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48forty Solutions Acquires Relogistics, Creates Formidable Recycling Competitor - May 7, 2021 
The two management teams will be reuniting after working together under a shared parent company, IFCO Systems, prior to 2011. Relogistics started after CHEP acquired IFCO Systems in 2011.; Explaining Pallet Prices: Not all GMAs are created the same. The reason is that the GMA is a footprint standard, not a quality standard. While there are general rules of thumb when it comes to GMA specifications, there is no quality control program or clear-cut definition that everyone must follow.; News in Brief: EPAL has recorded an increase in the production of pallets in 2020. more...
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EXPO Richmond 2021 Preview - Apr 29, 2021 
The event will likely be the year’s first and largest collection of pallet manufacturing and recycling, sawmilling, kiln drying, timber harvesting, biomass, trucking, optimization/scanning, material handling and firewood processing machinery in the United States.; NWPCA Announces Another Sustainability Webinar: The Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) developed by the Pallet Foundation is a tool to help companies measure their green credentials and to establish a framework or future environmental analysis of various types of pallets.; News in Brief: LIGNA will not be held this year. Idaho and Maine are calling for millions of dollars in coronavirus relief assistance to the logging industry. more...
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Kamps Inc. Acquires Florida Pallet Recycler, Transaction Reveals Keys for M&A Activity - Apr 27, 2021 
Pallet Industries (PI) was established in 2007 and has two strategic locations that have allowed Pallet Industries to cover the majority of the state for many years; including key markets such as Orlando, Tampa and Miami.; CHEP Revises ARP for General Recycler Market: This move to a higher ARP isn’t really a surprise as California and other areas move into agriculture season. At the same time, demand for general consumer goods remains robust.; Tips to Safeguard Pallet Stacks at Customer Locations: Sometimes this activity results from a misunderstanding, scavengers believe pallets left outside of retail or distribution facilities are just trash. Others may knowingly take pallets hoping they won’t get caught.; CHEP Reports Quarterly Results, Record Demand from Customers Strains Pool: Brambles believes its sales will moderate somewhat in the next quarter. But there is no guarantee because the company has already admitted that it has struggled to forecast consumer activity due to the unprecedented factors at play.; Labor Solutions Covered in Industry Webinar: Chaille Brindley, recently spoke at the annual Ohio Forestry Association’s annual meeting, which was held virtually this year. He covered some major labor trends and issues in the overall forest products industry. more...
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CHEP Reports Quarterly Results, Record Demand from Customers Strains Pool - Apr 22, 2021 
Brambles believes its sales will moderate somewhat in the next quarter. But there is no guarantee because the company has already admitted that it has struggled to forecast consumer activity due to the unprecedented factors at play.; News in Brief: Automated Machine Systems (AMS), a leading supplier of pallet recycling equipment and software systems, has launched a $1.5 million expansion for its headquarters. Timber Trades Journal (TTJ) recently reported on developments in the European pallet sector.; AUCTIONS: FRIDAY, MAY 7th • STARTS PROMPTLY AT 9AM. 141 N Church St • Bremen KY 42325. ASSOCIATED PALLET INC. SATURDAY, MAY 8th LARGE SALE STARTS 9 AM! 288 Premium Dr. • Central City, KY 42330 more...
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Brambles Outlines Sustainability Targets, Offers Lessons for Communicating with Pallet Users - Apr 15, 2021 
While this may just sound like PR-speak, it does provide food for thought as you consider how you talk about your business to customers, employees, partners and even new hires.; Looking for Lumber? Search the 2021 Lumber Pages!: It certainly has become a seller’s market. In uncertain markets, you may need to reach out to new lumber sources.; Virginia Tech Offers Short Course on Wood Properties at EXPO Richmond 2021: It will take place on May 20, 2021 at Hilton Garden Inn near the Richmond International Airport and is designed to assist wood pallet and packaging suppliers among other fields. more...
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Biden Administration Rolls Out Economic Plans - Apr 8, 2021 
Many pallet companies are reporting difficulty getting new workers and have pointed to government assistance as a major reason for the lack of available workers. The move to extend the $300 monthly unemployment insurance supplement into September will only continue the labor woes.; Discover Why Wood Wins the Sustainability Case: The NWPCA is celebrating Earth Day 2021 (April 22nd) by hosting a webinar on sustainability. The event is free for NWPCA members and their customers and seating is limited, so interested parties should register today. more...
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CHEP Revises ARP for General Recycler Market - Apr 1, 2021 
This action suggests that CHEP is finding some market opposition to its previous efforts to reduce ARP fees.; Labor Solutions Covered in Industry Webinar: Chaille Brindley, recently spoke at the Ohio Forestry Association’s virtual annual meeting covering major labor trends and issues.; Quarterly Regional Lumber Trends: These graphs illustrate the average lumber prices published within each region over the past year. more...
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Kamps Inc. Acquires Florida Pallet Recycler, Outlines What Makes for A Successful Transaction - Mar 26, 2021 
Kamps recently acquired Pallet Industries of Florida to expand its footprint in the Southeast. Pallet Industries (PI) was established in 2007 and has two locations in Florida: Deerfield (South) and Mulberry (Central). The strategic locations of the two facilities have allowed Pallet Industries to cover the majority of the state for many years; including key markets such as Orlando, Tampa and Miami.; Tips to Safeguard Pallet Stacks at Customer Locations: Sometimes this activity results from a misunderstanding, scavengers believe pallets left outside of retail or distribution facilities are just trash. Others may knowingly take pallets hoping they won’t get caught. more...
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U.S. Housing Market Continues Strong Upward Push - Mar 19, 2021 
Month-over-month and year-over-year United States housing market data were mostly positive. Aggregate multi-family starts decreased month-over-month and year-over year. New and existing house sales were positive month-over-month and year-over-year.; Sunbelt Continues Growth in Treated Wood Business through Acquisition: A subsidiary of UFP Industries, Sunbelt has agreed to purchase the assets of Spartanburg Forest Products Corp. for about $17 million. more...
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Tips for Selecting the Right Grinding Equipment to Turn Waste into Profit - Mar 19, 2021 
This guide has information on various suppliers, technologies and tips to consider when selecting the right grinder to fit your needs.; Tips for Pallet Companies Caught in Insurance Squeeze: Pallet companies are being squeezed because the industry has experienced numerous fire-related losses in years past, according to insurance officials.; Pallet Industry Meetings and Events Scheduled for 2021: While the events could be impacted by new outbreaks or local ordinances, it is still a good idea to develop a game plan and register for any event you would like to attend. more...
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