Shiloh Produce Inc., a leading packer/shipper of onions, has extended its contract for shipping platform services with CHEP, an industry leader in pallet and container pooling solutions. Shiloh Produce uses CHEP pallets to transport its yellow, red and white onions from processing facilities in to supermarkets, wholesale clubs and distributors across North America.
Before deploying the CHEP pallet pooling program in 1999, Shiloh Produce predominantly used one-way and exchange pallets that reduced productivity and increased product damage. The onion company also wanted to improve customer service by providing consistently high quality pallets to retailers.
Stormy Adams, President of Shiloh Produce, said; “By using the CHEP program, Shiloh Produce continues to see significant improvements in operating efficiencies, from our packing operation to our customers’ facilities throughout North America. It is also important that CHEP helps us meet our sustainability goals.”
Based on third-party life-cycle inventory analysis findings, through its use of the CHEP pooling system as compared to one-way pallets, each year Shiloh Produce is reducing solid waste generation by more than 11,200 pounds, decreasing greenhouse gas emissions by about 8,500 pounds and saving more than 240 BTUs of energy.*
CHEP USA Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer Brian Malloy said: “We appreciate the opportunity to work with Shiloh Produce by providing high quality pallets that help drive productivity and sustainability improvements at the company. CHEP is committed to ensuring that value is delivered to all of our partners everyday, 365 days a year.”
*Savings based on Life-Cycle Inventory Analysis of CHEP USA pallet pooling program conducted by Franklin Associates. The calculation is based on Franklin Associates, “Solid Waste Analysis And Life Cycle Inventory Of Pallet Systems,” 2009 Update.
Shiloh Produce Inc. was established in 1989. The company was formed when owner Stormy Adams realized his passion was selling and dealing with customers. Stormy grew up on Adams Farms, which still grows onions and other crops today. Stormy’s brother Scott Adams is very involved with the farming and owns Adam’s Produce Inc. the packing facility where the onions are sized and packed.