Understanding the GMA and recycled pallet grades

Tyson Steffens explains the basics of the GMA 48x40-inch recycled pallet Few things are more confusing to the novice than the recycled pallet market. There are a number of choices when it comes to the sort parameters of a GMA and virtually limitless options when it comes to remanufactured and combo pallets. On top of that, the nomenclature can … [Read more...]

Remanufactured Pallets Present Green, Low Cost Path to Custom Pallets

Tyson Steffens explains the opportunities for remanufactured custom pallets. There are few things more confusing to the novice than the recycled pallet market.  In an earlier article, I looked at the GMA pallet and the fundamental features of it that are important to pallet buyers to understand.  In this post, I will explore the nearly … [Read more...]

Exploring the Cost Drivers of Industrial Hardwoods – What’s Different Now?

Tyson Steffens looks at the dynamics of the industrial hardwood market, which have resulted in continued pressure on the pricing of wood pallets and other wood products. In the last 15 years, the cost of industrial hardwoods has become increasingly more expensive and volatile.  For almost a decade prior to 2003, hardwood cant pricing, the main … [Read more...]

The Super Power of Corporate Pallet Program Management

Reasons why a national pallet procurement and management program can be beneficial versus each facility making pallet decisions in a vacuum.   Whether a purchaser is really interested or really skeptical of national pallet programs versus their local pallet provider, they often find their way to the same questions: How can your … [Read more...]

The Eternal Question: Hardwood or Softwood Pallets?

Should your wood pallets be made of hardwood or softwood? Since the beginning of time, there have been a handful of primal questions that emerge from the core of our souls.  Questions that, if we could only positively answer them, would elevate our existence.  You probably thought about them the last time you shared a sunset, watched the waves … [Read more...]

Wood Pallets: Are You Getting What You Paid For?

There are undoubtedly hundreds of purchasers that get the pallet spend tossed in their lap but never receive the resources and support needed to manage it in a professional, informed manner. Often a proper specification doesn’t exist, making it impossible to communicate what is necessary from the vendors. Additionally, purchasers seldom possess the … [Read more...]