCA, the CWPCA the WPA.; Industry Ownership Transitions in Kentucky and Missouri: Regional acquisition can be a good way to expand into other areas, grow business capacity and customer base as well as diversify operations. more...
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More Questions than Answers: OSHA Releases New COVID-19 Guidelines, Not Temporary Standard for General Industry - Jun 18, 2021 
The big difference is that one has the full effect of law behind it, and the other does not. OSHA has attempted to clarify best practices regarding how to deal with both vaccinated and unvaccinated workers in a plant.; NEWS IN BRIEF: The USDA has awarded more than $15 million to fund grants to develop and expand the use of wood products. more...
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Recycle Consolidation Race Heats Up with Kamps Buying Buckeye - Jun 10, 2021 
The combined companies employ over 1,100 full-time employees and operate over 1,000 trailers. All assets and employees plan to remain with the company post-closing, including the BDL senior leadership team led by president and CEO Sam McAdow Jr.; NEWS IN BRIEF: OSHA is projected to receive a 12% funding increase under the Biden administration. more...
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