Serving the Northern California Region Since 1992 ● 4043 Crows Landing Road, Modesto, CA ● (209) 538-5844


News and Developments:

United Pallet Services hires dedicated Customer Service Representative


We are very excited to welcome Shannon Ownby to our United Pallet Services team. Shannon will be a dedicated contact for our customers to schedule orders, get delivery information, receive a quote, as well as many other things. Shannon has come to us with a great deal of experience and will be a valuable asset to serve our customers in the best possible way.



United Pallet Services invests in three Master Recycler automated nailing machines


We have made a major investment in our custom manufacturing abilities by installing three automated nailing machines from Midwest Machinery.  These Master Recyclers will boost our manufactering capabilites and increase our effeciency all the while making our plant safer.  The major advantage of operating equipment like this is that it takes strain of nailing and flipping the pallet off the builders and puts it on the machine.



United Pallet Services promotes from within for new Production Manager position


Please help us congratulate Lucy Jorge. Lucy has been promoted to the newly created role of Production Manager here at United Pallet Services! Lucy will be in charge of overseeing all production and delivery for United Pallet Services and will be working closely with all supervisors to help and support them. Lucy has been a team-member for over 9 years working first as an Office Assistant and then as our Dispatcher. She has worked incredibly hard during that time. Congratulations Lucy! Thanks for being a part of our team! 



A Letter from our President on Plans to Avoid Potential COVID-19 Supply Chain Disruptions


March 13, 2020


To our valued customers, vendors and employees:


United Pallet Services, Inc. has been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID–19) health situation and is working diligently to keep our employees healthy and safe. One of our core values that we live by is “People First” and we take this pledge very seriously. At this time, we are pleased to report that currently none of our employees or their families have been affected by COVID-19.


We would like to keep you informed about the measures that we are taking as a company to help provide our employees with proper guidance on good hygiene practices.  These include:

  • Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching one’s eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces regularly
  • In cases where something cannot be disinfected, wear gloves 
  • Using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available

We have also outlined the following necessary steps to avoid spreading the virus if symptoms arise in a team member:

  • If one exhibits fever, cough, or shortness of breath to stay home and call their doctor


United Pallet Services, Inc. will continue to monitor developments of the Coronavirus for the purpose of keeping our team well-informed of our plan, while also trying to ensure that there are not any disruptions in the sourcing, management or delivery of our products.


Please know that at this time, we feel very confident that we are well equipped to work through this situation without any major disruptions. If this changes, we will let you know as quickly as possible.


Thank you,


Callen Cochran



United Pallet Services hires Director of Operations


We are excited to announce the hiring of Brian Towell as our new Director of Operations here at United Pallet Services, Inc. This is a new position for our company that will serve as the lead for plant operations with responsibility for all production, labor, inventory, quality control and safety measures. Brian will focus his time and attention to maintain and enhance all aspects of productivity, specifically directed at the design, planning and improvement of systems. Brian comes to United Pallet Services with more than 14 years of management experience, with much of that in the 3PL industry. Brian will be a great addition to United Pallet Services and we are proud to welcome him as our newest team member.  



United Pallet Services is a proud supporter of the Nature's Packaging Initiative


Nature’s Packaging is a North American initiative to develop and deliver sound, fact-based materials on the environmental opportunities associated with your wood packaging selection decisions. It is our firm belief this information will lead to your expanded use of wood packaging, and collectively we’ll improve the environment while addressing the growing needs of global distribution. The vast majority of consumer and manufacturing goods, domestically and internationally, move because of wooden pallets, crates, boxes and bins, and for good reason, they are an exceptionally strong, economical, durable, flexible, safe and a sustainable choice.  


Get more information about Nature's Packaging here.

United Pallet Services is now part of the USDA's BioPreferred program.


We are pleased to announce that we are now allowed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide wood pallets that are certified as a USDA Certified Biobased Product. Biobased products are derived from plants and other renewable agricultural, marine, and forestry materials. Pallets designed with our help through the Pallet Design SystemTM (PDS) program are approved as 100% biobased and we can now label them as such. For information about the USDA BioPreferred Program, click here.   

United Pallet Services/pointGUARD to Partner with Virginia Tech University's CPULD for PROMAT 2015 Pallet Education Session


United Pallet Services, Inc., makers of the pointGUARD Pallet Protector, is partnering up once again with the Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design (CPULD) at Virginia Teach University to present another education presentation, this time during the PROMAT Trade Show, to be held March 23rd - 26th, 2015. With the goal of educating the material handling audience on enhancing the strength of wooden pallets to make them more resusable, the session will be part of the PROMAT Educational Conference lineup that will offer over 100 expert-led sessions conveying a broad array of supply chain, material handling and logistics topics.  Sessions are offered free to the registered show attendees. For more information, click here.

The pointGUARD® Pallet Protection Systems Global Team Convenes in Atlanta for Collaboration Meeting


United Pallet Services, Inc. hosted the first ever Collaboration Meeting for it's pointGUARD product, which brought together the patent holders, license holders, and United Pallet Services staff for the purpose of making the product the best and most effecient that it can be.  Read more about it here.



The pointGUARD® Grows Footprint with European Expansion


United Pallet Services, Inc. officially signed off on a license agreement that grants ILS Global GmbH - Innovative Logistic Solutions of Zag, Switzerland exclusive rights to sell, market and manufacture the pointGUARD products in Europe, Russia and Israel.  Find out more here.



The pointGUARD® Expands Reach Into Latin America

With the formal signing of the License Agreement with Grupo Mitasa, United Pallet Services, Inc. is now expanding into Central America, Mexico, The Caribbean and South America with it's pointGUARD® product.  Find out more here.

United Pallet Services, Inc., was given the 3rd place award at The Recycling Innovators Forum on August 26th in Louisville, Kentucky. 


United Pallet Services, Inc. entered the competition with The pointGUARD, its plastic protection device that attaches to the entry points of a wood pallet. It is made of recycled polypropylene that comes from a post-industrial blend of rigid packaging from the electronic industry. This attachment protects the pallet from forklift and strapping damage. Find out more information here.

United Pallet Services, Inc. joins the RPA (Reusable Packaging Association) to partner with other dynamic com­pa­nies who are focused on the sus­tain­able trans­port of goods and ser­vices.

The Reusable Pack­ag­ing Asso­ci­a­tion (RPA) is a col­lab­o­ra­tion between sup­ply chain part­ners, includ­ing man­u­fac­tur­ers, pool­ers, dis­trib­u­tors, retail­ers, edu­ca­tors, and pol­i­cy­mak­ers, to pro­mote the envi­ron­men­tal, safety, and eco­nomic ben­e­fits of reusable packaging.  Find out more at or to read the press release, click here.

At United Pallet Services, Inc., we are constantly looking for ways to improve upon a pallet.  For the last 2 years, we have been in the development stage of an innovative new plastic pallet guard.  Designed to reduce pallet damage at the entry points, The pointGUARD pallet protector has proven to increase the life of a wood pallet by 5X or more.  Find out more information and see all of our testing at Virginia Tech University by visiting our pointGUARD website.

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