Congressman Bradley Byrne’s Plant Tour Scheduled for May 27
ROBERTSDALE, Ala. (May 15, 2015) -- Congressmen Bradley Byrne, R-AL, is scheduled to visit Bay Wood Products, Inc., from 10:00-11:00 a.m. CT on May 27, 2015, to tour the 20-acre site and learn more about the $11.5 billion wooden pallet and container industry in the U.S. and worldwide.
“I always enjoy visiting local businesses to learn more about their operation and how policies in Washington impact businesses on the Gulf Coast. My visit to Bay Wood Products is no different. I look forward to visiting with Mr. Wilson, meeting some of his employees, and learning more about his impressive business.” – Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL)
Baldwin County-based Bay Wood Products’ Founder and President Jimmy Wilson said he hopes the Congressman’s visit will allow him to gain a better understanding of the sometimes complex issues facing small business owners, including the 625 who belong to the National Wooden Pallet & Container Association (NWPCA). Wilson previously served on NWPCA’s Board of Directors, and continues to work to raise awareness about the wooden pallet industry and its broad impacts on the Alabama Gulf Coast and beyond. (Photo: Jimmy Wilson)
While wooden pallets literally move most products across the globe, the industry often remains a mystery to those not directly involved in it. Statistics show the vast majority of consumer and manufacturing goods, domestically and internationally, move on pallets, with 94% of all pallets crafted from wood. The wooden pallet industry is an $11.5 billion American success story with nearly 3,000 mostly small family businesses operating in all 50 states.