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Environmental Benefits of Wood-Use for Pallets

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Get the facts, share the facts with your customers on the environmental benefits of using wood:

  • According to the U.S. Forest Service, there were 119 percent more hardwood trees in 2007 than in 1953, with the growth-to-removal ratio of 2.00 (two new trees for every one removed). Want more good news? Each year 1.7 billion trees are planted in the United States – more than five trees for every man, woman and child in America – an average of 4.8 million seedlings each day. (From the U.S. Forest Service.)
  • U.S. industry harvests just 42% of the annual growth in hardwood timber that is biologically available to harvest. This is like using 42% of the interest/dividends you receive on your investments in any given year, without touching the principal. In fact, every year more trees die and rot in the woods than are removed by the industry.
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Welcome to Commercial Lumber and Pallet Company

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Commercial Lumber & Pallet Company is a California-based pallet manufacturer that offers competitively priced new, refurbished and custom designed pallets, shipping crates and storage crates, industrial lumber, and pallet recycling. We are your one-source provider for pallets and crating. Established in 1941, we are one of the oldest and largest Lumber Mills and Pallet Manufacturers on the West Coast.

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Commercial Lumber and Pallet Company

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The Goal of Commercial Lumber and Pallet Company, Inc. is to provide you with utmost in product quality, customer service, and reliability at all times. We will do this by maintaining our versatility, by empowering all employees involved with the knowledge necessary to maintain quality, by continuing our team approach to all issues involving your company, and by providing an open line of communication at all times. Lastly, Commercial Lumber and Pallet Company, Inc., and all of our employees, will remain dedicated to servicing your needs and assisting you achieve your goals at all times.

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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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