Pal-King, the latest acquisition by Kamps, strengthens the national pallet company’s capabilities in Northern Florida.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI, February 3, 2023 – Kamps, Inc., one of the nation’s leading pallet companies, has announced the acquisition of Pal-King, Inc. , a multi-site pallet company based in Jacksonville, Florida. Pal-King specializes in full-scale pallet recycling services, including pallet repair and remanufactured pallet solutions. Pal-King serves customers across Northern Florida from two strategically located facilities in Jacksonville and White Springs. The acquisition expands Kamps’ footprint and capacity in Northern Florida and builds upon Kamps’ core mission of providing customer-centric pallet solutions on a national scale.
Pal-King was established in 1977 by Bob and Shirley Quasnick in Jacksonville, Florida. Now under second-generation Quasnick family leadership, Pal-King Pallet has grown to become a pallet recycler recognized for the service and value it drives to its customers. Pal-King has 26 employees and over 90 trailers across two locations.
To better service Jacksonville customers from a single location, Kamps will be rolling operations from the Pal-King Jacksonville location into the recently acquired Pallet Express facility within the next 90 days. The Pal-King White Springs facility will continue operations with no foreseeable changes. All employees will be staying on board.
“We are excited to welcome Pal-King to the Kamps family. This addition not only expands Kamps’ physical footprint in Northern Florida but also bolsters our pallet recycling capabilities,” said Mitchell Kamps, President of Kamps, Inc. “The Quasnick family has worked diligently to nurture a culture that puts customer service first. We look forward to strengthening that culture together and providing the best customer experience in the region.”
“We are excited to merge with the Kamps team,” said Dan Quasnick, co-owner of Pal-King, Inc. “Pal-King has been a family-owned company since 1977 and our family is grateful for the opportunity Bob and Shirley Quasnick have provided us with. We are excited to join a team that also has family-owned roots, while also being able to provide our employees and customers with expanded opportunities on a national level.”
The addition of Pal-King grows Kamps’ asset-based locations to 61 facilities, supported by over 8,000 trailers and over 4,000 employees. The acquisition will provide customers from both organizations in the region with a superior experience, as a result of strengthened capabilities and expanded footprint. It also reinforces Kamps’ willingness to invest in strategic growth to meet evolving customer needs. Recent market conditions prove that Kamps’ combination of vast resources, comprehensive capabilities, and local presence is key to successfully supporting supply chains and delivering superior customer experiences.
About Kamps, Inc.
Kamps, Inc. is a full-service national pallet company delivering innovative pallet services to customers since 1973. Kamps specializes in supplying high quality wooden pallets, comprehensive pallet recycling services, and total pallet management services to diverse supply chains across the nation. With over 400 locations in its pallet network, and 61 asset-based locations, Kamps is the national leader in customer-centric supply chain services. Learn more at www.kampspallets.com.
About Pal-King, Inc.
Pal-King, Inc. is a regional pallet recycler and manufacturer servicing organizations across Northern Florida. Pal-king specializes in environmentally friendly solutions, such as reconditioned and remanufactured pallets. The organization is based out of Jacksonville, Florida, and has a second facility in White Springs, Florida.