Pallets Around The World

Have you ever wondered how big boxes are loaded onto the back of a semi? or how stored items that are in a warehouse get moved around? Wonder no more! We have the answer to those questions, Pallets! That is right pallets.

So now you maybe asking what is a pallet and what do they do? We have that answer for you, Pallets are a platform for moving large items onto a truck, a ship, a dock or for uses around the house, farm etc.

Pallets come in different sizes, the most common being 48 x 40, this allows most items to fit on the pallet easily,and is easy to see around when on a forklift. Did you know that each year at any given time there is about 450 million new pallets made and about 1.9 million in use today all over the world.

There are at least two main types of pallets, one is called a block and the other is called a stringer, the block is the most commonly used one it allows access on all four sides for a forklift or a pallet jack, a forklift being the most commonly used to load or move a pallet. A stringer pallet allows only a forklift entry on a certain side.

There are five main things to look for in a pallet they are:

  • Strength
  • Stiffness
  • Durability
  • Functionality
  • Price

Without these main ingredients a pallet would not be very functional, pallets can be made out of wood, metal or paper, so depending on your needs there are several options to choose from.

If you are a commercial business owner, you have several options open to you. Pasadena Skid and Pallet is the place to go for your pallets needs and there at the Skid Fabrication Houston they have the no bottom pallets. They have new and used pallets, and they will custom make a crate or a box for you. they offer heat treatment and any of their products can be in compliance with ISPM-15. This Houston pallet company has been working hard for years, and they have a great reputation so call them up and request a quote for all of your pallets or custom made crates.

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