Western Pallet Magazine May 2020 - Page 17

MAY 2020

WPA-member Vecoplan Midwest, LLC, a subsidiary of Vecoplan LLC, has established a program to help organizations that are handling the COVID-19 pandemic. The company is offering to donate 5% of the revenue from each order it receives through June 30, up to $5,000 per order.

Customers who order and pay-in-full equipment from Vecoplan by June 30 may select the charity to receive the donation. The donation will be made in the customer’s name or as an anonymous donor, whichever the customer prefers. If no charity is chosen, and due to the fluidity of issues caused by the pandemic, Vecoplan will select a charity on behalf the customer.

Vecoplan has remained open and operating during the pandemic shutdown in order to support critical infrastructure workers in industries such as logistics, manufacturing, energy, and agriculture. The company implemented in March protocols for its employees and facilities including shelter-in-place and travel bans, regular workplace sanitization, prohibiting visitors, and disinfecting equipment before shipment.

Vecoplan Midwest, LLC is a subsidiary of North Carolina-based Vecoplan, LLC, both of which are part of Vecoplan AG located in Germany. The companies manufacture industrial and mobile shredding systems for size reduction of virtually any material, selling into plastics, wood, recycling, and waste markets. The Vecoplan Midwest office focuses on the wood and biomass business, and sells pelletizing equipment in addition to shredding systems.

Vecoplan Midwest Commits to Donate for COVID-19 Relief

Kamps Pallets Expands into Georgia with Key Atlanta Acquisitions

WPA-member Kamps Pallets has announced the acquisition of Green Trip Recycling, located in Atlanta, Georgia. This transaction marks the 26th physically owned or operated location nationally for the company. It is the first location for Kamps in the state of Georgia.

Green Trip Recycling has been in business since 2013. The company manufactures products that mirror the core competencies of Kamps. Products include reconditioned and remanufactured pallets, new custom pallets, and wooden crates. Green Trip

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also has a grinder on-site to handle all wood waste generated out of the plant.

According to a release from Kamps, the acquisition checks off multiple strategic goals of the company, including the ability to further build upon the national success of its pallet division, expand into a thriving market, and provide direct support to existing customers in the area.