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PalletOne of Maine Receives Industry Innovation Award

Livermore Falls, ME  – October 20, 2017 – PalletOne of Maine recently earned top honors from The Maine Wood Products Association for their contributions to innovation in the local forest-based economy. The annual “Pine Tree Award” was presented to managers of the Livermore Falls, ME facility, whose recent sawmill expansion project has significantly increased their productivity and efficiency.

The Livermore Falls mill is specifically designed to turn low grade hardwood logs into high grade pallet stock and is now consistently in the top 20 hardwood producing mills in the United States.

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PalletOne Completes Purchase of North East Texas Pallet

Clarksville, TX – October 3, 2017 – PalletOne, Inc. (“PalletOne”), America’s largest new pallet manufacturer, announces the purchase of North East Texas Pallet, a pallet manufacturer located in Clarksville, Texas.

“I am happy to join the PalletOne team. The Company’s national presence provides many growth opportunities for the Clarksville operation,” said Lance Downs, the former owner.

PalletOne Chief Executive Officer Howe Wallace said, “We are excited to expand our market share in Texas.

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PalletOne Announces Formation of SunOne Logistics

Purchase of Tractor-Trailer Fleet Will Expand and Enhance Service To Customers

BARTOW, Fla., July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — PalletOne, America’s largest new pallet manufacturer, has announced the formation of a new transportation subsidiary, SunOne Logistics, in conjunction with the acquisition of a trucking company in Hazlehurst, Georgia.

“With the purchase of Dirt Movers, Inc. and additional assets, PalletOne has gained a fleet of more than 50 tractor trailers that operate throughout the South and that specialize in the shipment of lumber and other wood-related products,”

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SUNBELT FOREST PRODUCTS ADDS PRESSURE TREATED WOOD FACILITY

Acquisition of plant will allow market expansion and continued growth

BARTOW, FL, June 15, 2016 –Sunbelt Forest Products of Bartow, Florida has announced the purchase of a pressure treated wood facility in Athens, AL from Georgia-Pacific (GP).

Sunbelt is one of the largest pressure treaters in the Southeast, with plants in Bartow, Florida, Rockledge, Florida, and Louisville, Alabama. The acquisition will increase the company’s manufacturing capabilities to over 600 million board feet of pressure treated wood a year.

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Export Pallets to China: Mosquito Fumigation for Zika Virus Compliance

In response to the growing spread of the ZIKA virus, China and South Korea have developed preventative measures and issued updated ZIKA Virus Prevention and Quarantine Guidelines. Both countries are requiring certification for container shipments coming from affected regions validating effective measures were met to eliminate mosquitoes. As a result of these new regulations, pallet customers have been inquiring whether export shipments on wood pallets from the U.S. require fumigation treatment for mosquitos to protect against the ZIKA Virus.

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Howe Q. Wallace Named To NWPCA Board Of Directors

Bartow, FL, March 4, 2016  — The National Wooden Pallet and Container Association today announced that Howe Q. Wallace has been elected to the Association’s board of directors.  He will begin serving immediately for a full three-year term.

Mr. Wallace is currently Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of PalletOne, Inc., positions he has held since the company’s formation in 2001.  The company is the nation’s largest producer of new wooden shipping pallets,

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Sunbelt Forest Products Adds Pressure Treated Wood Facilities

BARTOW, FL, November 5, 2015 –Sunbelt Forest Products of Bartow, Florida, a wholly owned subsidiary of PalletOne, Inc., has announced the purchase of two pressure treated wood facilities from Southeast Wood Treating of Montgomery, Alabama.

Sunbelt is already one of the largest pressure treaters in the Southeast, and its pressure treated wood plant in Bartow, Florida, is currently operating close to capacity. The two additional plants, located in Rockledge, Florida, and Louisville, Alabama,

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No Date Yet for New U.S./Canada Wood Pallet Rules

No Date Yet for New U.S./Canada Wood Pallet Rules

Our customers who ship to Canada have asked us when the agreement allowing non-heat-treated pallets for shipments between the U.S. and Canada will end. The short answer is we don’t know yet.

Here’s the story. For many years, the U.S. and Canada have allowed companies to make shipments between their countries using wooden pallets that weren’t heat treated. That applied as long as the wood used for the pallets came from the U.S.

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Reheat and Re-Stamp: Rules for Recycled Export Pallets

Reheat and Re-Stamp: Rules for Recycled Export Pallets

Our customers who export products often ask if they can reuse a repaired pallet without going through the whole heat treatment (HT) and certification stamping process again. For exporters in the U.S., the answer at present is no.

At PalletOne, we follow the HT and stamping standards for export pallets as outlined in ISPM-15. (In case you’re wondering, that stands for the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures Guidelines for Regulating Wood Packaging Material in International Trade.) In the U.S.,

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