Kamps Pallets Acquires Custom Pallet
Kamps Pallets has acquired Custom Pallet in Charlotte, North Carolina. Custom Pallet has two locations and 85 employees. Kamps Pallets has operations in 12 major markets with 20 facilities and several on-site operations in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois and North Carolina. The acquisition of Custom Pallet further strengthens Kamps’ position in the southeast.
Kamps Pallets’ customer base includes several national accounts doing business throughout the United States with strong presence in the northeast, southeast, south and west coast. Jamie Gilbert, CEO/owner of Custom Pallet commented that “Kamps Pallets was very desirable because I was comfortable that our employees and customers would be well taken care of. Our dealings with Kamps and their management team have been extremely professional with the utmost integrity, respect and transparency.”
Kamps has strong reciprocal manufacturing and repair relationships with dozens of high quality, service minded pallet companies throughout the United States. Custom Pallets was one of those companies that transitions well into the Kamps Pallets culture.
PalletOne Announces Formation of SunOne Logistics
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,” said Howe Wallace, president and CEO of PalletOne. “The formation of SunOne Logistics will provide us with the opportunity to serve our customers better by expanding our services footprint.”
SunOne Logistics will also deliver PalletOne’s enhanced services, technology and expertise to Dirt Movers, Inc.’s current customer base, Wallace added.
Eleven of PalletOne’s 15 locations are located in the Southeast (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Texas and Virginia). “Through SunOne Logistics we will be able to maximize freight opportunities between our locations—including coordination of back hauls—and leverage our regional scale throughout the South with other recent acquisitions,” Wallace said. Those acquisitions include 2 pressure treated lumber plants in Alabama and one in Florida.
SunOne Logistics will be headquartered in Hazlehurst, and accounting will be handled at PalletOne headquarters in Bartow, Florida.
With more than 40 years of experience in the industry, PalletOne, Inc. (http://www.palletone.com) has the largest pallet inventory and greatest pallet assembly capacity in the United States. The company owns and operates 15 locations involved in the manufacture, recycle and distribution of wood pallets. The combined enterprises of PalletOne handle more than 500 million feet of lumber and employ more than 1,400 people.
In addition to the new SunOne Logistics, PalletOne’s subsidiaries include Industrial Recycling Services Inc., which has three locations involved in the purchase, sale and resale of post-industrial waste, and Sunbelt, one of the largest pressure treaters in the Southeast, with four plants located in Florida and Alabama.
All of its PalletOne’s facilities and subsidiaries utilize lean manufacturing principles that maximize production, reduce waste and deliver continual improvement.