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PalletOne is the largest new pallet manufacturer in the United States. We are committed to providing quality products and customized services that make us the high-value supplier that customers call first when looking for pallet solutions. We offer unparalleled expertise with over 40 years experience in the pallet industry. PalletOne is focused on continually improving its ability to produce pallets at the lowest possible cost and strives to be the best at meeting the customer’s expectations.




PalletOne CEO Interviewed About Lean in Industry Magazine

BARTOW, FL – February 1, 2014 – PalletOne CEO Howe Wallace was one of three pallet industry leaders to be interviewed about lean manufacturing in the January/February 2014 issue of the National Wooden Pallet and Container Association’s PalletCentral magazine. The article discusses the elimination of wasted time, materials, and motion, and Wallace shares how PalletOne has applied lean principles, working as a team to constantly identify and reduce waste. He also discusses the importance of continued training and education in reinforcing lean concepts and maintaining a lean culture. With 2014 underway, Wallace shares the company’s plan to continue learning, promoting lean thinking, and empowering teammates to think and act lean throughout the year. Click here to read the full article, titled “Lean Manufacturing: Cut Time, Materials and Motion.”

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PalletOne Helps Customer Achieve Waste Reduction Goals

BARTOW, FL – January 17, 2014 – By designing a new pallet for use internally, the PalletOne team assisted a customer in eliminating more than 25,000 pounds annually of corrugated waste. The customer, an international, multi-site plastics manufacturing company, was interested in eliminating the cardboard honeycomb dunnage that arrived with their cardboard box packaging, a goal PalletOne helped them successfully meet by designing a custom inverted pallet to replace the dunnage. Benefits to the customer: A 28,000-pound reduction in incoming corrugated waste annually, the equivalent of five truckloads Progress towards achieving waste reduction, recycling and sustainability goals Reduced materials handling and transportation costs Increased warehouse safety Improved relationship with packaging supplier The potential for project replication across locations Made of heavy-duty cardboard, the honeycomb dunnage acted as a pallet for packaging transport and storage. As part of its recycling efforts, the customer bales all paper and cardboard waste for recycling, but the dunnage was too cumbersome to be baled. The reusable wooden pallets designed by PalletOne replace the cardboard dunnage. Inverted with the notches on top, this pallet design allows the customer to easily lift their packaging off of the pallets through the inverted notches without damaging it, and also move […]

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PalletOne Joins Industry Members to Represent Interests at Hearing

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – October 4, 2013 – PalletOne and other industry members joined representatives from the National Wooden Pallet and Container Association (NWPCA) today at an International Code Council (ICC) hearing to voice concerns over proposed new regulations. The industry attendees were successful in getting the proposed changes, which would have negatively affected PalletOne and many other members of the pallet industry, disapproved. Reed Esarove of PalletOne’s national sales team traveled to Atlantic City, New Jersey, to attend the ICC hearing on proposed changes to the International Fire Code (IFC) regarding outdoor pallet storage. “The significant modifications to outdoor storage requirements would have cost pallet manufacturers the use of valuable storage space,” Esarove explained. “Industry members predicted that the proposed changes to outdoor storage policies would decrease their pallet inventories by anywhere from 15% to 60%, with PalletOne being at the upper end of that range.” The proposal required, among other things, a specific amount of distance between the stored pallets and property lines and buildings. It also specified that pallets be stored in groups in a grid pattern with a distance of 24 feet between the groups and an 8-foot-wide corridor between rows. “Members were concerned that the […]

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PalletOne of Maine Receives Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC®) Certification

LIVERMORE FALLS, ME – July 17, 2013 – PalletOne of Maine today became the only sawmill in the state to produce hardwood chips and pallets certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Longtime chip customer Verso Paper Corp. recently awarded the facility a grant to cover the cost of the certification process, which will increase the amount of FSC-certified material available to Verso and ultimately to Verso’s paper customers. Some of the FSC credits the facility generates can also be applied to pallet lumber, meaning that the facility will now be able to sell FSC-certified pallets as well. The FSC is an international non-profit organization promoting responsible management of the world’s forests. PalletOne applied for and received FSC’s Chain-of-Custody (CoC) certification. The CoC system allows for the tracking of FSC-certified material from the forest to the consumer. Verso makes paper for many environmentally conscious, high-end publications that request FSC paper, and as a result has a large demand for FSC CoC-certified wood. The Livermore Falls facility, which provides Verso with the majority of the hardwood chips they buy on the outside market, purchases many logs from FSC-certified timberlands. The amount of FSC CoC-certified material that the mill will be able […]

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PalletOne Adds Industrial Recycling to Services Offered

BARTOW, FL – May 9, 2013 – With a growing number of customers interested in implementing sustainability practices but unsure where to begin, PalletOne is uniquely positioned to educate them on a successful approach. Thomas Bean, who joined PalletOne in October 2012, brings his background in sustainability and industrial recycling to the table to provide a new value-added service to our customers. Bean will be working with customers to develop landfill management and industrial recycling programs. Benefits to the customer include a significant reduction in the cost of landfill fees and possible compensation for their recyclable materials, as well as the opportunity to become better stewards of the environment. “This is a value-added service for PalletOne,” Bean explained. “Now we don’t just recycle pallets, we recycle everything else. We’ll marry pallet services with recycle services and create a model no one within the industry has.” With years of experience in the areas of sustainability and industrial recycling, Bean is no stranger to pallets, the material with which he actually got his start in recycling. While working for a large furniture manufacturer, he was charged with reducing the company’s pallet spend. They eventually implemented a pallet recycling program that eliminated the […]

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PalletOne Facility Featured in February Edition of “Pallet Enterprise”

BUTNER, NC – February 1, 2013 – PalletOne’s Butner, North Carolina, facility is featured in the February issue of the industry publication Pallet Enterprise. The article focuses on PalletOne’s lean journey, detailing the transformation that has taken place at the Butner plant due to the team’s successful implementation of lean practices. It also touches on PalletOne’s mulch certification program, led by teammates at the Butner facility. View the full color version as it appears in the magazine here, or read the text version online here.

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State and Local Representatives Visit PalletOne of Maine

Left to right: Clayton Miller – Plant Manager, PalletOne of Maine; Senator Garrett Paul Mason – Maine Senate District 17; Alison Hagerstrom – Executive Director, Greater Franklin County Development Corporation; Donnie Isaacson – General Manager, PalletOne of Maine; Carlene Tremblay – State Office Representative for United States Senator Susan Collins; and Brian Doyle – Governor’s Account Executive for the Department of Economic and Community Development. LIVERMORE FALLS, ME – October 3, 2012 – Local and state representatives interested in economic development in Maine visited PalletOne’s Livermore Falls facility today. The visitors, who were blown away by its size and scope, found the facility to be a success story for doing business in central Maine, and the PalletOne of Maine team enjoyed the opportunity to build better relationships with state and local officials. “A newspaper article detailing our facility’s use of a new video sales tool caught the eye of Carlene Tremblay, the State Office Representative for United States Senator Susan Collins of Maine,” explained PalletOne of Maine General Manager Donnie Isaacson. “Carlene contacted Alison Hagerstrom, the Executive Director of the Greater Franklin County Development Corporation, to talk about scheduling a visit. They also invited Senator Garrett Paul Mason of Maine […]

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PalletOne Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

BARTOW, FL – October 19, 2011 – Today marks PalletOne’s tenth anniversary. On this date in 2001, 12 pallet manufacturing facilities came together to form PalletOne, which became the largest new pallet manufacturing company in the United States. In its 10-year history PalletOne has endured through the historic events of 9-11 and the worst recession since the Great Depression, yet the company continues to grow, improve and become stronger. The company has grown from 12 pallet facilities to 17, and now also includes Sunbelt Forest Products, a pressure treating lumber and fence operation. In ten years, PalletOne has taken the roots of many different companies and shaped them to become an effective corporate culture. The company celebrates a diversity of experience and talent among its teammates across the country making it unique in its industry. CEO Howe Wallace says he’s proud of the culture created, the strength PalletOne has developed and what the company has become. “I am proud of who we are and what we stand for in the marketplace,” said Wallace. “We set the standard in our industry in the markets we serve.” When PalletOne first started out, the nation was dealing with the fallout from the events […]

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There is No Such Thing As “Wood Waste”

North Carolina to ban wood pallets in landfills on October 1, PalletOne offers solutions for proper disposal BUTNER, NC – September 23, 2009 – Tony Fogleman hates to see anything wasted, especially wood. “There’s no such thing as wood waste. I’ve built a business on that,” says Fogleman, regarded as one of North Carolina’s wood recycling pioneers. Fogleman has been recycling, reengineering and reusing wood pallets since the mid 1980s, so he’s not a bit surprised that North Carolina will ban wood pallets from landfills beginning October 1. “The way I see it, putting wood pallets in a landfill is like throwing away money,” says Fogleman, now a senior manager at PalletOne, a leading pallet manufacturer that bought out Fogleman’s recycling business and spread his ideas to the company’s 15 other locations in the Eastern United States. Many local manufacturers see pallet recycling the same way. “Over the past five years, PalletOne has delivered recycling solutions to the state’s largest distributors and manufacturers ranging in savings from 5 to 15% of their annual spend,” says Matt Sheffield, Regional Manager for PalletOne.“Recycling programs that deliver savings for large companies in our market have become fairly common. We’re quite good at it, […]

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PalletOne’s Florida Facility Receives OSHA’s SHARP Certification

Members of the PalletOne of Bartow team pictured with Mylene Kellerman and Pat Stark of the USF SHARP Program. BARTOW, FL – April 24, 2009 – PalletOne’s Bartow, Florida, location today became the company’s first facility to achieve certification through OSHA’s Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program, known as SHARP. The Bartow facility is now one of less than 60 businesses in Florida that are currently SHARP-certified. This certification recognizes PalletOne of Bartow as an employer that operates an exemplary safety and health management program, and as a reward exempts the facility from OSHA inspections during the time their certification is valid. While the SHARP certification is of distinction, Bartow Plant Manager Wibke Duvall says that the process they went through to achieve it is what’s really important to their team, and that the final stamp of approval is an added bonus. “We are all extremely proud of becoming SHARP certified, but the safety culture we’ve built as a result of the certification process is what we’re most proud of,” Duvall said. Taking a proactive approach to safety, the Bartow team invited USF SafetyFlorida Safety and Health Consultant Patrick Stark to the plant to perform an OSHA-recognized voluntary safety inspection […]

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