Pallet companies continue to shoulder the load as COVID-19 crisis spreads

This story appeared in the March 2020 issue of Western Pallet Magazine. With Washington, Oregon and California following federal guidelines regarding the critical status of pallet provision, West coast pallet companies are reporting volumes ranging from business as normal to very high, based on conversations with WPA-members from March 24 to … [Read more...]

EPAL essential for the Europe-wide availability of goods and essential services

COVID-19 related updates The production and repair of EPAL pallets and Box pallets is essential for the Europe-wide availability of goods and essential services Düsseldorf, 30th March 2020 – The European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL) endorses the statements made by the European Federation of Wooden Pallet & Packaging Manufacturers (FEFPEB), … [Read more...]

Pallet Manufacturing is an “Essential Service” and “Critical Infrastructure” for Supply Chain Continuity and COVID-19 Recovery Efforts

Statement by the Global Wood Packaging Forum (GWPF) in response to the COVID-19 outbreak: As our global leaders across the world put in place emergency measures to protect the world’s population from the spread of COVID-19, we respectfully urge that policies being developed and implemented safeguard the ability of essential businesses to … [Read more...]

Important notice: how CHEP is preparing for COVID-19

On March 19, CHEP issued a precautionary measures statement in light of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak CHEP is closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19/coronavirus health situation, and we would like to keep you informed about the measures we are taking as a business. Our focus is to ensure our people are safe and our products and … [Read more...]

New coronavirus stable for hours on surfaces

March 17, 2020 What The virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces, according to a new study from National Institutes of Health, CDC, UCLA and Princeton University scientists in The New England Journal of Medicine. The scientists found that severe acute respiratory … [Read more...]

Pallet Wood Waste Now Allowed for Wood Pellet Fuel in the United States

On March 11, 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Administrator, Andrew Wheeler, signed into regulation language that opens the path for wood pallet residuals to be sold as wood pellet fuel. This announcement will be welcome news for the many wood pallet recyclers who are challenged to find markets for the fiber they generate from wood … [Read more...]

Recommendations for preventing pest contamination of pallets and containers 

Did you know that ISPM 15 compliant wood pallets, as well as exempt pallets made from other materials, may still be at risk of contamination by invasive species known as “hitchhikers?” These basic steps can help. The movement of any commodity or conveyance bears some risk of transporting invasive species through either infestation or … [Read more...]

Vecoplan Midwest Expands Team for Wood & Biomass

NEW ALBANY, IN – Vecoplan Midwest, LLC, a subsidiary of Vecoplan LLC, has augmented its sales team to increase its focus on wood and biomass markets. In addition, it welcomes a new engineer for projects and product development. “As a leader in shredding and pelletizing equipment, it is logical for us to add salespeople in areas where we can … [Read more...]

Brambles takes the top spot as the most sustainable company globally

Dow Jones’ Barron’s magazine ranks the supply-chain logistics company as world-wide leader Sydney, Australia – 10 March 2020 – Brambles, the leading supply-chain logistics company operating in more than 60 countries primarily through the CHEP brand, has received the highest score in the Dow Jones Barron’s sustainability ranking, rated as … [Read more...]

Pallet Alliance Expands IoT-Enabled Wooden Pallet Tracking Capability to Include LoRa® for Lower Cost, Longer Range Data Transmission with Low Power Consumption for Indoor / Outdoor Environments

Collaboration involves Semtech’s leading LoRa devices and IoT integration services from Viaanix to extend Pallet Alliance’s wooden pallet tracking platform CARRBORO, N.C. – March 10, 2020 – Pallet Alliance, a leading innovator in comprehensive pallet management programs for multi-site manufacturing companies, has added the efficient, … [Read more...]