A Word From Our President
Dec 5, 2016 | From the Desk of Jimmy Wilson, President of Bay Wood Products
This fall, as work on our plant expansion continues in Baldwin County, AL, I joined a group of more than 200 others on a National Wooden Pallet and Container Association (NWPCA) tour on the west coast to learn about how our industry peers best meet with shipping and packaging needs of customers.
The trip included an unforgettable visit to a vegetable farm in Salinas, California, where we watched in awe as heads of lettuce were sliced from the soil then quickly packaged by skilled workers just steps away from where the plants bloomed. This important produce was then packaged and delivered straight to the customer's destination with none other than wooden pallets from our colleagues, Valley Pallets. Seeing men and women expertly harvest lettuce, and later stalks of celery on the faraway farm, reminded me of how important our own organization’s team members are to the success of our businesses back home. It’s vital to continually cultivate and develop the strengths of our teams as we look ahead to a promising future.