Since the onset of the pandemic, shortages of everything from pallets to computer chips have become part of the new normal across the globe. Production of a wide variety of products was halted or slowed by shutdowns and health regulations. Even as COVID-19 restrictions ease in many areas, the residual effects are continuing to create problems .
Even in less trying times, labor has always been a challenge for business owners. From recruiting the best candidates, to training, to retention, labor costs are one of the largest costs you will face in your business. Turnover make s that cost even higher; according to the Center for American Progress, the cost of replacing an employee will cost an average of 21 percent of that employee’s...
Our job is not just to offer the best pallet for the job, but to help you understand why. That's where our packaging lab comes in, where pallets and packaging equipment can be tested on your merchandise to determine that perfect balance between cost savings and protective thriftiness.
It’s Friday the 13 th , considered by some to be the unluckiest day of the year, and a time when superstitions abound. Between walking under ladders and crossing the paths of black cats, some pallet customers have also heard common superstitions about pallets. Like the seven years of bad luck that comes with shattering a mirror, these misconceptions are based on old wives’ tales and incorrect...
While 2020 was marked by disruption and challenges, it was also defined by resilience and adaptability that have only continued to grow in 2021, especially across the supply chain sector.
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In 2019, Millwood's Vienna, OH Regional HR/Safety Manager, Dave Stewart, donated lumber to a nearby summer camp to use for remodeling and decorations.
Millwood, Inc’s own Doug Gaier, d irector - procurement/sales support , was the most recent guest on Supply Chain 24/7 , a podcast hosted by Bob Trebilcock, to discuss the state of the lumber market.
The Cleveland, TN facility opened its doors three years ago, and a s of June 19, the team there has avoided accidents for th at entire duration . The team celebrated their three year anniversary and safety milestone with a party, including food, cake and fellowship. Going this long without one accident is no easy feat, but the Cleveland team makes safety a priority each day.
Summer is in full swing, and many parts of the country are experiencing heat waves. While summertime makes many of us think of family barbecues, vacations and fun at the pool, the heat also poses a significant health risk to manufacturing employees who often don’t have the luxury of air conditioning. Heat-related illnesses , and in some cases even death , can occur when safety measures aren’t...
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