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Wood Pallet Manufacturers – Industry Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Forecasts

SIC 2448  |  NAICS 321920

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Wood Pallets & Skids Production  (view report)
Pallet & Skid Rental  (view report)
Comprehensive industry research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Pallet Central Magazine

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.

Industrial Reporting, Inc.
Pallet Enterprise Magazine

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.

Packaging Revolution
Pallet Information

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.

Modern Materials Handling | Peerless Media LLC
The Pallet Report

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 Group
Pallets: United States

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.

Pallet Market Analysis

In-depth research reports provide a detailed analysis of the market for this product sector on a global and regional basis, with market segments covered by material including wood (e.g., high-density and low-density hardwoods, softwood, and engineered wood), metal (e.g., steel, aluminum), plastic (e.g., high-density polyethylene, polypropylene), and paper (e.g., corrugated, honeycomb, and fiberboard).

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Wood Pallet Manufacturers  Search for "321920" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide 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.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Wood Pallet Manufacturers  Search for "321920" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial statement and ratio analysis report is available free online.

Industry Research Reports
Wood Pallets & Skids Production
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Key statistics section of these reports provides detailed income statements and balance sheets on a common-size basis and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial ratios provided for the each of the four most recent calendar years and on a historical average basis for 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet with breakdowns by asset size can be viewed free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Compensation data available from this organization includes:

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.

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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for private company sales transaction data by SIC or NAICS Code using the following codes:
  SIC Code 2448 - Wood Pallet and Skid Manufacturing
  NAICS Code 321920 - Wood Container and Pallet Manufacturing
Types of establishments included in these codes
Wood pallet manufacturers - establishments that manufacture pallets used for transporting goods, including both new and reconditioned pallets.
Wood container manufacturers - establishments that manufacture containers made of wood, such as crates and boxes used for shipping and storage.
Wood skid manufacturers - establishments that manufacture skids, which are flat platforms used for supporting heavy objects during transportation and storage.
Pallet recyclers and repairers - establishments that recycle and repair used pallets for reuse in transportation and storage. These services can include cleaning, sorting, and repairing pallets to extend their useful life.
Wooden reel and spool manufacturers - establishments that manufacture wooden reels and spools used for holding wire, cable, and other materials.
Wooden barrel manufacturers - establishments that focus on crafting wooden barrels used for storing and transporting liquids such as wine, beer, and spirits.
Sample reports with detailed sales transaction data and valuation multiples are available free online.

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