Box Blog

Monday, October 28, 2013
More help
...we customize the LIFT™ Pallet to hold small refrigerators and freezers, to elevate a product display in a store, to cushion electronics and so much more. Call to discuss your product shipping needs. We can design a solution just for you.

Monday, October 14, 2013
We can help
Don't worry if your product doesn't fit neatly in a box that is banded on a square pallet (although, we do that, too). We make 84" long pallets to hold flooring material and refrigerator panels, 94" heavy duty pallets to transport coffins (empty ones),- (more to follow)

Monday, October 7, 2013
Shipping by Air
The LIFT™ Pallet is an excellent choice for air shipment. The lightweight advantage of corrugated will reduce freight costs and allow you to ship more product. We can customize the pallet to your needs up to a maximum size of 54" x 120".

Monday, September 23, 2013
USA Proud
In addition to the numerous advantages of our corrugated packaging and corrugated LIFT™ Pallets, we are proud to say that they're all Made in the USA.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Two or four
The LIFT™ Pallet can be customized to your product's size, weight and delivery requirements. For ease in moving the LIFT™ Pallet, the standard two-way entry can be modified for four-way access.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Recycling works, twice
The paper used to manufacture our corrugated boxes and LIFT™ pallets is 100% recyclable. Recycling pays twice, first, generating recycling revenue for your business and, second, paying it forward for future generations.

Monday, August 12, 2013
Reduce exporting costs
Export regulations state that every shipment on wood needs "bug stamped" indicating a heat treating or fumigating process, which is an added cost. Paper pallets are export regulation exempt, reducing export shipping costs.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Go anywhere
Just as our boxes can hold your product and be shipped anywhere, so can our LIFT™ Pallets. A fully loaded LIFT™ Pallet that will hold as much as 3,500 lbs. or more can be shipped by truck, rail, cargo ships and aircraft.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
No more Ouch!
We all try to avoid injuries whether they be major, such as a back injury due to a ruptured disk, or minor, a sliver from a piece of wood. By using a lightweight, wood free LIFT™ Pallet you'll be rewarded with no more injuries.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Are you having trouble with mold on your wood pallets? LIFT™ Pallets are made from corrugated paper and aren't as susceptible to mold issues connected with improperly dried wooden pallets.

Monday, July 1, 2013
No Contamination
LIFT™ Pallets are made entirely from corrugated paper. They do not have the chemical leeching problems associated with plastic pallets. As a result, the LIFT™ Pallet keeps your product safe from contamination.

Monday, June 10, 2013
Areas we ship to
Our manufacturing facilities are located in western Pennsylvania but our boxes and corrugated LIFT™ Pallets are used around the United States and are globally accepted.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Made to order
Corrugated fiberboard boxes come in a multitude of shapes and sizes for an infinite number of purposes. We carry a variety of stock boxes based on frequently requested sizes and will also custom size a box for your unique purpose.

Thursday, May 23, 2013
As we approach Memorial Day, reflect on the sacrifice made by members of the United States Armed Forces. Remember those who gave their lives and resolve not to let their sacrifice be in vain but to continue to fight for liberty and justice for all.

Monday, May 6, 2013
Cardboard or corrugated
Cardboard is a generic term for a stiff, heavy-duty paper. Corrugated fiberboard is a combination of paper-based material, usually two flat liners and one inner fluted corrugated medium, which is commonly used for making corrugated boxes.

Monday, April 22, 2013
Lighten up
Many companies regularly ship lightweight loads on a heavy wood pallet. Switch to the LIFT™ Pallet and you can still ship heavy loads, if needed, but you won't be paying for the extra weight on your lighter loads.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
‘Green' LIFT™ Pallet
Is your company ‘green' or going ‘green'? Our corrugated paper pallet is 100% recyclable making it easy on the environment. And, at 75% lighter than traditional pallets, helps to reduce pollution by lowering carbon emissions.

Monday, April 1, 2013
Recycling Cash
The LIFT™ Pallet is 100% recyclable. Put them to work in your business then use them to earn recycling dollars on OCC (Old Corrugated Containers) instead of paying a landfill fee to dispose of traditional pallets.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
'Hoppy' Easter
Spring is here and with it comes Easter. From all of us at St. Marys Box Co., may you have many wonderful Easter blessings. Rejoice, celebrate, and enjoy a very Happy Easter!

Monday, March 18, 2013
Industries we serve
We serve a variety of industries including the Powdered Metal industry, Food & Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Retail and Automotive industries as well as those in the Electronics, Plastics, Refrigeration and Furniture & Flooring sectors, just to name a few.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Save time and money
Spending too much time (and money) to sort, store, repair and clean up after wood pallets? Simplify by switching to a corrugated paper pallet. You'll be glad you did.

Monday, March 4, 2013
Space Saving
LIFT™ Pallets are available as components that can easily be assembled at your location. Maximize trailer and warehouse space making shipping and storing more efficient and cost effective.

Monday, February 25, 2013
LOOK! No Gaps
The deck of our LIFT™ Pallet does not have any gaps like those between the boards on a wooden pallet. Our wrapped corrugated paper deck provides 100% coverage and eliminates potential product damage.

Monday, February 11, 2013
Safe from cross contamination
Corrugated paper is a clean, sterile material that does not have the debris and cross contamination that wood pallets can carry. This makes our LIFT™ Pallets hygienic so that they don't cause damage to the product they're supposed to protect.

Monday, February 4, 2013
Additional protection
By using corrugated paper pallets during shipping, shocks and vibrations are reduced by 50%. This cushioning feature will minimize or even eliminate product damages when your products are shipped on our LIFT™ Pallet made from 100% corrugated paper products.

Monday, January 28, 2013
Safe for your product
Protecting your product is easier with a LIFT™ pallet. There are no nails or broken boards to scratch or puncture your product or its packaging ensuring that more of your product arrives safely intact.

Monday, January 21, 2013
Safe for you
LIFT™ Pallets are free of nails and splinters making them safe to handle, and, because they are lightweight, they are much easier to move around, which leads to less injury, fewer workman's compensation claims and more productivity.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Exporting 102
Using LIFT™ Pallets for exporting are a cost effective measure, as they do not have to be inspected, heat-treated or fumigated. All these required processes are an additional expense when using wood pallets.

Monday, January 7, 2013
Exporting 101
Export regulations on wooden pallets are strict in order to control the spread of insects. Our LIFT™ Pallets are exempt from export regulation as they do not provide a habitat or food source for pests that eat or burrow into wood.

Thursday, December 20, 2012
Ho, ho, ho!
Here's to a holiday blessed with family, friends and fellowship, and, peace to all in the New Year. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from your friends at St. Marys Box Company. See you in 2013!

Monday, December 10, 2012
Over and over
The LIFT™ Pallet is strong, durable and reusable. With proper handling, the LIFT™ Pallet can be used multiple times whether it is to move material internally along a production line or reused for numerous deliveries.

Monday, December 3, 2012
The Penny Pincher Pallet™ needed a new name, one that reflected its many beneficial properties. Beginning in 2010, we rebranded the second generation Penny Pincher Pallet™ as the LIFT™ Pallet, Lightweight, Innovative, Freight Technology.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
A new deck
Recognizing the advantages of the WRL, we began using full size WRL blanks as the top deck of the pallet, which gave the pallet additional strength. This innovation eliminated the need for a bottom deck.

Monday, November 19, 2012
Gobble, gobble!
We are thankful for talented and dedicated employees that have helped make this 55-year old company what it is today. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at St. Marys Box Company to all of you!

Monday, November 12, 2012
The WRL™
The runners/stringers of wrapped corrugated board are trademarked Wood Replacement Logs, WRLs. They are strong, like wood, but easily customized to fit a customer's specific needs by varying the number of wraps, the height and the length.

Monday, November 5, 2012
Putting it together
We layered the corrugated board using a patented process for creating one continuous piece, cut those layers to create the runners/stringers of the pallet, anchored them between a corrugated board top and bottom deck and, in 2003, we called it the Penny Pincher Pallet™, the first generation of our corrugated pallet.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Facts about Flutes
Did you know that the strength in corrugated material comes from the flutes, which are actually a series of cylinders? Corrugated material is strong yet extremely lightweight, especially when compared to wood.

Monday, October 22, 2012
We set a goal
We had a goal, to create a shipping pallet made of corrugated. In the late 1990's we set out to develop a Fully Recyclable Pallet. We succeeded with a pallet that will hold more than 5,000 pounds.

Thursday, October 18, 2012
This is where we will be posting our weekly blog posts to keep our customer and friends updated on developments in the corrugated pallet field. - Best Regards, - Saint Marys Box Company