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Tomorrow’s Pallet Industry Today – Review from LIGNA 2017: Part IV - Jun 22, 2017 
Robots and automation aren’t the future of the pallet industry. People are. Advanced automation is a great tool. But it takes smart, dedicated people to make them work.; NWPCA Offers Chicago Safety Meeting: Dubbed the ‘Year of Safety’ the NWPCA has put a significant focus this year on safety and fire prevention. Please consider attending the Chicago regional safety meeting held August 3. more...
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Tomorrow’s Pallet Industry Today – Review from LIGNA 2017: Part III - Jun 15, 2017 
“Double the fun.” What do I mean by that phrase? The idea is if you have to do something once, why not try to do double the volume on each step?; Lumber Program Exemption Unchanged: Companies that produce or import less than 15 million board feet per year would be exempt, as they currently are.; Bob Hanna Passes Away: He started Bob Hanna Machinery Sales Company in 1978 and West Plains Machinery Company in 1983; he was widely known in the pallet and machinery business. more...
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Tomorrow’s Pallet Industry Today – Review from LIGNA 2017: Part II - Jun 8, 2017 
A key for fast production on a high-speed nailing machine is proper lumber sortation and preparation.; Canadian Government Offers Assistance for Lumber Industry: Most of the assistance comes as loans, loan guarantees or job training assistance for Canadian workers.; Unit Load Course Slated: Virginia Tech will conduct a short course in unit load design and performance Aug. 15-17 on the campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. The title of the course is “How to Reduce Shipping Costs.”; Cyberattack Is Unprecedented: Some experts are concerned that maybe the next target could be the United States. more...
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Tomorrow’s Pallet Industry Today – Review from LIGNA 2017: Part I - Jun 2, 2017 
The North American wooden pallet industry is heading into the golden age of machinery and equipment innovation - and will need it because finding workers continues to be one of the biggest challenges facing companies.; California Fire Leads to Homeless Families and Devastation, Industry Lessons: The fire took place at Hugo’s Pallets Inc. in Sacramento, California on May 25th. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.; Resolute Lawsuits Against Greenpeace Churn Ahead: Greenpeace has conceded in legal filings that its claims against Resolute were nothing more than “hyperbole,” “heated rhetoric,” and “non-verifiable statements of subjective opinion.”; Federal Aid for Oregon Timber Communities Dries Up: The counties previously received hundreds of millions of dollars in timber revenues and are now reluctant to raise taxes, and it’s impacting local governments and institutions. AUCTION !!!!! COMPLETE SCRAGG MILL OPERATION, 3 VIKING NAILERS, 2 BREWER GANG SYSTEMS, MORBARK HORIZONTAL GRINDER & ROLLING STOCK. TARTER GATE WOOD PALLET DIV. SAT. JUNE 17th, 2017 • 10AM EST 11346 US Hwy 127S, Dunnville, Kentucky 42528 more...
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Improving Oil Industry Heats Up Mat Sector, What Does This Mean for Hardwood Demand? - May 26, 2017 
An increase in mat production could have an impact in some areas, but it doesn’t appear the perfect storm that occurred in 2013 is likely to repeat given the widespread availability in many areas where mat demand will be highest.; Forest Products Groups Hail Congressional Action: The legislation recognizes the full benefits of the use of forest biomass for energy, conservation and responsible forest management. more...
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Pallet Storage Remains Hot Issue for Recycling Industry - May 26, 2017 
Now is the time to get up to speed on new fire code changes. Otherwise, you may be required to comply with stricter requirements on outdoor pallet storage.; Get Rid of that Old Piece of Machinery: As a paying Recycle Record subscriber, you are entitled each year to one free classified ad in the Pallet Enterprise magazine.; Biomass More ‘Carbon Friendly’ than Natural Gas Study Shows: This finding was specific to use of residues for power generation, the authors noted. more...
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Fallout Begins from Softwood Lumber Dispute - May 19, 2017 
Price spikes have occurred for softwood lumber in the U.S. as well as Canadian imports. This has led some companies to consider alternatives, such as hardwoods, using more recycled lumber or other options.; Don’t Miss Out on the Pallet and Lumber Machinery Innovation: The Pallet Profile will carry an exclusive detailed report on Chaille Brindley’s upcoming trip to Europe and the Ligna 2017 show, which is one of the largest trade events in the world for forest products machinery.; OSHA Update in Early Trump Administration: One recent change points to the Trump administration’s plan to ease some regulations on employers. more...
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Pallet Storage Remains Hot Issue for Industry: State of the Pallet Industry – Part 5 - May 12, 2017 
Right now, you are going to know more than the code officials because these new pallet storage standards are new. Your familiarity with them will help drive the discussion toward policies that truly reflect the operating conditions at your facility not some old standard approach.; Get Rid of that Old Piece of Machinery: As a paying Pallet Profile subscriber, you are entitled each year to one free classified ad in the Pallet Enterprise magazine. This is an $80 value absolutely free!; Biomass More ‘Carbon Friendly’ than Natural Gas Study Shows: The study came on the heels of a vote by Congress last week to recognize the carbon benefits of biomass fuel in the omnibus spending bill for 2017. more...
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The First 100 Days of the Trump Administration, Industry Impact - May 5, 2017 
President Trump came into office with big promises. His biggest early achievement could have consequences for decades: nomination and confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. Beyond that, what he’s undone may be more important than what he’s done.; Fly-In Gives Pallet Industry Congressional Access: The event held from June 20-21 in Washington, D.C. includes opportunities to meet and share your opinions with members of Congress, hear from leading political experts and network with Washington power brokers. more...
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State of the Pallet Industry Marketing, Rebranding and the Economic & Political Climate Facing the Industry - Apr 27, 2017 
What will happen in the near future? Look for the Trump agenda to trudge along. Remember that change is hard to bring to Washington D.C. The rest of the year should be interesting, but don’t expect major changes to improve the business environment until 2018 at the earliest.; U.S. Government Assesses Preliminary Duties on Canadian Softwood Lumber: The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has ruled in favor of U.S. softwood lumber industry and has determined that Canadian producers are receiving subsidies ranging from 3.02% to 24.12%. more...
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