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Team Members Clean Up Neighborhoods for Earth Day

A great way to celebrate Earth Day is by doing the work that helps keep the planet clean. Several of our corporate team members took the time to clean up litter and trash in their local neighborhoods this past weekend.

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South River Celebrates Two Years Accident Free

The team at our South River, NJ facility recently achieved two years without an accident. To celebrate the milestone, management provided ice cream and a food truck to all shifts. This accomplishment meant a lot to team members who make safety a top priority each day in the workplace.

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Celebrating Earth Day

The humble pallet may not be the first thing we think of when we consider environmental sustainability, but they have an important role to play. Considering its vital position in the supply chain, the pallet bears the weight of a lot of environmental responsibility. With over 849 million wood pallets produced each year, having a low carbon footprint is important. Of those 849 million pallets,...

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Girl Scouts Establish Supply Chain Badge

The Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida teamed up with Global Supply Chain Institute at the University of Tennessee and Ryder System, Inc., a transportation services provider, to create a new supply chain badge. To earn the badge, Girl Scouts attended a virtual event showing how Girl Scout Cookies move through each part of the supply chain. They also virtually met women who work in the supply...

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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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