Custom Wooden Pallets/Skids
18 September 2023
Custom Built Pallets Manufactured to Specification
Wooden pallets “move the world” and are a critical element of product packaging and logistics. Pallets facilitate material movement and efficient supply chain and logistics operations. We manufacture, refurbish, and recycle a wide variety of pallet sizes and styles.
Custom Pallets to Meet Any Need
We specialize in custom pallets designed for your specific unit load size, handling environment, and shipping requirements. Any size, any quantity. There are two principal pallet styles (stringer and block) and they can be designed with a variety of deck board configurations — tops and bottoms, number, width, overhang, and spacing. In addition, plywood or oriented strand board (OSB) can be used as deck material (otherwise known as a “panel deck” pallet).
The stringer pallet is the most commonly used pallet in the United States, with the most common size being 48 x 40″. The Grocery Manufacturer Association (GMA) has created a standard 48 x 40 hardwood stringer pallet specification that is used widely for many consumer products. We offer a selection of “standard” 48×40 pallets, new GMA, #1 used GMA, #2 used/recycled GMA and a heat-treated 48×40, 4-way international one-way shipping pallet that we call “LPCs”.
A stringer pallet uses “runners” or “stringers,” to support the unit load. The stringers are the boards, typically 2 x 4’s or 3 x 4’s, sandwiched between the top and bottom deck boards.
When specifying a stringer pallet, the length (i.e. the length of the stringer) is noted first, and the width or length of the deck boards is noted second. Stringers may be notched to allow for partial four-way fork entry, thus creating a “4-way” stringer pallet. If the stringers are not notched, it is called a “2-way” pallet, with fork entry only from either end.
Block pallets are true 4-way entry pallets. They use blocks of solid wood, plywood, or plastic to support the unit load. Between the blocks and the deck boards are thin stringers, which form a mat with the deck board. The length of a block pallet is specified by the length of the stringer board and the width by the length of the deck boards. Block pallets can be designed with or without bottom deck boards, or a full-perimeter base.
If you have special shipping or phytosanitary needs, we can help you with plastic pallets, 100% plywood pallets, or custom slip sheets or warehouse pallets to meet your needs.
LPC — Your Packaging Partner
Fast and Reliable Service
Even on short notice, we have the production, materials capacity and access to specialty vendors to manage large scale orders.
Precise engineering and expertise
We construct custom pallets specially designed to the exact dimensions and requirements of your hardware.
Safe and secure shipping
Our pallets are built to withstand harsh shipping environments where safe handling is anything but guaranteed.
Unmatched supply chain support
Our team of experts is committed to seeing that each pallet shipping experience is efficient and worry free.