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Another Look at Nail Prices - Oct 13, 2017 
Our projection of higher nail prices earlier in the year did not develop at the time to the extent that our nail industry contacts had expected. But recent rod price movements suggest that higher nail prices are coming.; Pallet Survey Data Collection, Impact Your Industry Through Information: Understanding the current status of the industry is essential to developing a strategy to increase competitiveness of the wood pallet industry. And your input is critical for our success.; NEWS IN BRIEF: USG named the Pallet Alliance its Diversity and Inclusion Supplier of the Year for 2017. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said that wildland firefighting costs for the fiscal year have passed $2 billion. more...
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Customs Enhances ISPM-15 Enforcement - Oct 6, 2017 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently announced that it would begin imposing fines on non-compliant shipments even possibly for first-time offenders.; Pallet Profile Develops Special Report on Hardwood Situation: This white paper will be e-mailed to subscribers soon and posted on the Pallet Profile subscriber website.; Quarterly Graphs: These graphs illustrate the average lumber prices published within each region over the past year. more...
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Lumber Crunch – What Is Happening in the Softwood and Hardwood Cant Worlds East of the Rockies? - Oct 6, 2017 
This white paper is designed to assist pallet suppliers east of the Rockies in explaining to their customers current constraints, market pressures and issues as hardwood availability has been stressed this fall. more...
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Impact of Hurricanes on Market and Major Pallet Industry Issues - Sep 28, 2017 
Before the storms a severe labor crunch has already been among the top challenges facing most pallet companies. And this could get worse as construction jobs tend to pay better than many positions in the pallet industry.; Storm Recoveries to Impact Trucking: The trucking industry’s capacity is going to be challenged, particularly for the flatbed segment, and rates on the spot market and contract market are expected to go up. more...
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White Paper About Pallet Lumber Future - Sep 28, 2017 
This White Paper will explain the conditions that seem to be developing on the lumber market horizon. I am asking for any reader to write us with information that can help us better explain this developing hardwood shortage.; Edwards Wood Products to Develop New Sawmill: This would be a new facility and not an addition to an existing plant. It is expected to create 46 new jobs for the community of Scotland county, North Carolina.; iGPS Logistics Offers New Sanitary Pallet Service: This new service is designed to deliver direct food contact level safety for its pallet customers. iGPS developed this process to improve the safety of food logistics and food-related packaging.; Managed Forests Prevent Fire: California forests need professional management, he added. Small, unhealthy trees must be thinned out in order to leave larger, stronger ones that can thrive and better withstand fire, insects and disease. more...
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CHEP Announces Half Pallet Success Story, Provides Lesson to White-wood Industry - Sep 21, 2017 
CHEP collaborated with Jel Sert, a well-known maker of fun food like freezer bars, desserts and beverages, to evaluate how its pooled 40x24-inch half pallets would work for product transport and retail display.; Storms Impact Lumber Talks: One of the biggest factors is the spate of hurricanes and the ensuing damage inflicted which will spur rebuilding and drive demand for softwood lumber.; AUCTION: WNC PALLET CO. SAT. SEPT. 30th, 2017 • 10AM EST more...
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Impact of Hurricanes on Major Pallet Industry Issues - Sep 14, 2017 
The Pallet Profile has talked with pallet companies in the affected region, and none reported major issues that would keep operations from running.; Storm Recoveries to Impact Trucking: Trucking freight dynamics may shift dramatically with the recovery, clean-up and rebuilding efforts in response to hurricanes Harvey and Irma.; Fires Impact Western United States: Record fire seasons over the last ten years highlight the need for improved forest management to mitigate worsening forest health conditions.; Forest Absorption to Balance CO2 Emissions in Europe: The baseline for each country will be determined by an estimate of average emissions and absorption of a country’s managed forests.; News In Brief: The intense wildfires plaguing much of the West have rekindled controversy over federal logging restrictions. Maine’s forest products industry has been hit hard in the past decade. The Southern Forest Products Association has announced plans for its 35th Forest Products Machinery & Equipment Exposition. more...
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Annual Pallet Survey Identifies Key Customer Trends - Sep 8, 2017 
According to an article by Bridget McCrea of MMH, the key purchase criteria remains fairly consistent through the years. She wrote, "the pallet itself hasn’t undergone much transformation over the last few years.”; Ongweoweh Sends Aide to Houston Recovery Effort: The company is working with Allied Logistics, to donate one truck load of pallets to WSBTV in Atlanta for the transportation of goods and water to Houston. more...
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Brambles Reviews Fiscal Year Financials, Future Plans - Aug 31, 2017 
The North American part of its pallet business has recorded profit losses and slow sales growth. A number of market factors have contributed to the worsening conditions.; Commerce Delays Final Determination in the AD and CVD Investigation: The DOC has postponed the deadline to issue the final determinations, which will be announced no later than November 14, 2017.; Researcher Secures Funding for New Wood Packaging Treatment Method: A professor of entomology developed a patent-pending, wood-treatment chamber that heats wood in a unique configuration using radio frequency waves, making the process energy-efficient.; more...
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Brambles Discusses Future Plans, Provides Insight on CHEP Recycled Sale - Aug 29, 2017 
Graham Chipchase, the CEO of Brambles, made it clear that the purpose is to get rid of non-core segments so that the company can focus on higher margin businesses.; NWPCA Offers Fall Plant Tours: They will take place November 8-9, 2017 in Houston. The tour schedule includes Pasadena Skid & Pallet, Unipal International Ltd, Katoen Natie and Wooden Pallets Ltd.; Training to Improve Your Maintenance Programs: A short course is called, “Statistical Analysis to Improve Manufacturing Maintenance Programs” will be held November 14-15, 2017 at the Brooks Forest Products Center in Blacksburg, Virginia.; Safety Tips for Burning Wood Pallets: Concern over fire risk has led some companies to stop burning pallets instead of dismantling or grinding them. more...
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