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HT Pallets: 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 […]

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What’s the Best Solution for Pallet Mold? (Part 2)

Mold may not look nice, but in reality it doesn’t have an impact on most goods shipped by pallet; the product packaging shields them from direct contact with the fungus. But we’re finding that more of our customers today need or prefer pallets that have been treated to boost their mold-resistance. We want to be sure we’re using the best treatments, so PalletOne’s corporate team in Bartow recently conducted a test of four different mold-inhibiting […]

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Mold, Mold Go Away (Part 1)

Spring is the seasons for showers and flowers, but if you’re in the pallet business it’s also the time of year that you’re thinking hard about mold. At PalletOne, we’ve been experimenting to try and develop better ways to keep your pallets free of mold for as long as possible. Mold needs three things to grow: oxygen, a food source and moisture. Remove one of those from the mix and mold won’t grow. We’re not […]

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Five Tips for Starting a Plant Recycling Program

Thomas Bean is our sustainability guru here at PalletOne. He is knowledgeable and passionate about recycling–he’s spent more than 10 years setting up recycling and reuse programs at all different types of manufacturing plants. He now shares his expertise on green practices with our plants and with our customers, helping them develop their own programs. Here are Thomas’ tips for setting up a recycling program in your plant. Get a real commitment from senior management. […]

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Sustainable Production Yields Best Results

At PalletOne we don’t just talk about sustainable practices–we incorporate them into every aspect of our operations. Our plant in Livermore Falls, Maine, is a great example of how one company can make a significant difference in optimizing the use of raw materials and minimizing its environmental impact. Responsible Lumber Harvesting The logs we use come from over 7.5 million acres of forest land that surround the Livermore Falls location. We practice responsible purchasing: over […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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