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Of Pallets and Palates: A Thanksgiving Message from 48forty

Natalya Calleja

As we get ready to enjoy Thanksgiving and the holiday weekend full of food, family and friends, 48forty thanks our customers, colleagues and partners.

“There is always something to be thankful for.” - Anonymous

48forty has been busy. Very busy. With our retail customers getting ready for Black Friday and what’s anticipated to be a record-breaking holiday season, our plants, affiliates, sales and other internal teams have been working hard to get pallets delivered and are preparing to retrieve a surge of used pallets.

While it’s a hectic time, we’re thankful to have the opportunity to keep our customers’ pallet needs running smoothly, regardless of the insane seasonal volumes.


Last Thursday our Houston corporate team took a pause from pallets to focus on our palates and share an early Thanksgiving lunch. We celebrated like one big family; there was a lot of gratitude around the 48forty table.

Here are some of the things we’re thankful for:

Our customers.

We are truly grateful to you for choosing us as your service provider and giving us the opportunity to grow and evolve. None of our achievements would have been possible without you and your unwavering support during our brand’s transition. We will continue to work hard to meet and exceed your expectations in 2019.

Our 48forty colleagues.

There is tremendous talent and experience across our company, 2,450 hardworking employees to be exact. Some of our pallet builders have been with us more than 30 years! I am so honored to work with such a diverse and supportive team. It makes people look forward to coming to work.

Job and career opportunities.

Careers within 48forty range from management, IT, supply chain, logistics, administrative, drivers, and plant laborer roles. People with little experience can get a job with 48forty, earn a good wage and advance. Our internal HR and executive teams believe in growing from within the organization, giving many of us the opportunity to work hard, learn, grow, and be recognized for our efforts.

Private fleet.

Our customers look to us to get their pallets delivered and retrieved quickly. We’re fortunate to have our own fleet of tractors and trailers in all our locations ready to roll 24/7 rather than having to rely on third parting trucking firms. Having guaranteed capacity for deliveries and drop-and-hook along with the ability to provide real-time tracking information on our loads are true customer benefits


We are lucky to have a great IT team committed to providing exceptional internal and external customer support. A perfect example is PalTrax®, our online order and access customer portal, as well as our electronic bills of lading that make life so much easier for our customers and us.


As we get ready to enjoy Thanksgiving and the holiday weekend full of food, family and friends, 48forty thanks our customers, colleagues and partners. Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

And, if your palate is calling for another piece of pumpkin pie, go for it! You deserve it!

Want 48forty to collect your post-holiday used pallets? Contact us here or give us a call at 1.877.779.8577