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Benefits of Reconditioned Wooden Pallets

As we’ve said many times on this website and in our blogs, pallets move the world’s economy. The U.S. Forest Service estimates that as many as two billion pallets are in use at any given time. And wooden pallets can be used and re-used many times. Wood is durable, strong and can be reconditioned when [...]

By | April 3rd, 2018|Avoid Injuries, News, Remanufactured Pallets|0 Comments

15 Tips to Avoid Damaged Pallets

We’ve all seen them. Damaged pallets. Some with what looks like minor imperfections. Others where the damage is more obvious. The real cost of a damaged pallet far exceeds the pallet’s appearance. Pallets are designed to carry load – much heavier loads than their low profile suggests. Moving product on a weak or compromised pallet has potential risk – to the valuable product it supports, and, even more costly, to the materials management personnel who work in warehouse and shipping jobs. […]

8 Top Ways to Reduce Pallet Costs

If you’re operating a warehouse or are regularly receiving and/or shipping out product, then you know how important your supply of pallets is. If you start running low on pallets, it could result in downtime, which, in turn, would hurt your bottom line. However, pallet costs can also affect your bottom line. Fortunately, the following are eight ways that you can reduce your pallet costs without risking a low supply. […]

Why 93% Pallets are Made from Wood

When it comes to the material handling industry, the majority of the costs associated with shipping product in and out consists of third-party logistics, containers and pallets. Warehouses, businesses or organizations that make use of pallets generally choose wood over plastic. In fact, it’s estimated that roughly 93 percent of all pallets are wood. While plastic pallets do have their advantages, there is a reason that the majority of pallets being used are made from wood. The following are the five main reasons why most organizations use wood pallets: 1. Wood pallets cost less […]

By | January 30th, 2018|News, Pallet Information|0 Comments

Proper Pallet Design Can Reduce the Total Cost of Goods & Delivery

Custom pallets may cost 10% more, but actually decrease the total cost of goods and delivery Custom Pallet Design to Reduce Total Cost Mark White, president of the packaging research and consulting firm White & Co, recommends considering the role pallets play in the total cost of product and delivery. Often stronger pallets can better protect products they carry, allowing manufacturers to use less expensive materials in their products. […]

By | January 24th, 2018|Custom Pallets, Lower Shipping Costs, News|0 Comments

Mold Prevention for Wooden Pallets

Mold…it’s not a pretty sight anywhere! And it’s an especially vexing problem when it shows up on pallets. It is a common problem due to moisture and it is “coming increasingly under scrutiny as food safety requirements continue to become a priority,” according to Rick LeBlanc in an article on the website The Balance. In [...]

By | December 12th, 2017|Avoid Injuries, Heat Treated Pallets, News|0 Comments

Lower Shipping Costs with Products Designed to Minimize Space

Do you know how Ikea keeps the cost of its furniture and home products so low?  And why they sell sofas as kits -- not fully assembled? Ikea is known for good quality at low prices. One of the factors contributing to that is figuring out how to maximize the transportation of their products, whether [...]

By | December 5th, 2017|Lower Shipping Costs, News|0 Comments

7 Pallet Packing Tips to Avoid Product Damage

Packing pallets to improve stability avoids the frustration of your customers receiving damaged goods as they make their way through the supply chain. Avoid product damage with these seven packing tips will go a long way toward insuring the products arrive in tact. Make sure you start out with good quality wooden pallets, none that [...]

By | November 28th, 2017|Avoid Injuries, News, Pallet Information|0 Comments

Reduce Transportation Costs with Custom Pallet Sizes

Greenway has built their reputation as a reliable source of wood pallets, enabling manufacturers to keep production lines functioning at full capacity. And by making small changes to pallets, Greenway saves money for companies that package and ship product. Greenway uses specialized computer software to assist in custom pallet design to minimize the pallet size, materials and weight, which in turn reduces transportation costs for their customers. […]

By | November 20th, 2017|Custom Pallets, Lower Shipping Costs, News|0 Comments

Key Role of Pallets in the World’s Economy

“Pallets move the world.” This quote from Mark White, professor emeritus at Virginia Tech, sums up the importance of pallets in the world’s economy. Wooden pallets play a critical role in the movement and storage of goods worldwide. Proper design and quality standards ensure that products are protected during transport. Wooden pallets provide both a safe and efficient way to transport products to their destination and to store them once they get there. Pallets move the world’s economy. What’s interesting about pallets is that they’re everywhere and most often unseen. […]

By | November 15th, 2017|News, Pallet Information|0 Comments