The need for speed has never been greater along the cold chain, as last-mile demands dictated by the continued rise of e-commerce has added to an already breakneck pace spurred by record sales and increased traffic for cold foods over the past 18 months. Somewhere amid the rush to build new distribution hubs and cold storage spaces is the ubiquitous and often overlooked pallet. Without it, few of the products expedited to market would reach their destinations on time.
The EZ-FLO Continuous Heat Treat System works via a continuously-flowing conveyor and can hold from seven to 14 stacks of 48’’x40’’ pallets at a time. Pallets inside the chamber are brought to ISPM-15 standard temperatures to eliminate pests. Pallet stacks automatically enter and exit the chamber during the treatment process.
Pallet USA manufactures pallets and crates, distributes industrial lumber and sheet stock and provides services such as heat treating, pallet removal and recycling, custom product design, delivery and managed inventory programs.
September 17, 2019
Universal Forest Products, Inc. (UFPI), Grand Rapids, Mich., acquired Pallet USA, LLC, Hartford, Wis., to expand UFPI’s industrial product capacity and services in the Midwest.
CHEP looks to expand the initiative to multi-company coalitions and open innovation events in which supply chain experts can discuss sustainability topics ranging from reverse logistics to shared transportation solutions to data-driven approaches.
June 14, 2019
CHEP, an Atlanta-based Brambles company, announced a new initiative called Zero Waste World, which brings together leading retailers and manufacturers to create smarter and more sustainable supply chains.
CHEP, Livonia, Mich., introduced 40x24-inch pooled (shared and re-used), carbon-neutral half pallets, making them what is said to be the first and only CarbonNeutral-certified pooled platform in North America.
Since the recycling of wooden waste began, more than 2,000 tons of plant racks have been transported to recycling facilities.
April 12, 2018
Working closely with operation managers at Walmart's 400 Canadian stores, CHEP, Livonia, Mich., developed a reverse logistics and waste diversion solution to quickly and efficiently move all the excess racks to a recycling facility.