Bimonthly trade magazine features news and information for the solid wood packaging industry, with topics covered in the publication including industry leaders' business insights and experiences, wood supply markets and trends, economic updates on factors and trends that impact the business, safety regulations and case studies, and government activity updates. Digital edition is available free online.
Monthly trade journal provides news and information for the wood pallet industry, with topics covered in various issues of this publication including material handling trends, sawmills and lumber markets, product assembly and recycling, specialty products and containers, transportation and logistics, new products, supplier highlights, and trade shows and events. Digital editions can be viewed free online.
Online news source provides news and information for the reusable packaging industry, with special features including the "Pallet Information" section which provides a selection of informational articles categorized by content section (e.g., general information, history of pallet usage, pallet management and pooling, handling and recycling pallets, and exporting pallets). Articles can be viewed free online.
Annual survey of readers employed at locations that use pallets examines current usage trends, with topics covered by the survey including important factors in determining types of pallets to use, usage of new and used wood pallets, usage of plastic and metal pallets, usage of rental services for pallets, recent changes to usage patterns for pallets, and usage outside the U.S. for international shipments.
Freedonia research report provides an in-depth analysis of U.S. demand for pallets, with information provided including historical demand and forecasts by material type (e.g., lumber, engineered wood, plastic, metal, and corrugated paper), market (e.g., chemicals, food and beverage, machinery, metal products, electronic products, transportation equipment, warehousing, and construction), and region.
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.
Financial benchmarking section of these reports provides an analysis of industry profit and expenses as a percentage of annual revenues for companies that manufacture wood pallets, boxes, skids, and containers and sell, rent, or lease these products to downstream industries which use these products to store, handle, and transport consumer and industrial goods. Sample report is available free online.
Wood Container or Pallet Manufacturing
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as plant manager, production manager, production supervisor, laborer, forklift driver, and truck driver, with employers for which data is provided including Universal Forest Products, Inc., Northwest Pallet Supply Co., Edwards Wood Products, Inc., Pallet Service Corporation, and Ongweoweh Corporation.
Wood Pallet Rental or Leasing
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as operations manager, logistics manager, logistics coordinator, warehouse supervisor, forklift driver, and office manager, with employers for which salary or hourly wage data is provided including CHEP Equipment Pooling Systems Inc., Rehrig Penn Logistics Inc., Millwood Inc., and Propak Logistics Inc.