HWP's Blog

Take a look through some of our past articles posted here on HWP's blog. Interested in the wooden packaging industry? Shipping and transportation? Maybe you're looking for a neat idea for some old wooden pallets? Whatever the case, come check out our articles. You'll find some interesting topics!


March 13, 2018
Buying pallets for your business means having to select between hardwood and softwood pallets. We gathered the information needed for you to make an informed decision.
February 9, 2018
The management of your warehouse can be challenging for any company. Learn how to simplify everything with our top 6 tips for efficient warehouse management!
January 10, 2018
Stay informed about the preventive measures adopted in the transportation of goods using wooden packaging materials.
December 7, 2017
With several packaging options for transporting your goods, it’s normal to get lost in the choices. Learn the differences between wooden pallets and crates made for shipping and storing your products.
November 7, 2017
In addition to being used for the transportation of goods, wood pallets can be recycled and reused in many ways. Discover 4 ways in this article today!
October 5, 2017
Do you ship internationally with wooden pallets? Learn why heat treating your wood pallets is beneficial and what ISPM-15 stands for?
September 6, 2017
Did you know that there are several different types of pallets, each one with their own purpose to help your logistical needs? Our guide will help you find the right ones!
August 9, 2017
In this article, here is an overview of how wooden pallets have been useful in not only transportation but also to reduce the harmful effects on the environment.
July 14, 2017
Recycling can help lower, among other things, your carbon footprint, doing a load of good for your surrounding environment. If you transport goods by wooden pallets, did you know that you can recycle them? Herwood Inc. make it easy for you.
June 9, 2017
Nature's Packaging is an association that ensures, among other things, respecting the environmental rules regarding the transport of goods by wood packaging. Certified by this organization, Herwood shares the benefits of improving the ecology with wooden pallets.
May 11, 2017
Transporting your products can be done more easily and inexpensively thanks to wooden pallets. Learn more about the other benefits of using them, both for importing and exporting.
April 6, 2017
The fact that recycled pallets are growing in demand is a great thing, as that means that we are finally starting to acknowledge the fact that we all need to be more ecologically conscious.
March 7, 2017
Not all pallets will be able to be repaired, although one pallet repair company, HWP Herwood Inc., estimates that 80 – 90% of pallets can be repairs. By repairing the existing pallets, a company can cut down on the number of new ones needed, therefore reducing their materials cost.
February 7, 2017
Whether you work in a warehouse or simply need to move around some product in your back store, manual pallet jack operators can seem dangerous for most people. At HWP Herwood pallet inc. we take safety very seriously so here are our top tips to operate a pallet jack without back pain.
January 9, 2017
With the new year just beginning and everyone trying to do better as another 365 days are about to begin, we all need to start thinking more like HWP Herwood Inc.
December 8, 2016
It has become a real must to make your own furniture and decoration with reclaimed wood, but that wood is first and for all used for transportation which means it might not be the cleanest good in your home.
November 8, 2016
While the average person may see an overused wooden pallet as a wooden structure that has outlived its usefulness, the truth is there are endless ways to recycle wooden pallets in creative and innovative ways.
October 24, 2016
It's quickly approaching! Packex exhibition runs from November 30th to December 1st 2016 and will be held at the Palais des congrès in Montreal.
September 7, 2016
AQSIQ said shipments from the US to China will now be subject to anti-mosquito treatment because of the Zika virus.
August 8, 2016
Warehouse management is essential to any logistics system, which is an essential part of supply chain management and there are a number of benefits that a warehouse offers.
July 15, 2016
Numerous elements of a business should be considered essential to the success of a company; with a rapidly developing globalized economy, consumers are conducting an increasing percentage of their shopping online.
June 16, 2016
We are proud to announce that we now offer our own solutions to agriculture.
June 9, 2016
Full-time internship during 3 months and may be extended.
May 17, 2016
The 49th CWPCA Annual General Meeting in Toronto occurred on the 15th and 16th May during which the many benefits of wood packaging were discussed. This event featured Nature’s Packaging firm.
April 14, 2016
Optimization is one of the most important aspects if your business is going to stay ahead of the competition.
March 16, 2016
It is with pride that we recently celebrated our 70th anniversary. 70 years of innovation, teamwork, dedication and involvement in society.
January 15, 2016
Organizing your warehouse isn’t just a good idea — it’s a means to a more efficient and effective operation. A good organizational strategy can help you keep track of inventory, find stock easier, and maintain a safer work environment.
December 29, 2015
Pest management is a vital part of a working warehouse plan. Rodents and other pests can destroy inventory, contaminate the work environment and even causes accidents to occur. Today, we are going to learn the benefits of pest management and what it can mean for your warehouse.
November 19, 2015
When it comes to your business, you're always looking for more ways to move your pallets, your products, and your business. More and more companies are relying on small third-party logistic (3PL) companies that take transportation, technology, and supply chain functions to the max to streamline your business and let you do what you do best.
October 20, 2015
When you're storing or moving supplies, any delays that you face are directly related to your return on investment. To guarantee efficiency, your operation should do whatever it can to guarantee the best possible advantages in extremely competitive markets.
September 16, 2015
If you’re in the manufacturing business, you may not spend much time thinking about transportation and logistics.
August 17, 2015
Live any other living thing; trees are susceptible to diseases, parasites, and invasive species that threaten their existence.
July 16, 2015
Recently, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, or CFIA, came out with some new standards for modernizing their food inspection processes. These new standards may affect your operations.
June 17, 2015
There are measures that can be taken to minimize the amount of moisture in a piece of wood and, as a result, help pallets last longer.
May 14, 2015
Starting as a small business providing wood pallets and crating for the local paper mill; and later to Singer Inc. and Consumer Glass; Herwood has since grown and expanded into the business you see today, led by a third generation.
April 29, 2015
One of the best things about pallets is that they can be used quite a few times. But, how many times can they be used?
March 18, 2015
Wooden pallets have the potential to be used many times, but the hard numbers suggest that they’re not being used enough. According to Peerless Media Research Group, only 30% of pallets are used more than six times.
February 17, 2015
Canadian forestry companies are riding a strong start to the year, as demand for lumber in Canada, the US, and especially in China resulted in a forestry export market that increased by ten percent in 2014.
January 21, 2015
If your business uses wooden pallets or other wood materials for shipping around the world, staying in compliance with ISPM-15 is essential to keeping your products moving to market.
December 17, 2014
If you’ve got products to sell, you probably need some pallets. To avoid ongoing rental costs and pallet sharing hassles, many businesses will choose to buy their own pallet fleet.
November 12, 2014
Read on for some of the details about pallet strength, as well as some other reasons why your business should be using pallets to transport your products.
October 22, 2014
With Halloween just around the corner, it is with great pleasure that we announce one of Sherbrooke’s spookiest events of the year! Herwood is very proud to be part of this Halloween pirate themed décor.
October 2, 2014
It is with great pleasure that all of us here at HWP - Herwood Inc. proudly announce our sponsorship of the local Senior hockey team; the “Windsor Wild!”
September 16, 2014
Wooden pallets continue to play an important role in the distribution of goods and services industry. They are cost effective, long lasting and strong as well as easy to handle compared to other options.
September 2, 2014
We are proud to invite you to read the article about us in Business Elite Magazine, published in their August 2014 issue.
August 13, 2014
Old pallets can break, which can lead to lost time or, worse, lost goods. More than 80% of the broken pallets that come our way can be repaired. For pallets that can’t be fixed, we have another solution.
July 16, 2014
Pallets are truly the unsung heroes of global commerce. Because of them, goods are able to be moved all over the world effectively and efficiently.
June 13, 2014
Pallets have been used in the shipping and handling business for a long time now. Making the right choice to suit your needs is all that matters and heat treated wooden pallets guarantee quality.
June 9, 2014
One of the Associations of which we are a proud team member is the CWPCA - The Canadian Wooden Pallet and Container Association. They represent the wood packaging material industry businesses in Canada and is committed to promote its prosperity.
May 14, 2014
When it comes to shipping a pallet, packing it correctly is absolutely vital. Remember that these pallets can weigh thousands of pounds, and done incorrectly can be extremely dangerous.
April 10, 2014
Pallet storage laws are currently a hot topic between wooden pallet suppliers (like HWP Herwood), fire marshals, and other safety regulators.
March 12, 2014
Upcoming changes to an existing Canadian-US exemption on international shipping regulations may soon affect the cost of wooden pallets, with significant impacts expected across the industry.
February 14, 2014
As with any other industry, everything the pallet industry does is customer-driven, and what makes customers happy makes pallet companies profitable.
January 17, 2014
Mobile device you're using to read this, even the shoes and socks on your feet — it is highly likely that before these products made their way to you, they spent some time stacked on a wooden pallet.
December 13, 2013
In today’s market it is essential for businesses to make the most of every marketing opportunity. Here at HWP we have never taken an aggressively over-promotional approach. We truly believe in developing high-quality wood packaging products and building strong relationships.
November 15, 2013
The Quebec Pallet and Container Manufacturer’s Association (AMPCQ) was formed with the goal of uniting and promoting the use of wood pallets and wood crates, as well as to establish some guidelines and standards for pallet manufacturing.
October 23, 2013
The Canadian Wood Pallet & Container Association’s Eastern Focus Meeting will take place October 28, 2013. Held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Toronto.
October 18, 2013
With the slow yet steady rate of the economy, many freight companies are optimistic that volumes and rates will grow further into profitable territory.
September 13, 2013
The shipping industry has two main options when it comes to wooden crates.
September 9, 2013
Listen to our recent interview with the Canadian Business Source in Toronto Ontario. Find out how we started and what makes HWP tick!
August 30, 2013
Conservation of the environment is at the heart of our manufacturing principals.
August 13, 2013
Wooden pallets are the perfect choice for creating an outdoor feature or space.
July 30, 2013
Productivity and efficiency are key concerns to every warehouse manager.
July 16, 2013
The risks associated with burning plastic pallets can be greatly reduced—by using natural alternatives like wooden pallets.
June 28, 2013
Millions of dollars in damages each year occur in warehouses, so proper shipping products are essential to avoid these unnecessary costs.
June 14, 2013
You’ve recycled your used pallets that are in good shape, but now what do you do with the ones you can’t re-use? Stack them up out back?
May 31, 2013
One of the major advantages of wood packaging is the small footprint it creates.
May 10, 2013
Wooden crates are one of the most secure ways to transport goods.
May 3, 2013
ISPM 15-compliant standards must be maintained in all wood packaging materials (WPM) being used to export goods. This means that WPMs must be either fumigated or treated with heat.
April 22, 2013
The IPPC, or International Plant Protection Convention, is a globally ratified treaty that aims to reduce the spread of diseases and pests that threaten plants.
March 29, 2013
With concerns about climate change intensifying around the world, reducing our impact on the environment has become a defining trend and mandate for businesses in the 21st century.
March 14, 2013
Every year The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) publishes a survey of the ten most critical issues facing the trucking industry.
February 27, 2013
Over the last 50 years the shipping pallet has undergone a series of innovations and material transformations.
February 13, 2013
Think pallets are boring? Think again! Wooden pallets, like ones available from Herwood Pallets are not just a staple of the transportation industry, but also fuel for countless creative projects.
January 28, 2013
HWP Herwood Inc. Pallets has been recycling Christmas trees since 2008 in partnership with the MRC du Val-Saint-François.
December 20, 2012
The Canadian Wood Pallet and Container Association believes this change will take place by January 2015 since the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has agreed to provide 12 to 18 months notice.
November 26, 2012
When we don’t know the effects that something is having on us or our environment, it can be argued that ignorance is bliss. But once we unravel the effects our actions are having—especially if the effects are negative—then we are obliged to doing something about it.
November 9, 2012
Last month a small warehouse fire in Lachine, Montreal, needed 25 firefighters to extinguish it.
October 29, 2012
Ask the average person in the street what the word brand means to him or her...
October 12, 2012
Lumber prices across North America have been slowly moving upwards for much of the year.
September 28, 2012
The plastic versus wood pallet debate has been going on since, well, plastic pallets came on the market.
September 18, 2012
Warehouse fires can be devastating. While loss of civilian life compared to a public building during a warehouse fire is rare...
August 27, 2012
Should you go with wooden pallets or plastic
August 13, 2012
When it comes to improving the bottom line, companies often head along the same tired route...
July 27, 2012
The recent extensive drought in the United States has once again reignited the debate about the excessive burning of fossil fuels.
July 13, 2012
Everyone in business knows all about running out of time.
June 29, 2012
Business in North America has changed dramatically in the last 20 years, and some would suggest that in many ways it has changed for the worse...
June 1, 2012
One of Canada’s key accomplishments as a nation since the influx of the first settlers...
May 30, 2012
NASA calls them spinoffs...products that were developed by the space organization...
May 17, 2012
Believe it or not, there are no set regulations from the Canadian Food Inspection agency (CIFA)...
April 27, 2012
The debates continue to rage and seem destined to go forever...
April 18, 2012
If your company is looking for a New England Pallet manufacturer that can help you...
March 30, 2012
Now is the time of year when spring road postings begin to come into effect across southern Quebec and New England.
March 16, 2012
It is without doubt an awesome machine that has to be seen (and heard) to be believed.
March 2, 2012
The latest news from Ottawa is that Canada and the United States are to move forward with the implementation of HT ISPM 15...
February 15, 2012
Despite three horrible years that included a recall saga and a devastating tsunami, by the end of January of this year, Japan-based automobile manufacturer Toyota...
January 24, 2012
When it comes to deciding what type of pallet to purchase for the transportation of your products, the argument for heat treated wooden pallets is a powerful one.
January 12, 2012
It’s taken longer than expected, but North America’s manufacturing sector—especially south of the border—is turning around.
December 23, 2011
If you were to think that a pallet is simply some pieces of wood nailed together, you’d be right.
December 9, 2011
We’re always told that the more natural a product is, the better it is. Organic meat is better than non-organic; wild fish is better than farmed...
November 25, 2011
What do cows, horses and the motor car have to do with a pallet manufacturer?
November 11, 2011
If you do the same task each and every day, you are bound to get better at it. If three generations of one family do the same task each and every day, then you can count on their expertise.
November 5, 2011
HWP Herwood has re-launched the website with its new look and logo.
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