Media Coverage Report: PALLETONE/BAY WOOD PRODUCTS

Sept 12, 2019

  • Lagniappe Mobile - Jimmy Wilson, founder of Bay Wood Products with a group of investor 25 years ago, will remian as general manager. PalletOne also owns another Alabama-based pallet manufacturing plant in Selma.

Sept 9, 2019

Sept 6, 2019

Sept 3, 2019

AMERICA’S LARGEST NEW PALLET MANUFACTURER, PALLETONE INC. ACQUIRES ALABAMA-BASED BAY WOOD PRODUCTS


PalletOne CEO Howe Wallace (left) with Bay Wood Products founder Jimmy Wilson (right) announced the acquisition of Bay Wood Products by PalletOne Inc. j wilson(Photo: Jimmy Wilson)
wallace(Photo: Howe Wallace)

PalletOne More Than Doubles Its Wood Pallet Manufacturing Capacity in AL with Acquisition

ROBERTSDALE, Alabama (Sept. 3, 2019) - PalletOne, Inc., America’s largest new pallet manufacturer, has purchased Bay Wood Products Inc., a pallet and crate manufacturing business located in Baldwin County on the Alabama Gulf Coast.

“In my heart of hearts, I knew PalletOne was the best option for our employees, customers and the community,” said Jimmy Wilson, founder and a former owner of Bay Wood Products. “They understand what we do, and they know our industry. As I was looking at succession plans, it was very important to me to leave our employees in good hands.”

Wilson, who founded Bay Wood Products with a group of investors 25 years ago, said he would remain as general manager of the Baldwin County business. PalletOne owns another pallet manufacturing plant in Selma, Alabama.

“We are very pleased to welcome such a well-run operation in the southern Alabama market,” said PalletOne CEO Howe Wallace. “Jimmy and the Bay Wood team are well respected in our industry. It’s an honor to move forward with them.”

Founded Aug. 31, 1994, exactly 25 years to the day of the acquisition, Bay Wood Products serves clients across the U.S. with a global reach. Producing 190 truckloads of pallets per month, the 20-acre facility manufactures wooden pallets, rough-cut lumber, custom crates and mulch. In recent years, sales have reached $23 million annually.

With the acquisition, Wallace said, the southern Alabama market could see an expansion of products and services, including industrial recycling. Speaking to a group of Bay Wood employees in mid-August, Wilson and Wallace answered questions together about the pending sale, then Wallace shared PalletOne's mission: “We strive to be the best blue-collar employer in the markets we serve.”

Wooden pallets are an $11 billion annual industry in the United States, employing about 67,000 men and women, according to 2016 data from the National Wooden Pallet and Container Association. On any given day, there are approximately 1.8 billion wood pallets carrying goods in the U.S.

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Letter from Founder and President, Jimmy Wilson

jimmy wilson

September 3, 2019

Dear Friends,

For several years, I have been carefully considering a succession plan for Bay Wood Products, the company I founded with a group of investors 25 years ago on August 31, 1994. Time and time again, I came back to one company who stood out from the rest.

I'm delighted to let you know that exactly 25 years to the day that we started Bay Wood Products here in Robertsdale, Alabama, I have more good news to share. PalletOne, Inc., America’s largest new pallet manufacturer, has purchased Bay Wood. I will stay on as general manager of the PalletOne Baldwin County location.

In my heart of hearts, I know PalletOne is the best option for our employees, customers and the community. They understand what we do, and they know our industry. It was very important for me to leave our employees, customers and vendors in good hands.

PalletOne is led by CEO Howe Wallace, someone I have known and respected for more than 20 years. It will be an honor to go to work for a company and leadership team that I have such admiration for. I am confident we will continue to see great things from our plant and the newly formed business.

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$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