PECO Pallet Crossing Borders
Pallet manufacturer PECO Pallet has begun shipping its red wood block pallets to manufacturers and retailers in Mexico.
“This represents the next step in our company’s service expansion,” said David Lee, CEO of PECO Pallet. “Manufacturers and retailers throughout Mexico will now have the opportunity to partner with a pallet provider that is committed to providing high quality pallets and customer service.”
In December 2010, the company registered “PECO Pallet México” as a legal entity and an authorized Importer of Record, which enables PECO’s customers to transport goods on PECO pallets across the U.S. border to and from Mexico.
Additionally, PECO has established a manufacturing base in Mexico, with a plant in Guadalajara that will manufacture, repair, and store its pallets. Pallets built in Mexico can be shipped either to the U.S. or to Mexico, depending on customer needs, according to the company. To comply with international regulations, PECO applies certified heat treatments to all pallets shipping into Mexico and also to pallets shipping back to the United States.
PECO customers have already begun shipping on PECO pallets into Costco Wholesale’s five locations in Baja California and its 27 other stores throughout Mexico.
Yonkers, N.Y.-based PECO maintains over 300 service centers and manufacturing plants throughout North America.