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Four Generations of Commitment to Quality

In the 1940’s our company, Robinson Industries, was founded by Fred Robinson and his wife, Ardis. Fred started working with thermoformed plastics and worked with equipment makers to develop technology still used today. Our company has become a leader in manufacturing reusable plastic pallets, plastic shipping containers, industrial storage containers and custom industrial packaging. We have one of the largest selections of standard plastic packaging products for a variety of applications. We continue to innovate for the industry. Robinson Industries is an ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 9001:2008 certified company. Continue reading

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Lead Manufacturer of Industrial Pallets in North America.

Litco International is a well known manufacturer and marketer of pallets, transport packaging products and load securement products for shipping needs worldwide. Our products include Molded Wood/Press Wood Pallets, Plastic Pallets, Heat Treated Pallets, and Corrugated Pallets. Other services we offer include pallet leasing, management, removal and recycling services. In addition to our headquarters in Vienna, Ohio, we have other facilities in Dover, Ohio and Sardis, Mississippi, near major states for shipping convenience. Continue reading

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Plastic Pallets vs. Wooden Pallets: An Ongoing Debate for Environmentalists and Manufacturers

Environmentalists have raised concerns over the short lifespan of wooden pallets, noting that wood is perhaps TOO convenient for manufacturers and distributors to use, as many wooden pallets only make 5 trips before being reprocessed, recycled or, most commonly, tossed in a landfill. Manufacturers and distributors can afford wooden pallets’ short lifespan because the material is so inexpensive. Enter plastic pallets. Costing several times as much per unit as wooden pallets, plastic pallets offer several advantages over their organic counterparts, including longer lifespan, sanitation and recyclability. Let’s take a comparative look at wooden and plastic pallets’ performance. Continue reading

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The Plastic Pallet And Fire Protection

This paper attempts to identify some of the specifics of the process used to obtain approval for use of plastic pallets as equivalent to wood pallets for use in warehouse storage. This paper is written to look at the issue in general and is not intended to cover all storage situations. Your specific situation should be evaluated by a fire protection specialist. Most plastic pallets are molded out of polyolefin materials such as high density polyethylene or polypropylene. These materials are more flammable than the wood used to make pallets. Over the years the industry has argued with the fire protection establishment that plastic pallets, while they burn hotter than wood, are much more difficult to ignite. Fire protection people counter with the fact that most warehouse fires are arson and if an arsonist wants to start a fire they will do what ever they need to do to get a fire started. Continue reading

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