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GMA Pallet Diagram
Wooden Pallets
JMorningstar

What are GMA pallets ?

It’s important to understand what GMA pallets actually are because there are a few misconceptions surrounding this type of wooden pallet. GMA pallets have a very specific configuration which we will outline in detail.   #GMA stands for Grocery Manufacturers’ Association. The food industry recognized the need for a standardized pallet in order to reduce

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48x40 Pallet Dimensions
Wooden Pallets
JMorningstar

Pallet Dimensions

There are no universally accepted standards for pallet dimensions. Therefore, it is imperative you have an idea of what size of pallet will work best for the product you are shipping. When determining pallet dimensions, the first measurement mentioned is the length and the second number is the width. The stringers run the length of

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Wooden Pallets
JMorningstar

Pallet Diagram

The pallet diagrams below show the basic 3 pallet types. Pallets are manufactured according to a client’s needs and as such, size and configuration options are endless. We hope that these pallet diagrams will provide some insight as to the basic components of pallets but please keep in mind that the number of top deckboards,

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Wooden Skid
Wooden Pallets
JMorningstar

Pallets vs Skids

The difference between pallets vs skids The pallets vs skids question comes up often with clients. The terms pallets and skids are often used interchangeably but there is a distinct difference between the two. So what is the difference between pallets vs skids?   Skids Skids have no bottom boards. They are comprised of top

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US/Canada Flags
Wooden Pallets
JMorningstar

Do all wooden pallets need to be heat treated ?

The simple answer to the question, do all wooden pallets need to be heat treated is…no. So this begs the follow up question, what are the heat treated pallets regulations? When shipping from Canada to another country other than the US, make sure your wooden pallets are heat treated. If you are shipping domestically (within

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What Kind of Wood Are Pallets Made Of
Wooden Pallets
JMorningstar

What Kind of Wood Are Pallets Made Of ?

We are frequently asked about the types of wood used in the Canadian pallet manufacturing industry. The three categories of wood are; High Density Hardwood Birch Cherry Tree Oak Maple Ash Beech Wild Cherry Tree Elm Red Maple Low Density Hardwood Walnut Poplar Willow Aspen Linden Softwood Fir Hemlock Spruce Pine Spruce Cypress Cedar If

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