December 3, 2014 (Irvington, NY): PECO Pallet, Inc. hosted an official grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new flagship pallet depot in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and PECO senior executives attended the event, along with representatives from PECO’s customers, carriers, and distributors.
PECO’s new Chicago depot can process up to 500,000 pallets per month and store up to 250,000 pallets. Depot services include receiving, inspecting, sorting, cleaning, repairing, painting and storing PECO’s distinctive high quality red pallets. The new depot has a focus on workstation layout and state-of-the-art equipment designed in an effort to minimize operator steps and maximize pallet quality.
PECO currently provides pallets to over 50 consumer goods manufacturers from the Chicago location, including Kraft Foods, Georgia-Pacific, Abbott Nutrition, and Clearwater Paper. These companies and others across North America utilize PECO’s sturdy wood block pallets to ship their products to grocery and warehouse retailers in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Empty pallets are then picked up and returned to PECO depots, where they are inspected, cleaned, and repaired as needed before being reissued.
David Lee, President and Chief Executive Officer of PECO Pallet, stated, “We are proud to celebrate the grand opening of our Chicago depot, which marks a milestone in our company’s growth and partnership with the community of Chicago. At this state-of-the-art facility, we can utilize our team’s extensive experience to develop best-in-class processes—and then implement those processes across PECO’s entire North American depot network.”
About PECO Pallet:
PECO Pallet is the North American leader in pallet rental services and provides millions of its red wood block pallets to major grocery and consumer goods manufacturers throughout North America. PECO Pallet’s tremendous growth over the last decade reflects the company’s overall commitment to providing high quality pallets and responsive customer service. PECO Pallet is headquartered in Irvington, New York, and maintains over 580 service centers and manufacturing plants throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. For more information about PECO Pallet, visit pecopallet.com.