Pallets

New Wood Pallets

New pallets can be made in any size or configuration to meet your individual requirements. Our team of engineers possess the skills and use the NWPCA’s Pallet Design System© (PDS) software to optimize pallet design, reduce costs, reduce product damage, and increase safety throughout the material handling process. Contact Penn Pallet for a quote or more information.

Reconditioned Wood Pallets

Reconditioned pallets can be obtained at a substantial cost savings over new pallets. We regularly stock four grades of 48" X 40" (approx.) reconditioned pallets and have other odd sizes available. Contact us to place an order or check availability.

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Reconditioned HIGH GRADE #1

48 x 40 Stringer-Class, Partial 4-way, Multiple-Use ("like new" condition)

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Stringers: 3 each, Minimum 1 1/4” x 3 1/2 “ x 48”

Notch: Depth: Minimum 1 1/4”, Location: 6” from end of stringer, Length: 9” Radius: .75”

Top Deck: 5 Boards - Minimum 9/16” x 3 1/2” x 40” (minus 0 / plus 1/2"), 2 Lead Boards - Minimum 9/16” x 5 1/2” x 40” (minus 0 / plus 1/2"), Maximum 7/8" Boards

Bottom Deck: 3 Boards - Minimum 9/16” x 3 1/2” x 40” (minus 0 / plus 1/2"), 2 Lead Boards - Minimum 9/16” x 5 1/2” x 40” (minus 0 / plus 1/2"), Maximum 7/8" Boards

Fasteners: Must be repaired with screw nails – No Staples – No exposed fasteners. All fasteners must be countersunk

Standards for pallet repairs:

1. Pallets will be suitable for use in automated machinery

2. Broken deckboards will be replaced with new or used decking and nail accordingly. 6" wide lead boards on top and bottom. Butted 4" on top is acceptable. Maximum 4" space between deck boards. No deck board missing more than 1/2 the original width. No thin 1/2" boards or lead boards

3. Lead boards are flush with end of stringer (no more than 1 1/2” back over 10” of board is allowable)

4. No warped boards

5. Deckboards shall not overhand the stringer by more than 1/2"

6. Stringers may include minimal plates and corrugates. No plates above the Notch. Stringers must have no missing wood. Stringers shall have no block or companion board repairs

7. Plates must be flush/pounded corners

8. All protruding nails will be pounded in or removed

9. All pallets will be clean and free from surface dirt and debris. Pallets are free from insects, bird droppings and nests, dirt, and metal shavings: suitable for food products and food warehouses

10. Pallets are to look like "newer" condition

11. No Pallets stenciled "pesticide", "battery", or "chemical" are allowed

12. Pallets should be stacked neatly - as shown above

Reconditioned STANDARD GRADE #1

48 x 40 Stringer-Class, Partial 4-way, Multiple-Use

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Stringers: 3 each, Minimum 1 1/4” x 3 1/2 “ x 48”

Notch: Depth: Minimum 1 1/4”, Location: 6” from end of stringer, Length: 9”, Radius: .75”

Top Deck: 7 Boards, Minimum ½” x 3 1/2” x 40” (minus 0 / plus 3/8")

Bottom Deck: 5 Boards, Minimum ½” x 3 1/2” x 40” (minus 0 / plus 3/8")

Fasteners: Must be repaired with screw nails – No Staples – No exposed fasteners. All fasteners must be countersunk

Standards for pallet repairs:

1. Pallets will be suitable for use in automated machinery

2. Broken deckboards will be replaced with new or used decking and nailed accordingly. 4” or 6” wide lead boards on top and bottom. Maximum 4” space between deckboards. No deck board missing more than 1/2 the original width

3. Lead boards are flush with end of stringer (no more than 1 ½” back over 10” of board is allowable)

4. No warped boards

5. Deckboards shall not overhand the stringer by 1/2"

6. Stringers may include plates and corrugates. Stringers must have no missing wood. Stringers shall have no block or companion board repairs. No blocked Notch

7. Plates must be flush/pounded corners

8. All protruding nails will be pounded in or removed

9. All pallets will be clean and free from surface dirt and debris. Pallets are free from insects, bird droppings and nests, dirt, and metal shavings: suitable for food products and food warehouses

10. No Pallets stenciled "pesticide", "battery", or "chemical" are allowed

11. Pallets should be stacked neatly - as shown above

Reconditioned HIGH GRADE #2

48 x 40 Stringer-Class, Partial 4-way, Multiple-Use

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Stringers: 3 each, Minimum 1 1/4” x 3 1/2” x 48”

Notch: Depth: 1 1/4” - must have access for forklift, Location: 6” from the end of stringer, Length: 8-10” - must have access for forklift, Radius: May vary

Top Deck: 7 Boards, Minimum ½” x 3 1/2” x 40” (minus 1/16" / plus 3/8")

Bottom Deck: 5 Boards, Minimum ½” x 3 ½” x 40” (minus 1/16" / plus 3/8"

Fasteners: Must be repaired with screw nails – Minimal exposed fasteners. All fasteners must be countersunk to best of ability. All protruding nails will be bent over or removed

Standards for pallet repairs:

1. Pallets must be suitable for use in automated machinery

2. Broken deckboards will be replaced with new or used decking and nailed accordingly. 4” or 6” wide lead boards on top and bottom. Maximum 4” space between deckboards. No deck board missing more than 1/2 the original width

3. Lead boards are flush with end of stringer (no more than 1 ½” back over 10” of board is allowable)

4. No warped boards

5. Deckboards shall not overhang original stringer by more than 1/2" on either side

6. Cracked or broken stringers will be repaired using plates, double stringers, or blocks. No part of outside stringer missing

7. All protruding nails will be repaired or removed.

8. No more than one repair per stringer – 2 repairs per pallet and only one plug per opening. There should be no blocked Notch

9. Pallets will maintain 15” between stringer repairs. (Critical)

10. All pallets will be clean and free from surface dirt and debris. Pallets are free from insects, bird droppings and nests, dirt, and metal shavings: suitable for food products and food warehouses.

11. NO pallets with 2 layer decking, half boards, staggered decking, or plywood decking are acceptable

12. No Pallets stenciled "pesticide", "battery", or "chemical" are allowed

13. Pallets should be stacked neatly - as shown above

Reconditioned STANDARD GRADE #2

48 x 40 Stringer-Class, Partial 4-way, Multiple-Use

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Stringers: 3 each, Minimum 1 1/8” x 3 1/4” x 48”

Notch: Depth: May vary - must have access for forklift, Location: May vary, Length: May vary - must have access for forklift, Radius: May vary

Top Deck: 7 Boards, Minimum 1/2” x 3 1/2” x 40” (minus 1/16” / plus 3/8”)

Bottom Deck: 5 Boards, Minimum 1/2” x 3 1/2” x 40” (minus 1/16” / plus 3/8”)

Fasteners: Must be repaired with screw nails – Minimal exposed fasteners. All fasteners must be countersunk to best of ability. All protruding nails will be bent over or removed

Standards for pallet repairs:

1. Broken deckboards will be replaced with new or used decking and nailed accordingly. 4” or 6” wide lead boards on top and bottom. Maximum 4” space between deckboards.

2. Lead boards are flush with end of stringer (no more than 1 ½” back over 10” of board is allowable)

3. Deckboards shall not overhang original stringer by more than 1/2" on either side

4. Cracked or broken stringers will be repaired using plates, double stringers, or blocks. Nomore than 1/3 of the outside stringer missing or split

5. A stringer can have two "plug" repairs on one end provided 80% of the original stringer is intact. No more than three plugs on the end of an opening

6. All protruding nails will be repaired or removed.

7. All pallets will be clean and free from surface dirt and debris. Pallets are free from insects, bird droppings and nests, dirt, and metal shavings: suitable for food products and food warehouses

8. NO pallets with 2 layer decking, half boards, staggered decking, plywood decking, or 3 or more plugs on the same stinger are acceptable

9. Piles should be stacked neatly - As shown above

plastic pallets

Plastic Pallets

We supply both new and used plastic pallets. Plastic pallets, bins and components are recycled. Some plastic pallets are repaired and resold.

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Specialized pallets

Can Pallets - New or Recycled

Glass Pallets - New or Recycled

top frame

Wooden Top Frames

Top frames are typically used on the top layer of tier-stacked goods, such as glass bottles. They make a rigid framework for securing the load to a pallet at the base of the load.

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wooden boxwooden crate

Wooden Crating and Boxes

Penn Pallet stocks crates that are 33" X 30" X 22" in size. Custom designed crates and sturdy shipping boxes can be made to suit your individual requirements. Box panels can be manufactured using plywood and/or OSB.

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cradles

Wooden Cradles

A cradle is U shaped in design, built to support and contain the unique requirements of cylindrical objects.

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bolstersbolter use

Wooden Stringers and Bolsters

Stringers and bolsters are specialized platforms used to elevate product for securing and handling in applications where a pallet is not suitable. An example of stringer or bolster use is under a stack of large sheet products, such as plywood or gypsum board.

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wood stakes

Wooden Stakes

Wooden stakes are used in a variety fields and businesses, including nurseries, landscaping contractors, and surveyors.

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wood fiberburning wood fiber

Wood Fiber

Penn Pallet annually produces approximately 10,000 tons of ground wood waste and sawdust between our St. Marys and Woodland locations. This material is available as fuel for local schools, hospitals and industries, as mulch, as pet bedding, and for particle board. Please contact us for more information about our wood fiber uses and availability.

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