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.Continue Reading →
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.
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,Continue Reading →
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,Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →
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.,Continue Reading →
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 fungicides –Borate,Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →
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 90 percent of the timber we buy comes from land certified as sustainably managed by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®),Continue Reading →
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.Continue Reading →