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Complete news and information on the use of pallets in materials handling and warehousing from the industry experts.

Packaging Corner: New pallet on the block
A new composite pallet offers reusable, returnable benefits to new markets.
How to ensure consistent product quality with robotic palletizing
Lorillard Tobacco prides itself on delivering consistent, high-quality product to its customers. To ensure nonconforming product does not leave its...

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By Sara Pearson Specter · April 5, 2016
Although RM2 USA’s (Booth 1316) BLOCKPal pallets already had a high coefficient of friction, they’ve been further enhanced with a new gel coat finish.
By Sara Pearson Specter · April 1, 2016
A new composite pallet offers reusable, returnable benefits to new markets.
By MMH Staff · March 30, 2016
Global supply chain logistics company adopting closer alignment with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
By MMH Staff · March 17, 2016
Program includes further pallet deployment in coming years.
By MMH Staff · February 9, 2016
The Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) has elected four new members and returned three members to the Board of Directors for the two-year term 2016-2017.
By MMH Staff · February 5, 2016
Lee joined company in 2005 and brought it back from the brink of bankruptcy.
<p>Dr. Christoph Beumer is Chairman and CEO of BEUMER Group, and the third generation to manage the family business.</p> By MMH Staff · December 18, 2015
Third-generation family-owned company charts steady growth worldwide.
<p>Materials like plastic (shown) and corrugated are baled for recycling to minimize the amount of waste leaving the facility.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · December 2, 2015
A Canadian retail co-op has embraced sustainability to reduce its costs and return the savings to its members and customers.
By Bob Trebilcock · December 2, 2015
Federated Co-operatives uses technologies that are environmentally and worker friendly in its Saskatoon warehouse.
By MMH Staff · October 2, 2015
Join Modern Materials Handling Senior Editor Josh Bond, and renowned pallet guru and president of White and Company, Marshall White, as they put context behind the findings of the 2015 Pallet Usage and Trending Study.
By Roberto Michel · September 1, 2015
Modern’s annual reader survey shows how trends in pallet use point to priorities around cost control, customer compliance and operational efficiencies. More customers are asking for pallet type changes and having minor availability issues with used wood pallets, while pallet cost and durability continue to be dominant decision factors.
By Josh Bond · September 1, 2015
Experts make the case for elevating the humble roles of pallet and packaging design from a fragmented race for savings to a central part of an optimized supply chain.
By Josh Bond · August 31, 2015
Study illustrates how worker and pallet location can influence stress on back muscles and provides suggestions for improvement.
By MMH Staff · August 26, 2015
Company to exhibit in Reusable Packaging Pavilion at Pack Expo 2015
By Bill Ostermeyer, vice president, sales and marketing, viastore. · July 14, 2015
Sure, it sounds like a pipe dream. But, when the right automation is designed for the application, it can pay for itself in just 36 months—or sooner?

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