Propak Founder and CEO Recognized as Arkansas’ Entrepreneur of the Year

Molly Little, April 17, 2015 15:38
Propak Founder and CEO Recognized as Arkansas' Entrepreneur of the Year

A huge congratulations to Propak‚Äôs founder and president, Steven W. Clark, on being named Entrepreneur of the Year by the University of Arkansas! Last night, the 22nd annual Walton Awards banquet was held at the Fayetteville Town Center. The Sam M. Walton College of Business recognized three outstanding alumni for their achievements in business, where Mr. Clark was presented the …

Pallet Pooling Challenges

Phillip Langford, January 8, 2015 06:35

A very insightful, well-referenced article by Pallet Enterprise regarding the challenges of running a pooling network can be read here. Propak’s partnerships with many of the companies interviewed, among others, is integral to offering poolers the most options possible while their assets are within our facilities. We recognize transportation costs are such a large component of the cost to serve …

Merger Information

Phillip Langford, January 8, 2015 06:31

For those following closely the evolving pallet industry, this is a busy time! PIMS (recently re-termed PLUS) has entered the pooling market, iGPS is facing regulatory and safety concerns, and CHEP and IFCO are merging. As relevant and reliable details emerge, we will continue to post links and other commentary. Propak prides itself on first-rate service to all our customers, …

Propak Receives 2010 Corporation of the Year Award from Catholic Chari…

Phillip Langford, January 8, 2015 06:22

Propak is proud to announce our receipt of the 2010 Corporation of the Year Award from Catholic Charities. Associates in our Oklahoma City locations have worked hand-in-hand with the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City to provide employment opportunities to refugees to the area through the Refugee Resettlement Program. Many refugees have been welcomed into the Propak family and found a positive …

Oregon Statute addresses Pallets

Phillip Langford, January 8, 2015 06:16

Following up on our previous blog entry, a recently passed statute by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) promises to muddy the pallet waters even further in the coming months and years. The statute addresses products shipped inbound either to manufacturers, retailers, distributors or consumers in the state of Oregon and the allowable percentage of Decabrominated diphenyl ether (DPE). A 0.10% …

Propak Logistics joins the SmartWay Transport Partnership

Phillip Langford, January 8, 2015 06:06

Propak is proud to announce our entry into the EPA’s SmartWay Transport Partnership. We are committed to doing our part toward improving energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas/air pollutant emissions. As part of our partnership, we are assisting our carrier partners in making better choices for their businesses and the environment, as well as helping them get the information and …

Supply Chain Collaboration

Phillip Langford, January 8, 2015 05:45

Stephen Cain’s most recent blog addition is a fascinating look inside a slightly different manifestation of the RLC model’s premise occurring in Europe right now. The article dives into a recent trend noticed in progressive company’s logistics – a willingness to share logistics networks and assets, even among direct competitors. The benefits are obvious: cost savings, sustainability improvements, and the …

Pallet Reuse and the Carbon Footprint

Phillip Langford, January 8, 2015 05:35

As companies continue to strive to reduce their carbon footprint in the name of environmental sustainability, an overlooked area has often been packaging and shipping platforms. Honda recently published their 6th annual report on the environmental footprint in North America, and have highlighted their efforts specifically in the area of packaging and pallet reuse. Highlights of the company’s results are …

Supply Chain Savings in a Recession

Phillip Langford, January 8, 2015 05:29

A recently released study indicates CEOs of major retailers are recognizing the value of Supply Chain initiatives. With the down economy continuing to apply pressure to retailer top-line revenue, never before have savings projects been so in focus to drive bottom-line performance. Propak’s burgeoning Reverse Logistics Center network offers exactly this type of savings to our existing and potential customers …