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Cash for Used Wood Pallets?


Container Exchanger offers a new unique marketplace to buy and sell used wood pallets.
 
ATLANTA, September 17, 2012 – Container Exchanger announced today that they have added Used Wood Pallets to their online packaging marketplace. This disruptive marketplace turns the traditional pallet industry on its head and now allows a company with excess used pallets to sell them to another end user directly.
Wood is the most common pallet materials in the United States and according to a study by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and the USDA Forestry Service, 700 million pallets are manufactured and repaired each year.  Many companies and businesses end up throwing away or giving away their used pallets due to a lack of good options.  Now these companies can start saving serious money.  By using the Container Exchanger service, these companies can find large volume buyers for the excess pallets.
Container Exchanger has been providing these same services for 7 years in their returnable packaging business.  They’ve successfully facilitated thousands of transaction for metal and plastic bulk containers, Gaylord boxes, bulk bags, totes, and IBC totes.  David Madden, the founder of Container Exchanger got the idea for the company after seeing lots of very expensive and perfectly good bulk containers go unused after just a couple years of service in the automotive industry.  Madden, like many entrepreneurs knew there was a better way.  He started the Container Exchanger website, http://www.containerexchanger.com and began growing the company while simultaneously obtaining an MBA from Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business.
Mr. Madden states: “Wood Pallets are a natural extension of our existing product line.  Wood Pallets are much more common than many of our other offerings, which makes the industry as a whole much more competitive.  However with Container Exchanger’s international reach, solid order processing system, and strong website presence, we’re ready for the challenge of building our Wood Pallet marketplace, which has the potential to be our largest product category.”
“Adding value is critical to our success,” states Mr. Madden, “which is why we have a dedicated sales and customer service staff, and each transaction gets personal attention touch to help ensure the selling party and customer will be happy with the transaction.”  Mr. Madden also states that the sales staff can be consulted for advice on the best quality packaging items, best pricing options, and best location, given the customer’s needs and requirements.  Another area of added value is in logistics and freight setup, where the customer can achieve additional cost savings by taking advantage of Container Exchanger’s deep freight discounts.  Freight costs can be a large portion of the total sale value, which is why it’s critical to push for the best freight pricing possible.  Mr. Madden says: “We’re constantly working on getting lower freight rates, which helps our sellers sell more items and saves the customer money so they keep coming back for future purchases.”  The Wood Pallet marketplace on Container Exchanger promises to offer a win-win proposition to both buyers and sellers, which is good for the environment and good for everyone’s bottom line profitability.
About Container Exchanger
ContainerExchanger.com has become one of the most successful used bulk container sales websites in the nation since owner David Madden founded it in 2005. ContainerExchanger.com is dedicated to the sale and resale of reusable packaging and containers such as Used Wood Pallets, Gaylord boxes, Collapsible Wire Baskets, Collapsible Plastic Pallet Containers, Used Wood Crates, Bulk Bags, Hand Held Totes, and IBC Totes. For more details on containers for sale please visit http://www.ContainerExchanger.com.
Contact
David Madden
Container Exchanger
1810 Water Place, Ste 250
Atlanta, GA 30339
404.551.5599

Collapsible Containers – A Reusable Packaging Nirvana

Collapsible containers are known throughout the manufacturing industry as ‘smart packaging’. This type of returnable packaging comes in several styles – plastic collapsible containers and metal collapsible containers.
These collapsible containers can be used again and again and offer lots of durability, typically with the ability to handle 1,500 to 4,000 lbs. Depending upon the style and size.
Metal collapsible containers are very popular and widely used throughout many industries for bulk material handling. Combining the dual ability of being light but strong – they have lots of muscle with a low weight-to-load ratio, and can easily be stacked 3-4 high providing a high amount of visibility while conserving space and making it easy to see inventory.
Plastic collapsible containers have solid walls and the option of solid or vented bottoms to meet your particular warehouse needs. These type containers offer exceptional strength and product protection while offering supreme savings in return freight and storage costs for these collapsible containers.
Plastic collapsible containers also feature fork access on two or four sides depending upon style which allows more efficient loading, unloading, and maneuvering in trailers and storage areas of manufacturing environments. The sides of the box have the ability to be released and collapsed into a stackable and compact unit. When the walls are locked up into place, they have the ability to be stacked on top of each other, typically up to six high while protecting your product.
Plastic collapsible containers also come have the option of coming in Heavy-Duty Style boxes and Extended Length collapsible containers. Such plastic collapsible containers typically range in size from 30×32 in length x width to 70 x 48, with height variations of 25 to 50 inches.
Container Exchanger offers you the ability to purchase high quality collapsible containers on the used secondary market as well as maximizing your ROI if you are looking to sell some used plastic collapsible containers or metal collapsible containers.
Learn how the use of used plastic collapsible containers and used wire collapsible containers can add to your bottom line. Find or list your collapsible container on http://www.containerexchanger.com/.

Container Exchanger Shows Value of Reusable Bulk Bags

Bulk bags, also known as FIBC’s or Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers are made from durable plastic and are woven together to create a long lasting item.  These bags are very strong and have lift straps affixed to the top of the bag.  This enable the handling and movement of the bag when it is loaded, as they can be picked up using standard forklift forks and some of the bags offer the ability to empty the contents from the bottom of the bag. Other bulk bags can be emptied using specific equipment.Bulk Bag
Container Exchanger (www.containerexchanger.com) is an online marketplace that offers manufacturing and distribution businesses an outlet for procuring or selling used returnable packaging. The product offerings include many standard and common reusable packaging solutions, including but not limited to plastic totes, plastic collapsible bulk boxes, metal containers, wire baskets, and plastic pallets. Launched in 2005, ContainerExchanger.com has empowered companies to reduce packaging acquisition costs through access to used returnable packaging inventories and it has enabled companies to maximize return during disposal of their used packaging fleets.
According to David Madden, President of Container Exchanger, “Bulk bags are a heavy-duty, really strong bag that can hold powders or solids or really anything.  They are similar to Gaylord boxes, it’s a cheap, disposable option for bulk materials storage and transportation.  One advantage bulk bags have over gaylords, is the storage density when empty.  For a bag that is roughly the same size as a Gaylord, you can put 500 empty bags on a single pallet space, while in gaylords, 500 gaylords takes up a whole truck (26 pallet spaces), which means that you pay a lot less freight to receive bulk bags than you would to receive gaylords (the closest competing storage option).”
There is a broad range of bulk bags including custom bulk bags, woven polypropylene bulk bags, food grade bulk sacks, anti-static super sacks, and flow-through jumbo sacks, U.N. bulk sacks, and Hazmat bulk bags. Bulk bags are often used for agricultural, industrial and food products.

Container Exchanger Shows Value of Reusable Metal Pallets


Container Exchanger is an online marketplace that offers manufacturing and distribution businesses an outlet for procuring or selling used returnable packaging. The product offerings include many standard and common reusable packaging solutions, including but not limited to plastic totes, plastic collapsible bulk boxes, metal containers, wire baskets, and plastic pallets. Launched in 2005, ContainerExchanger.com has empowered companies to reduce packaging acquisition costs through access to used returnable packaging inventories and it has enabled companies to maximize return during disposal of their used packaging fleets.
According to David Madden, President of Container Exchanger, “Metal pallets last a lot longer than plastic pallets, so they can be used for years.  And they are available in a sealed weld configuration, which is attractive to companies that process food, because it meets the strict guidelines for the food industry.  Also, the metal pallets are easy to be cleaned, they are 100% recyclable, and for insurance reasons, it may be of benefit to have a pallet that is non-flammable.  I recently lost a deal on a lot of bulk containers, because our customer would have to upgrade his sprinkler system if he bought them (because plastic is flammable).”
Metal pallets are virtually unbreakable and there is less worry of chemical contamination, which may occur with plastic pallets and wooden pallets. Many metal pallets are custom engineered and designed. Metal pallets are durable and rarely need to be replaced. Many metal pallets have a galvanized metal finish they hold several thousand pounds of static weight without breaking or bending. These pallets are ideal for warehouse storage and extremely useful when dealing with 55 gallon drums.

Finding and Selecting Used Storage Racks for Your Warehouse


Used Storage Racks are an essential use for warehouse facilities of all sizes and designs, particularly if you have pallet storage needs. If you have a warehouse in need of simplification, organization, and more efficient usage of space and time – then Rack Exchanger can help you get started with our used warehouse storage rack options including used pallet storage racks and metal storage racks.
Under standard conditions used storage racks are used in a warehouse to cube out all available space. Pallet storage racks and metal storage racks allow you the opportunity to store more of your product without the need for more square footage.
If a used storage rack is not used, the only available space will be at the floor level. With certain lightweight material that might be an option, however you are leaving yourself open to the possibility of damaging your product and leading to an unsafe work environment.
Stack Rack UprightsRack Exchanger can use their expertise to assist your company in cubing out the warehouse with our used storage rack options. Rows of palletized product will be lined up from front to back across the warehouse. Our pallet storage racks and metal storage racks are perfect for this type of application. Each bay and each row will have a unique location identifier which will allow the order picker to find the used storage rack and easily locate the product stored in that location.
Rack Exchanger can also broker and sell your used storage racks. So if you are looking for a maximum ROI than we can assist you in liquidating your existing inventory.
Our expert marketing, professional service, North American wide network of customers, along with free professional website listing and assistance for your warehouse racks will help your company both save and make money on the sale of your metal storage racking.
Learn how the use of used storage racking for pallet storage can add to your bottom line. Find or list your metal storage racking on http://www.rackexchanger.com. Our expert staff at Rack Exchanger contains sales associates who all share a common goal of customer satisfaction and with years of experience we have won over many a valued customer.

Green and Economical Inventory Control – Wire & Wire Mesh Containers


Wire containers and wire mesh containers are very durable and provide the user with the ability for quick content visibility of the wire container, along with easy identification for inventory control. The wire mesh containers also have the added benefit of being stackable and collapsible while promoting material flow and more efficient stock control.
Perhaps more importantly, as companies across North America are becoming more cognizant of the importance of conservation, wire containers and wire mesh containers are sturdy and durable products which offer the opportunity to be reused many times.  At the end of its useful life, it can also be recycled.  This type of returnable packaging has aided companies, particularly in the United States to act as leaders in environmental protection and energy conservation.Collapsible Wire Basket
Wire mesh containers are very popular and widely used throughout many industries for bulk material handling. Combining the dual ability of being light but strong – they have lots of muscle with a low weight-to-load ratio, and can easily be stacked 3-4 high providing a high amount of visibility while conserving space and making it easy to see inventory.
Mattel Toys is a United States company which switched to wire mesh containers within its plant in Murray, Kentucky. Producing all types of toys, Mattel’s previous usage of plastic bins or corrugated boxes was made obsolete by the switch to the wire containers. The zinc-plated wire container that Mattel switched to will not rust and wire containers have the added benefit if being able to be fitted with casters allowing them to be towed several at a time.
If you’re interested in purchasing wire mesh containers, ContainerExchanger.com can be a good source for both new and used wire containers. Most of the wire containers offered by Container Exchanger are steel, but some come as galvanized or zinc-plated as well. Be sure to read the listings thoroughly to determine the exact style of wire container you are purchasing.
There are two types of wire containers available, the collapsible wire container and the rigid wire containers. Collapsible wire containers are typically lighter than rigid, with a weight capacity of 1,500 to 4,000 lbs.
Rigid wire containers are able to withstand a great deal of abuse and thus are more durable. Their square tube construction on the corner posts allow for easy stacking of the wire container and Container Exchanger has a very nice inventory of these type containers at great value pricing.
Learn how the use of used wire containers and used wire mesh containers can add to your bottom line.

Recycle and Save: Benefits of Used Collapsible Bulk Boxes and Collapsible Plastic Boxes

Collapsible Bulk Boxes, such as Collapsible Plastic Boxes, are industry staples used for storage and shipping, in retail and business-to-business companies. They have numerous uses including storing and shipping appliance and automotive components, beverage preforms, blow molded bottles, furniture components, plastic molded components, snack food applications and vacuum formed food trays. Collapsible Bulk Boxes are used in the distribution of grocery, hardware, metal, plastics, rubber, resins and powders, textiles and tools. Collapsible Bulk Boxes are also used in retail distribution operations.
Pallet Container 45x48x42Collapsible Bulk Boxes are more expensive than their cardboard equivalents, but Collapsible Bulk Boxes such as Collapsible Plastic Boxes can be used repeatedly and have a much longer life.  Many buyers find they achieve cost reductions by investing in Collapsible Plastic Boxes, or even metal ones, because they function effectively for a longer time. Also, companies looking to reduce their impact on the environment consider Collapsible Plastic Boxes a smarter alternative.
However, at some point Collapsible Bulk Boxes may become surplus as well. For instance, sometimes a company discontinues the program or products that were previously stored or shipped in Collapsible Plastic Boxes. In the case, many companies simply scrap their bulk boxes, frequently paying to do so. On the other hand, companies looking to save on purchasing Collapsible Bulk Boxes have found it hard to identify substantial sources of these materials. Thus, the bulk box owner lost and the company looking for used materials was left to buy new ones at a much higher cost.Used 45x48x25 PC
That is, until ContainerExchanger.com. ContainerExchanger.com provides a unique environmental and commercial service by bringing together buyers and sellers across North America who are looking to buy and sell a range of shipping and storage materials.  Container Exchanger provides a secure platform for buying and selling used collapsible bulk boxes, collapsible plastic boxes and an extremely wide range of totes and other packaging, shipping and storage containers.  Companies can now achieve a higher return on the disposal of items such as folding bulk containers, Collapsible Bulk Boxes, Collapsible Plastic Boxes, plastic industrial totes, plastic pallets, Gaylord boxes and much more.  Buyers on Container Exchanger are able to source these items at significantly lower cost than buying new materials, while the environment benefits from these items used again and again within the economy, before they end up in a landfill.
The Container Exchanger network of buyers and sellers is composed of businesses acting as principals, i.e. they have collapsible bulk boxes they are no longer using and are available for sale, usually direct to another company who is looking to make substantial cost savings.  By opening up a fast and secure platform for the exchange of used collapsible bulk boxes and other materials, Container Exchanger helps companies to realize the full value of their investment in them.
Businesses have a huge role to play in reducing the damage to the environment, but the greatest motivation to do so will come from being able to reduce costs and increase profitability.  By providing a reduced cost solution which hinges on recycling and reusing materials, Container Exchanger empowers business operations to benefit financially and environmentally.

Save Money and Space with Knock Down Plastic Containers


There are many uses for knock down plastic containers to help your shipping and storage needs.
Knock down containers are often referred to as collapsible bulk containers available in a variety sizes and shapes. Plastic knock down containers are reusable, space-efficient and can be shipped or stored more economically when collapsed.Pallet Container
Collapsible bulk containers are made to handle to typical use and abuse. They have numerous uses including storing and shipping appliance and automotive components, beverage preforms, blow molded bottles, furniture components, plastic molded components, snack food applications, large produce, and vacuum formed food trays. Knock down containers are used in retail distribution operations and the distribution of grocery, rubber, hardware, metal, plastics, textiles and tools.
Knock down containers can be used and reused a myriad of times making them more cost efficient for long term use than cardboard boxes. These containers are also eco friendly because they are a smarter long-term alternative than throwaway boxes.
Plastic collapsible bulk containers are a great alternative to throw away one or two use counterparts. You can find out more about new and used knock down plastic containers available at ContainerExchanger.com. The sales staff will assist you in buying the right type and size container to fit your needs.

Store your Liquids, Powders and Food Items in IBC Totes

The storage and transportation of liquid, powder and food materials can be a difficult proposition for anyone in a manufacturing or warehouse environment. A solution for this problem can be found in the use of IBC Totes. 275 and 330 gallon tanks are the standard sizes for IBC totes in the industry.
Typically IBC totes are used for bulk chemicals including hazardous materials, powder, components, food items and liquid products such as oil, soap, sugar, glue, etc. 330 gallon tanks can come in stainless steel, steel, or as a plastic IBC tote. Typically the design of these IBC tote containers is cubic, which allows them to contain more of the liquid material than similarly sized cylindrical tanks.
S002503 (172x200)The typical IBC tote comes with three components, the IBC plastic bottle, the metal cage, and the container pallet which can be made from a variety of materials – primarily wood, metal or plastic.
Additional advantages of the IBC tote concept are the ability to use liners inside the tanks which allows the flexibility to fill and discharge the liners for a variety of chemical products. Liners can be found for both the 275 gallon tank and 330 gallon tank.
Another advantage of the IBC tote is the relatively low cost to ship these bulk packages from one country to another in accordance with the regulations of the receiving country. Most IBC totes also come with pallet bases which can allow for easy access any movement via forklift.
In the past, buying and selling IBC totes at a reasonable price has been a difficult task. Fortunately, services such as Container Exchanger allow for both the buyer and seller to immediately both purchase and sell reusable containers in a convenient and efficient manner. If you are looking to purchase or buy IBC totes you now have a cost effective and efficient manner to do so. Container Exchanger can not only help you with you purchase and / or sale of your 275 gallon or 330 gallon IBC tote, they can also arrange freight and provide all necessary documentation on previous usage that your company or customer may require.
Container Exchanger also provides a safe and secure environment for your sale or purchase, thus eliminating the risk normally involved in such transactions. To learn how used IBC totes can add to your bottom line. Find or list your used IBC totes now on http://www.containerexchanger.com.

Used Drive-in Racks for Efficient Warehouse Storage

Used Drive-in racks can be an essential use for warehouse facilities of all sizes and designs. They offer a cost effective option for high density storage. If you have a warehouse in need of simplification, organization, and more efficient usage of space and time – then Rack Exchanger can help you get started with our drive in rack options.
Drive-in rack systems allow you to store up to 75% more pallets than selective racking. Because drive-in racks allow forklifts to drive directly into the rack, these racks can take more punishment but are engineered to stand up to the extra punishment.Stack Racks
If you have a lot of inventory that shifts on a regular basis, our drive in racks pre-used and offer a perfect storage solution in both affordability and functionality which you may want to consider. While traditional static rack storage allows for many rows of pallet racking with aisles between the individual rows, drive-in racks allow for a much denser arrangement of your stored product and thus a more efficient use of available space than traditional systems.
Under standard conditions used storage racks are used in a warehouse to cube out all available space. Used drive-in racks allow you the opportunity to store more of your product without the need for more square footage.
If a used storage rack is not used, the only available space will be at the floor level. With certain lightweight material that might be an option, however you are leaving yourself open to the possibility of damaging your product and leading to an unsafe work environment. And drive-in racks provide you the ultimate in rack systems.
Rack Exchanger can use their expertise to assist your company in cubing out the warehouse with our used drive-in rack options. Rows of palletized product will be lined up from front to back across the warehouse. Our drive-in racks are perfect for any high density application. The key difference between storage racks and used drive-in racks is that the forklift operates inside of the rack itself and there are no specified lanes between the rows which allow you to better utilize your space.
Rack Exchanger can also broker and sell your used drive-in racks. So if you are looking for a maximum ROI than we can assist you in liquidating your existing inventory.
Our expert marketing, professional service, North American wide network of customers, along with free professional website listing and assistance for your warehouse racks will help your company both save and make money on the sale of your used drive-in racking.
Learn how the use of used drive-in racks can add to your bottom line. Find or list your drive-in racking on http://www.rackexchanger.com . Our expert staff at Rack Exchanger contains sales associates who all share a common goal of customer satisfaction and with years of experience we have won over many a valued customer.