CORE division plans to add additional co-packers in 2024.
Vienna, OH, September 2023 – Millwood, Inc.’s CORE Erosion Control Services division has added a co-packing location in Bridgeville, DE., according to a company announcement.
“We’re excited about partnering with the team at Pallet Masters to supply CORE filter socks to this area of the country,” said Chris Verbosky, CORE regional operations manager. “The opportunity to bring them on is a true testament to teamwork within Millwood.”
As a current and valued pallet supply partner for Millwood, Pallet Masters’ Bridgeville location fits the mold to act as a co-packing location for Millwood’s CORE filter socks in this region of the country, said CORE Sales Director Chris Sztenderowicz.
“Not only was their operation designed to manufacture the filter sock, Pallet Masters is already a trusted supply partner for Millwood and their core values and quality of standardization align with Millwood,” Sztenderowicz said.
The agreement reached allows both parties to work together to ensure success.
Millwood supplies the equipment and filter sock mesh needed to manufacture the filter sock. Pallet Masters supplies the labor and recycled wood chips from unusable pallets to manufacture and ship the CORE filter sock from their operation to various CORE customers in this region of the U.S.
The wood chips used in these CORE filter socks went through various testing to ensure they met all regulations. A Millwood team also traveled to Bridgeville to train the Pallet Masters team on the machinery and packing methods.
“We made sure that their particle-size distribution met the criteria of the compost filter sock,” Sztenderowicz said. “After [Pallet Masters] installed new wooden screens into their grinder, we were able to get the medium at usable levels for the filter sock.”
Customers and prospects in this region of the U.S. will now be able to take advantage of lower shipping costs with the addition of this co-packing location.
“We have customers in this region of the country and nationwide, so we’re trying to keep adding more co-packing locations across the country to better service them,” Verbosky said. “One of our biggest pinch points is transportation, so developing relationships with co-packing locations across the country is vital to the success of our area of the business.”
As this area of Millwood’s business continues to grow, so will the number of co-packers. Contracts with additional co-packing locations are already moving forward, Verbosky said.
“With the resources that CORE can tap into from Millwood, we are able to stay ahead of some of our competitors and give assistance to our customers,” Verbosky said. “Our goal is to eventually be able to services customers across the continental U.S.”
Source: Millwood, Inc.
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