Friday, August 22, 2008

Cutter Lumber Co. Pallets


All those thousands of pallets scooped up by thousands of forklift drivers in warehouses from here to Timbuktu have to come from somewhere. Cutter Lumber, just to the west of town, is one of the manufacturers. I found truckloads of them, ready to ship out.

I'll be out of town for a few days - Mom's 80th birthday!

11 comments:

Marylène said...

A good example of globalization !
They are exactly the same all over the world !
They have to be, since goods now are to travel worldwide. When profit is at stake, people manage to come to an agreement.
Why not for everything else !!!!!

Saretta said...

Interesting visual!

Jim said...

Happy Birthday Mom. We have a pallet company in Terrell. I hate getting behind these on the highway.

Halcyon said...

Neat! I wonder if any will make it here to our warehouse.

Laurie said...

I love this graphic shot, Elaine. It's like a wooden, geometric beehive.

Happy birthday to your Mom!

Ernie Branscomb said...

I always wondered what a pallet load of pallets would look like.

Kim said...

Happy, happy birthday to your mom!
I got a kick out of Ernie's comment! And then I started to think about Laurie's observation and wondering what life would be like for bees if they made rectangular holes in their hives instead of hexagons. . . As my dad used to tell me, "that's what happens when you think!" :-)
-Kim

Petrea said...

My kind of shot. I love the patterning and symmetry.

Kim, very funny!

USelaine said...

Marylène - I guess once they standardized the forklifts, they could standardize everything around them. I wonder if they ever make them from anything but wood.

Saretta, Petrea - Thanks! The patterns got my attention too.

Jim - That hasn't happened to me yet, but I don't get out of town very often. It's actually a pretty small operation here.

Halcyon - If Terrell Texas runs out, you know where to find more!

Laurie - That would be a serious city full of bees! We can hope.

Ernie - Who knew a blog could fulfill such a wondering!

Kim - I love it when you think. 8^)

Thank you for your greetings to Mom. She is now officially 80.

Chuck Pefley said...

I love repetitive patterns. This reminds me of the song by Malvina Reynolds, Little Boxes :)

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