Great update describing today’s lumber markets.

April 15, 2014

Many new pallet users have experienced price increases or problems with availability over the past 6 months.  Industrial hardwood availability is the worst I have seen during my almost 30 years in the pallet industry.

Back in the March 2014 issue of the Pallet Enterprise, Jeff McBee wrote a great article describing the problems in today’s industrial wood markets.  Here is a link to the article.



Article on how to reduce pallet damage!

March 19, 2013

DC Velocity has published an informative article, “How to reduce pallet damage”. It can be found here.

Pellet Mill Installation

January 21, 2013

In May of 2012, Lovett Pallet ordered a mill to turn its wood off-fall material into fuel pellets. The installation is almost complete with intial, preliminary production beginning today! For more information about our system, visit the Vecoplan website at

For more information about wood pellets and our retail brand, please visit

Why Wood Pellets

Choose Wood Pellets Because…
•Reduces dependence on oil, natural gas and coal, and foreign countries
•Renewable source of energy
•Burn longer and stronger than other solid biomass fuels (8,000 BTUs per lb)
•Better for the environment than fossil fuels like oil, natural gas, and coal
•Burn cleaner, hotter, and more efficiently than firewood (pellet stoves are 80-90% efficient)
•Easier to store than firewood—1 ton can fit in a 4’ x 4’ space
•Less expensive than fossil fuels
•Tax credits for switching to a wood pellet stove are available
•Pellet stoves are easier to clean than traditional wood stoves

Classified as a “densified biomass fuel,” wood pellets are a sustainable heating fuel product that reduces pollution and conserves finite supplies of fossil fuels such as oil, natural gas, and coal. It’s estimated that wood pellets are currently providing clean, efficient heat to approximately 1 million homes and businesses throughout the U.S., with millions more using them around the world.

Wood pellets are an extremely clean source of energy. In fact, according to the Pellet Fuels Institute (PFI), when compared to oil, a ton of wood pellets burned to create the same heat energy reduces CO2 emissions by 1.5 tons! And because most wood pellets are made from by-products of other lumber-related industries, they further help the environment as a recycled fuel source—reusing materials already harvested for other purposes. In addition, burning wood fuel pellets for heat instead of oil, natural gas, or coal reduces heating costs and dependence on foreign sources of energy.

Wood pellets burn cleaner, are more convenient, and easier to store than firewood. They produce significantly less ash and particulate waste than firewood, and a ton of wood fuel pellets can easily be stored in a 4’ x 4’ space.

Please contact me if any questions exist!


Paul Lovett

Lovett Pallet featured in the Pallet Enterprise

September 18, 2012

Lovett Pallet is featured in the September 2012 Edition of The Pallet Enterprise.

Here is a link to the article:

Introduction to 9Bloc!

May 21, 2012

9Bloc is an exciting development and opportunity for the pallet user!  To respond to the need in the market place for 48×40 Block style pallets to meet Costco’s Pallet requirements, 9Bloc was created!  Here is some information from their website and some Links about 9bloc are pasted below.

Contact me if any questions exist!

Paul Lovett 317-638-4840 or

The Mission 9Bloc is a collaboration of  pallet producers and recyclers, and their customers working together to ensure  delivery of exceptional pallet quality, performance and durability on an  industry-wide basis.

The Competitive Edge Independent  wood pallet companies and their customers who are members will be able to  compete in this changed market through important aspects:

  • One,  the standardized quality-control and inspection process allows use of the trademark 9BLOC logo.  The 9BLOC logo is a guarantee of high quality pallets  that will become the standard for whitewood pallets in the industry.
  • Two,  pallets will be tracked using RFIDs, barcodes, and sophisticated software.  This tracking system allows a cost-sharing  and transfer logistics system that will make the new pallets more affordable  than would otherwise be possible.
  • Three,  this tracking will also help identify problem areas concerning loss and  breakage.
  • Four,  businesses can more quickly address false accusations, as well as keep in from of emerging state & federal regulations.


Smartway Transport Partnership Renewed for 2012!

April 13, 2012

Lovett Pallet Recycling recently completed its renewal for Smartway Transport Partners for 2012! SmartWay is a public/private collaboration between the USEPA and the freight transportation industry that helps freight shippers, carriers, and logistics companies improve fuel-efficiency and save money. For More information, please visit

2012 NWPCA-Annual Leadership Conference

April 2, 2012

Last month, I attended the National Wooden Pallet and Container Association’s Annual Leadership Conference in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Over the next couple of weeks, I will blog about some of the topics covered and provide some relative commentary.

On a more personal note, I was again elected by my peers to serve on the NWPCA Board of directors for a 3 year term. This is my second opportunity to serve and look forward to working with my fellow board members to strengthen the association and the pallet industry.


Paul Lovett