The Austin Pallet acquisition marks Millwood’s first Texas location and 34th location nationwide.
Vienna, OH, September 2022 – Millwood, Inc. acquired its first Texas and 34th location nationwide. Millwood Co-owners and Partners Chip Trebilcock and Steve Miller finalized the acquisition on August 8, when they and other operations and HR management traveled to Austin Pallet Company in Pflugerville, TX to meet with management and team members currently transitioning to the Millwood family.
“Austin Pallet is a perfect fit to our culture,” Millwood General Manager Lionel Trebilcock said. “That’s a priority for us when assessing acquisitions.” Millwood’s mission is that all who come in contact with Millwood would clearly see the love of Christ in all we do and it is at the top of the company’s acquisition checklist.
Millwood welcomed nearly 30 new team members to its family of over 1,800 people nationwide. These new family members are eligible for all benefits Millwood offers including 401K, medical and life insurance, and much more.
Prior to the acquisition, Austin Pallet acted as a co-packer for our CORE Erosion Control product group, and it will continue to do that. Millwood can now also provide a new area of the country with custom crates and new and recycled pallets.
Austin Pallet allows Millwood a presence in a rapidly growing part of the country
“This acquisition allows us to expand our physical presence in a rapidly growing part of the country,” Executive Director of Sales Lee Evans III said. “We are very excited about adding James and his team to the Millwood family and look forward to adding our resources to an already excellent operation.”
Austin Pallet opened its doors in 2018 as a family-owned company that serviced the greater Austin area. Updated signage and other corporate branding at 1605 Century Street in Pflugerville, TX will soon help communicate the new name: “Austin Pallet: A Millwood, Inc. Company.”
“My wife and I purchased Austin Pallet with the hopes of one day being able to make this step,” James Scherer, regional operations manager, said. “We’re thrilled to be a part of the Millwood family and look forward to helping Millwood grow in Texas and beyond.”
Since the acquisition, Millwood hired an outside sales manager in the Austin area that works directly with the Austin Pallet location to service current and new customers. Millwood is also recruiting a customer support manager in Texas to work directly with the new outside sales manager and a chaplain dedicated to team members at this most recent location.
Millwood job openings can be found online at www.millwoodinc.com/careers.
Millwood is a leading provider of pallets, unit load technology, custom-engineered material handling solutions, and erosion control products, as well as services for tracking, retrieval, reuse, recycling, and removal of packaging products across the continental United States. The company employs a collaborative custom-engineered approach based on customer-specific needs.
Millwood brings a broad platform of products and engineered solutions and service capabilities with 1,800 employees in over 30 locations across the continental United States.
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Source: Millwood, Inc.