EPD for Wood Pallets: Ahead of the Pack 

Securities and Exchange Commission Proposes Rules for Reporting of Value Chain Greenhouse Gas Emissions Now more than ever, conscientious supply chain decision-makers are interested in determining their carbon footprint and reducing it. After all, supply chains can be a big part of the global warming problem. For example, McKinsey has estimated that supply chain operations account for 80% of emissions associated with consumer packaged goods. Aside from Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives, the need […]

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Wooden Pallets Are Sustainable And EPD Certified As Eco-Friendly

  Wooden pallets are sustainable and eco-friendly. Wooden pallets in the US now have a certified Environmental Product Declaration, a report that provides transparency into the ways in which a product, throughout its lifecycle, affects the environment. Certified EPDs have been reviewed by a third party to verify that the information is accurate. In this guide, we’ll discuss EPD certification and what it means for pallet providers and customers.  Environmental Product Declaration for wooden pallets […]

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What is pallet management?

What Is Pallet Management? Pallet management controls business’ pallet inventory, offering services designed to increase efficiency, enhance safety, secure supplies and promote environmentally-friendly shipping and recycling initiatives. Pallet management services go above and beyond supplying high-quality wooden pallets. Statistics suggest that there are over 1.8 billion wood pallets in circulation in the US. Pallets provide a safe, effective, eco-friendly means of transporting and distributing goods, providing a solution for clients across several industries. If your business […]

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The Advantages of Repairing Wood Pallets

Repairing or recycling your used or broken wood pallets is the answer to saving money and going green. Did you know that when wood pallets get damaged, they can be repaired and used again? If they are no longer useful, they can be recycled. The longer wood pallets stay in use, the better it is for the environment. Why Repair Wood Pallets? What exactly are the benefits of repairing wood pallets? The few advantages discussed […]

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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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UFP Industries announces agreement to acquire PalletOne

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — UFP Industries (Nasdaq: UFPI) today announced that its board of directors approved an agreement for UFP Industrial, LLC, to purchase 100 percent of the equity of PalletOne, Inc. for approximately $232 million. This price assumes a cash-free, debt-free balance sheet. UFP also agreed to pay $18 million for PalletOne’s recent capital expenditures. The transaction is subject to a net working capital adjustment and is expected to […]

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Lumber Alert: Raw Material Costs Rise as Lumber Supply Tightens

Over recent weeks, conditions affecting the supply of pine lumber for the manufacture of pallets have deteriorated in in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic markets. The situation is the result of two factors: mill innovations and an increase in the demand for pine lumber. The pine sawmill industry is being transformed with improvement projects focused on optimizing yield. In short, mills are being equipped with computer scanning ability and drying capability which improves the amount of higher […]

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Why Wood is the Most Sustainable and Durable Material for Pallets

In this era of global warming and exhausting natural resources, the chief concern in any industry is sustainability when it comes to building and construction materials. The construction of packing and shipping containers should be sustainable. Shipping pallets actually make the world go round. Agricultural products and the goods that travel by rail, wing, or wheel are moved on pallets. Although pallets can be constructed from various other materials, wood remains the best choice by […]

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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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