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ISPM 15 Heat Treatment Review

Recently a Wisconsin pallet shop site manager was fined $25,000, put on 2 years probation, and made to pay $18,000 in restitution to customers for fraudulently using a heat treatment stamp. To some people there may be grey areas in the use of the stamp, especially when considering used pallets. However, a review of the regulations should remove any doubt.

Author: Paige Greene
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Guest Blog: Ralph Rupert on Softwood Market Analysis

Recent charges by the US Softwood Lumber Coalition that Canada unfairly subsidizes the Canadian softwood industry has led to a preliminary ruling by the US Department of Commerce. 

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Millwood Customer Serves as Example in Corporate Responsibility

Millwood often talks about our pillars and how they serve as a foundation for our business, but we are hardly the only company that feels a sense of responsibility in helping our communities. Corporate responsibility has only grown in popularity, due in part to the influx of millennials in the workforce who list it as one of the most important factors when working for a company.

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Did You Know? Nominal vs Actual Lumber Sizes

Last month, Home Depot and Menards found themselves in class action lawsuits, each from the same legal office in Chicago. Their crime?

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Author: Paige Greene
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Made in America

This Fourth of July, what are you planning to do to improve our country?

President Trump often refers to his plans for developing job growth. While holding an elected office is one way to serve the country, what are ways we as citizens can do our part? We may not have the power to vote for legislation, but we have an even greater responsibility to vote with our money.

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Say "I Do" to Pallets

When you think of pallets, you may associate them with words like strong, reliable or traditional. But have you ever considered them to be trendy, rustic or even romantic?

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Author: Paige Greene
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Hand Film vs Machine Film: What's the Difference?

We all know that to do a job right, you need the right tools for the job. A nail gun may do an excellent job fastening a pallet together, but if you’re trying to cut a piece of lumber the best nail gun in the world won’t help nearly as much as a plain old saw.

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Top Four Ways to Recycle Used Pallets

How can you create treasure out of something you thought was trash?

Some pallet companies (Millwood included) have pallet recovery programs to help recover, recycle and re manufacture pallets. These are generally for large orders or big customers, but what if you’re a small business with only a dozen or so pallets? There are still plenty of ways to get more use out of pallets, with or without...

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