Being located in East Texas allows us to leverage the high availability of the surrounding area: One of the most dense concentrations of forest land in the southern United States. This area is often called the ‘Pine Curtain’ and although that moniker is well deserved East Texas is home to an abundance of new and old growth hardwoods as well.
We can use both green and kiln-dried pine in our pallets, and in many instances are mixing one of the two in with hardwood to attain the most cost-effective and cost-stable solution.
For 50 years Arrington Lumber & Pallet Co. has been then most reputable producer of hardwood products in Texas, but as the packaging industry has diversified we have met the change head-on. Both green pine and kiln dried pine (KD) have gained greater acceptance and are sought after in some sectors of the packaging world. We can use both green and kiln-dried pine in our pallets, and in many instances are mixing one of the two in with hardwood to attain the most cost-effective and cost-stable solution.
To meet the increasing demand we have invested in the long term adoption of green and KD pine. Our sawmills are highly agile and able to meet the demands of our customers in this reguard and our supporting equipment assures that we will be able to produce lumber consistently.
While speicies plays an important role in the products we build for our customers, just as, if not more, important is the quality of raw material used in a product. We work with the best local loggers and sawmills to procure timber products. These vendors provide us with not only high quality logs and lumber, but a reliable source of material even when factors like weather and economy produce barriers.
One of our biggest assets in our lumber and log purchasing is the ability to leverage our different products and compete for timber in markets traditional sawmills or pallet operations could not.