Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Pallets like boxcars

Wherein lies the resemblance? There's a company shuttling used pallets around according to where they're needed, just as rail freight cars are dispatched for loads. It's necessary to sign in to read this article in Forbes magazine, but sign-in's free ("Beast of Burden," subhead "A humble wooden pallet is worth only so much. Having it in the right place at the right time is worth a lot"; byline Monte Burke, October 29, 2007; page 176). I loved the pallet factoids. A common pallet is made from 25 pieces of wood and 150 nails are used in its construction. It weighs 65 pounds and its platform surface measures 48 by 48 inches.


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