Nelson Company headquarters and flagship wooden pallet manufacturing facility has a new address:
4517 North Point Blvd
Baltimore, Maryland 21219
Are you looking to reduce your product damage and save money? Well, maybe it’s time to consider redesigning your unit load.
Properly designed unit loads can be a great asset to your company. They make your system more efficient and reduce costly damage. If you learn to design the whole “system” instead of the individual components, you will find improvements in product protection and your bottom line.
Unit load issues can easily be overlooked, but with simple redesigns you can save yourself the headache of additional damage costs. Let’s go over a few examples that prove this is a no brainer!
Recently, the Nelson Technical Center encountered a problem that was not only causing a big headache but was also costing our customer valuable time and money.
The Problem: a load of oriented strand board (OSB) pallets were “bowing.
The pallet was a solid wood block-style pallet with an OSB panel for the top deck. Usually, a bowing pallet is not a big issue. Once you load product on most pallets, the weight will will flatten out any bowing. In this case, an empty single-bulk corrugated box was to be glued to the panel deck pallet.
Gaylord was originally a trade name for a bulk-size corrugated box.
You have probably seen a Gaylord box in your local grocery or big box store. They are big corrugated boxes attached to wood pallets. These corrugated containers usually hold a bagged product or fresh produce like watermelons.
Sometimes a trademark becomes a commonly-used term. For example, Kleenex® has become synonymous with tissue. And, most people now refer to an adhesive bandage as a Band-Aid®. In the materials handling business, the same is true for Gaylord.
Once only used for identifying jumbo-sized corrugated boxes, Gaylord has evolved into a generic term for any pallet-sized box for bulk shipping or storage. These hefty containers are also referred to as:
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