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Wood Pallet Manufacturers

SIC 2448 | NAICS 321920

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Wood Pallet & Skid Production  (view report)
Pallet & Skid Rental  (view report)

Comprehensive market 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. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

Pallet Central Magazine
Bimonthly trade magazine features news and information for manufacturers, with topics covered including management, sales, marketing, research, legislative and regulatory issues, and more. Current issue of the magazine can be viewed free online; prior issues are available to subscribers only.

Wood Product Manufacturing

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Industrial Reporting, Inc.
Pallet Enterprise Magazine
Monthly trade magazine features news and information for the industry, with topics covered including industry standards and trends; market updates; equipment, products, and services; recycling; regulatory and environmental issues; and more. Current and prior digital editions of the magazine are available 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 covers topics such as general information, history of usage, management and pools, and handling and recycling. All information can be viewed free online.

Modern Materials Handling
Pallet Survey  Search for above title
Annual user survey conducted by Modern Materials Handling magazine examines current current usage and trends, with topics covered including types in use, internal versus external usage, frequency of reuse, retrieval systems, and future usage plans. Article summarizing the survey results can be viewed online.

Identifying Success Factors In The Wood Pallet Supply Chain
Academic survey provides a profile of the industry, with topics covered including materials used; construction and size; manufacturing process; supply chain profile; success factors in the supply chain; and conclusions and recommendations. Complete survey report can be downloaded and viewed free online.

Freedonia Group
Comprehensive study provides in-depth analysis of the industry, with information provided including historical demand and forecasts by material/product (e.g., wood, engineered wood, plastic, metal, and corrugated paper), market (e.g., general, manufacturing, warehousing, and construction), and geographic region. Summary description and detailed table of contents for this study are available online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Wood Pallet Manufacturers  Search for "321920"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Employment and Wages -
Sawing and Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders / 517042.htm
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for sawing and woodworking machine setters, operators, and tenders on a national, state, and metro area basis, with statistical measures for national wage data including mean, median, and upper/lower quartiles and deciles. All information is available free online.

Industrial Reporting, Inc.
Human Resources and Labor Survey  Search for above title
Survey provides compensation data for wood pallet and container manufacturers and recyclers, with average wage data provided for management, sales, and operations personnel on a hourly, weekly, monthly, or piecework basis, as applicable. Selected articles summarizing the survey results can be viewed online.

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