Chicago Mayor Emmanuel on hand for Official Grand Opening of Chicago Depot
PECO Pallet, Inc. has launched its new flagship pallet depot with a splash in Chicago, Illinois. Attending the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony was Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, along with PEOC senior executives, and representatives from PECO’s customers, carriers and distributors.
The new depot can process as many as 500,000 red PECO pallets monthly, and with storage capacity for up to 250,000 units. The depot will provide services including receiving, inspecting, sorting, cleaning, repairing, painting and storing PECO’s distinctive high quality pallets. The new depot has been designed with an emphasis on workstation layout and state-of-the-art equipment in order to minimize operator steps and maximize pallet quality.
“We are proud to celebrate the grand opening of our Chicago depot, which marks a milestone in our company’s growth and partnership with the community of Chicago. At this state-of-the-art facility, we can utilize our team’s extensive experience to develop best-in-class processes—and then implement those processes across PECO’s entire North American depot network.” stated David Lee, President and Chief Executive Officer of PECO Pallet.
In excess of 50 consumer goods manufacturers are currently serviced from the Chicago location, including Kraft Foods, Georgia-Pacific, Abbott Nutrition, and Clearwater Paper. These and other companies across North America utilize PECO’s sturdy wood block pallets to ship their products to grocery and warehouse retailers in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Once emptied, pallets are retrieved and returned to PECO depots, where they are inspected, cleaned, and repaired as needed before being reissued.
PECO Pallet is headquartered in Irvington, New York and maintains over 580 service centers and manufacturing plants throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. For more information, visit www.pecopallet.com.