Media Coverage Of Congressman Bryne Visit to Robertsdale Pallet Manufacturing Plant

Several news sources covered the tour of Congressman Bradley Bryne to the Bay Wood Products pallet manufacturing plant in Robertsdale, AL on May 27. 

The news outlets include:

AL.com – Congressman Bradley Byrne to tour Bay Wood Products plant in Robertsdale on May 27

Gulf Coast News Today — Congressman Bradley Byrne visits Bay Wood Products in Baldwin County

Gulf Coast News Today — Bradley Byrne Tours Bay Wood Products

WSFA News 12 — Congressman Bradley Byrne toured Robertsdale pallet manufacturing plant

WALA Fox 10 — Congressman Bradley Byrne toured Robertsdale pallet manufacturing plant

WBRC Fox 6 — Congressman Bradley Byrne toured Robertsdale pallet manufacturing plant

WKRG News 5 (no link available)

FM 106.5 Talk Coverage (no link available)

Mississippi News Now — Congressman Bradley Byrne toured Robertsdale pallet manufacturing plant

Congressman Bradley Byrne toured Robertsdale pallet manufacturing plant Wednesday

ROBERTSDALE, Alabama -- Congressmen Bradley Byrne, R-AL, visited a Baldwin County business Wednesday which produces up to 95,000 wooden pallets and shipping containers a month to industries across the Gulf Coast.

Bradley Bryne

The squeals of saws and pops of pneumatic nail guns grew quiet as Byrne met with employees and addressed their concerns about everything from forestry issues to a longer snapper season to what he was doing in Washington to help veterans see doctors more quickly when they were sick.

Jimmy Wilson

“I really appreciate the opportunity to be here,” Byrne said. “I can do my job better in Washington every day if I have a better understanding of what you are doing here.”

Byrne spent more than an hour touring Bay Wood Products, Inc., with its founder and president, Jimmy Wilson. They walked across much of the 20-acre site off I-10 in Baldwin County, discussing Baywood’s place in the $11.5 billion wooden pallet and container industry.

“It really gave our workers a chance to have a voice they normally wouldn’t have,” Wilson said of the Congressman’s visit. “They asked some great questions.”

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CONGRESSIONAL VISIT TO BAY WOOD PRODUCTS OF ROBERTSDALE, AL

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.

Bradley Bryne

“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)

Jimmy Wilson

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.

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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