The Bay Wood Vision for the Future:  To strengthen Bay Wood’s reputation as the best wooden pallet manufacturer in the mid-Gulf Coast region through outstanding service and superior craftsmanship.

The Bay Wood Story

Founded in August, 1994, Bay Wood Products Inc. marks 23 years in business in 2017 with new customers and continued growth, according to Founder and President Jimmy Wilson.

Recognized as one of the largest single site producers of wooden pallets, dunnage, custom crates, and specialty products in Alabama and the Mississippi/Florida Gulf Coast, the privately held firm employs more than 130 men and women at its 20-acre site off I-10 in Robertsdale, Alabama.

In 2008, Bay Wood reported $12 million in annual revenue. By 2013, annual revenues exceeded $20 million, Wilson said. "I never would have dreamed it would have grown to be this size. I thought if I could get to $10 million in sales I would have arrived. We went by that figure screaming." To-date, Bay Wood continues to maintain that same position.

In 1995, the year after Bay Wood opened, the business was manufacturing an average of 35 truckloads of wooden pallets a month. In 2017, the company produced 190 truckloads of pallets per month. On average, the Bay Wood Products team produces 2.5 million board feet of lumber a month resulting in an average of 95,000 pallets every month.

Under Wilson's leadership and specialized management team, the business has continued to expand. Bay Wood launched a new division in 2014, now recycling up to 60 tons of wood scraps a day. The company invested in an industrial grinder to make sawdust for the biofuel market and mulch for landscaping.

 

Bay Wood Products through the Years


2017

To better meet the needs of its customers, a new Pacific Nail Gun was purchased.


2016

Construction completed on a third plant at Bay Wood’s 20-acre site. Now averaging 95,000 pallets per month.


2016

Construction underway for third plant at Bay Wood’s 20-acre site as demand for custom wooden pallets increases. Now averaging 95,000 pallets per month.


2015

A visit by Congressman Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., on May 27, 2015, results in positive national policy changes benefitting manufacturers and those who use wooden pallets and crates.


August 2014

Celebrates 20 years in business in Baldwin County.


July 2014

Launches new biofuel and mulch division, as plant produces up to 60 tons of scrap wood daily. Averaging 190 truckloads of pallets a month.


2012

Founder and President Jimmy Wilson elected to National Wood Pallet and Container Association for three-year Board of Director's term.


2008

Installs second heat-treating unit, now treating up to 80% of inventory. Purchased GBN nailing machine – again, in response to increased customer demand.


2006

Merges with Pensacola Skid & Pallet merges. Employee ranks expand again.


2003-2004

Installs first heat-treating unit.


2002

Purchases new Viking nailing machine in response to increased customer demand.


2001

Demand for plywood boxes and crates increase as new businesses locate in Baldwin County.


2000

Constructs second plant at the Baldwin County site, primarily for recycling. Employees now total 40.


1995

Reports annual revenues of $2 million. Averages 35 truckloads of wooden pallets a month.


1994

Opens with a staff of 19 on 20 acres in Robertsdale, Alabama.

 


$1.5 million in
raw materials on site


$20 million
annual revenue


190 truckloads of
pallets monthly


Recycles up to 60
tons of wood scraps daily