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Mental Health and Manufacturing

In the manufacturing sector, employees’ physical health is a top concern. In an industrial setting, employees are susceptible to accidents due to moving parts on machinery, equipment failures and other hazards. For these reasons, physical health and safety are taken very seriously. Safety protocols are mandatory, and safety audits are regularly performed to help ensure employees go home safe...

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Pillar Moment: Jesus Almodovar and Jose Vasquez

Our pillars are the foundation of everything we do at Millwood. They represent our dedication to our customers, team members and God. They are the embodiment of the ideal qualities that we all strive for at Millwood, in both our professional and personal lives. Trust, servitude, discipleship and integrity are the characteristics we hope to instill in all team members across every location and...

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Crates 101

Many considerations must go into shipping products and preparing loads. A company’s top priority when transporting products is to make sure the journey is a safe one.

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Lugoff Celebrates Two Years Accident Free

On February 24, team members at our Lugoff, SC facility celebrated two years accident free with a food truck for both shifts. This anniversary is a significant achievement for the facility, which faced challenges in its first year after Millwood acquired it from another company.

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Mold: A Pallet's Nemesis

No one wants moldy pallets. Mold can compromise the structural integrity of a pallet by causing softening and decay. It also poses a health and safety risk, both to workers handling the pallets and consumers at the receiving end of them. As one of the leading technical issues with wood products, mold is a major hurdle you’ll want to prevent before it becomes a problem.

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The Pallet Black Market

How do we avoid losing pallets? Considering that there are nearly two billion pallets in circulation each day, keeping track of each one of them is simply not feasible. However, lost pallets add up. According to Packaging Revolution, the cost of replacing lost packaging, including pallets, cost American businesses between $750 million and $1 billion per year. One cause of these losses is theft.

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Married at Millwood

We’ve just passed Valentine’s Day, and love is in the air. Romance may not be the first thing you associate with pallets, but family is the foundation of Millwood, and that starts with love. Our Millwood chaplains assist team members in their personal and spiritual lives in a wide variety of ways. One such way is relationships and marriage. Our chaplains serve team members with marital...

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Millwood Website Given Honorable Mention

Millwood is proud to announce that our website was recognized by Pallet Enterprise and given an honorable mention in their Top Five Pallet Company Websites for 2020. Pallet Enterprise examined over 65 websites of a wide variety of pallet companies, both large and small. They judged the websites based on four criteria in an effort to recognize and encourage good online design and marketing...

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Five Terms for Pallet Pupils

Unlike those of us in the packaging industry, most professionals hope to avoid (or at least find unnecessary) the unique details that go into making a pallet. For many buyers, basic packaging lingo can be confusing, alienating or just plain frustrating.

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Celebrating Fun at Work Day

Fun may not be the first thing that comes to mind when we reflect on the past year (neither, for many of us, is the phrase “at work”), but today is National Fun at Work Day, and we’re celebrating by looking at some of the ways Millwood has tried to keep the workplace enjoyable, even under unprecedented circumstances.

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