Pallets – An Industry Essential

Lease and purchase of pallets (or sliding) is often overlooked or underappreciated detail. Pallets however, are useful and in many cases, an important item of business needs to meet the standards and become successful in their business.

Basic palette built of heat treatment wood products and shaped in the form of a box. Each custom palettes has been measured to fit openings allow transport by forklift, pallet jack, front loader or other device for convenience.

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Often the load is secured on a pallet with the use of strapping, stretch or shrink wrap for shipping. Although the pallet dimensions vary with each country and each of the locations, the most common pallet used in North America is a square 42 inches x 42 inches for use in the grocery industry.

Square shape pallet to ensure stability and keep from tipping load. Other dimensions are used to meet the specifications to accommodate the warehouse or loading dock doors, the train car doors or other openings to the storage container.

Pallets can also be designed to fit through a standard door when necessary. Pallet companies have the ability to design a custom palette to meet the needs of their customers accordingly.

Other pallets are constructed using galvanized metal, aluminum, engineered wood products (such as plywood or particle board) hard plastic or even paper. All types are designed with storage, transportation and stability in mind. Depending on the use of pallets, different standards apply.