Kamps, Inc. Acquires Denver-Based L&R Pallet Service Inc.

Kamps, Inc. Acquires Denver-Based L&R Pallet Service Inc.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI, March 1, 2021 GRAND RAPIDS, MI, March 1, 2021, Kamps, Inc. (“Kamps”), the country’s most renowned pallet solutions company and is delighted to announce that on February 28, 2022, it bought Denver’s L&R Pallet Service, Inc. (“L&R Pallet”). L&R Pallet specializes in new and recycled pallet solutions. L&R Pallet also provides full-scale cardboard, plastic, and aluminum recycling solutions via the EnviroCycle brand. L&R Pallet serves businesses across the state of Colorado with its single location with assets in the northeast region of Denver. 

Increasing the Footprint of the National Pallet Company in the Colorado Market

The acquisition broadens Kamps’ presence within Colorado. The acquisition expands Kamps’ footprint in the Colorado marketplace to include two sites. Further, it strengthens Kamps’s primary goal of offering customer-centric pallet solutions across the nation.L&R Pallet was established in 1974 by Larry and Doris Ruder. Since then, L&R Pallet has become the biggest producer and recycler of pallets in Colorado. Within the Rocky Mountain Region. This expansion can be attributed to L&R Pallet’s insistence on providing value to its customers and local customers. In 1994, L&R Pallet was under Ruder’s second-generation direction, with James Ruder and Carine Ruder as the company’s owners. L&R Pallet has 110 employees with 180 trailers and manages more than 2.2 million pallets annually. The owners and the entire staff will remain on board.

“It is thrilling to see the entire L&R team joining the Kamps group of companies.” Said Kamps, Inc. President Mitchell Kamps.

He also said, “The new support and services we now have helped better serve our varied customer base within Colorado. Colorado marketplace.”The inclusion of L&R in our Kamps Team is exciting. James was the father of James, who started in the same year as me. To look at what James, James, and Carine have built is an illustration of the benefits of excellent customer service and the culture that is a business focused on its employees.” stated Kamps Inc. Chief Executive Officer Bernie Kamps. He added, “James and Carine took the company to new heights and became the largest pallet manufacturer in Denver. Denver market. We are all looking toward an exciting future.

“We consider our choice to be a part of Kamps as an essential step toward our efforts to be the best pallet supplier for the Colorado market. We are delighted to have all of Kamps’ new equipment in our toolbox and are looking forward to providing more efficient products and solutions for our customers who have been loyal to us for years.” L&R Pallet Service, Inc., the owner, James Ruder. He also said, “L&R Pallet has a strong reputation as an industry leader committed to the health and development of its employees. We believe this image will continue to grow with”the Kamps brand.”The expansion to L&R Pallet grows Kamps’ assets-based locations to 49 over five areas.

With one of them located within Colorado, the Colorado marketplace, the new location will increase Kamps’s capability to access larger supply chains with its pallet solutions that cater to customers. The L&R Pallet’s EnviroCycle services will help Kamps increase their environmental sustainability impact. The additional inventory, assets, and systems will allow customers from both companies within the region the best experience. 

About Kamps, Inc.

Kamps, Inc. is a national pallet manufacturer with full-service capabilities providing innovative pallet solutions to customers. Kamps provides top recyclable pallets of the highest quality, new customized pallets, and complete recycling of pallets to diverse supply chains throughout the country. With more than 400 locations within its pallet network and 49 locations that are asset-based, Kamps is the national market leader in providing customer-centric pallet solutions.

About L&R Pallet Service, Inc.

L&R Pallet Service, Inc., located in Denver, is a full-service, pallet-based company specializing in recycling and new pallet solutions. Since its inception in 1974, L&R Pallet has a long and rich history of providing clients and the community of Denver and throughout the State of Colorado. L&R Pallet is the largest Colorado-based pallet recycler & manufacturer in the Rocky Mountain Region, managing over 2.2 million pallets annually.

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