An Unconventional New Year's Resolution

As the calendar turns to a new year it is natural for many of us to put a renewed focus on our finances, diet or relationships. Why not apply the same thought process to what would seem an unlikely target – your organization’s pallets.

When was the last time you looked at your organizational spending on an item that is essential to your everyday success? Medicine, groceries, building products, chemicals—they all travel via the humble pallet. Doesn’t it make sense that those valuable products travel as safely as possible, and as inexpensively as possible? Millwood has an array of resources at our disposal to ensure you are spending your money wisely on the exact pallet you need for your application.

When we call on potential customers we often discover aspects of their current pallet that increase cost and cause us to ask why the pallet is constructed in such a fashion. Many times the answer we receive is – “I don’t know” or “we have always done it that way.”

This is a common mindset that we all are guilty of reverting to. Change can be difficult and even scary, and to keep things the way they are is to remain comfortable and predictable. But facing that discomfort can often work to our advantage- as George Lichtenberg said, “I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.

Our Regional Sales Managers, Product Specialists and the Millwood Lab are here to relieve that change-induced anxiety. We can analyze your current situation and make sure your pallets meet your production, shipping and storage requirements at a competitive price. We can even test and verify design changes before you make a final commitment to the change.

So what will it be? Are you the kind of person that dips their toe in first, or are you the bold decision-maker creating a big splash? Whatever your style, we are here to help you start the new year off right. 


Our guest author series features Millwood team members willing to share their experience and expertise with our readers. Today’s article was written by Doug Gaier, Director of Regional Sales Management.

Author: Paige Greene