A Word From Our President - December 2016

A Word From Our President

 Dec 5, 2016 | From the Desk of Jimmy Wilson, President of Bay Wood Products

jimmywilsonThis 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.

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ChrisPatilloROBERTSDALE, Ala. (Sept. 9, 2016) -- Bay Wood Products, Inc., one of the largest single-site manufacturers of wooden pallets in Alabama and Mississippi, is pleased to announce the addition of Chris Patillo as Facility Manager for the 130-employee business in Baldwin County.

Patillo, already on the job, is responsible for ensuring that all equipment is running at peak performance so orders can be completed safely and on time. He also has been tasked with establishing and building a preventive maintenance program for the business.

“Chris is already doing a great job managing our plant,” said Bay Wood Products President, and Founder, Jimmy Wilson. “His attention to detail and strong worth ethic make him a great fit for our management and plant teams.”

Chris said the opportunity to make a positive impact at a well-established manufacturing business drew him to the company. “I really enjoy working for and with the people of Bay Wood,” he said. “Everyone is very knowledgeable and not afraid to get their hands dirty, when needed, and work hard to achieve the same goal.”

Patillo is a graduate of George Stone Technical College and holds a journeyman electrical license. He and his wife, Jessica, have two children. They live in Cantonment, Fla.

Founded 22 years ago, Bay Wood products recently expanded its leadership team as the company continues to experience increased demand for its products. A new plant addition, dedicated to custom hand-built wooden pallets, is expected to be complete by December 2016.