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Kathleen Dietrich, operations manager at Commercial Lumber and Pallet Company, answers questions from the Pallet Enterprise about working in the industry.

Kathleen Dietrich is the operations manager at Commercial Lumber and Pallet Company, a wooden pallet manufacturer with locations in City of Industry and Beaumont, Calif.

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Commercial Lumber and Pallet Company backs responsible procurement with SFI Certified Sourcing

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City of Industry, California As part of its broad commitment to the corporate social responsibility, Commercial Lumber and Pallet Company announced today it has meet Sustainable Forestry Initiative© (SFI) lumber sourcing requirements at its City of Industry location.

The SFI certified sourcing label tells consumers at least two-thirds of Commercial Lumber and Pallet Company’s lumber comes from a company certified to the procurement requirements of the SFI 2010-2014 Standard, a third party certified forest and/or from pre- or post-consumer recycled sources. There is also a risk assessment of any raw material from outside of North America to avoid controversial sources such as illegal logging operations.

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Pallet People – Western Pallet Association Announces New Officer Slate

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Western Pallet Association taps new board of directors including many well-known industry leaders.

A record attendance at the annual WPA meeting chose a new slate of officers for the coming year. The new WPA executive committee includes Kathleen Dietrich of Commercial Lumber and Pallet as president, Ryan Stearns of Atlas Pallet Company as vice president, and Tom Worthen of Wasatch Pallet as secretary/treasurer.

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Betting on Safety: Escalating Costs Forced California Pallet Company to Take Riskier Insurance, Institute New Safety Initiatives

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Betting on Safety: Faced with rising costs for workers compensation insurance, Commercial Lumber & Pallet changes its approach to insurance and ramps up safety efforts.

Facing hundreds of thousands of dollars in insurance premium increases, Commercial Lumber & Pallet (CLP) made the risky leap from the state fund to a large deductible insurance plan. At the same time, the company ramped up safety programs. What once looked like a big gamble has resulted in major savings and safety improvements for this City of Industry, Calif. pallet company.

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