The Rock, a Kamps Company, is one of the largest single-location manufacturers of pallets and crates in the United States. Operating in over 300,000 sq. ft. our Coatesville, PA facility has nine automated nailing machines capable of producing in excess of 120,000 pallets a week. We operate seven heat-treating kilns. We have the ability to not just heat treat but to dry pallets as well. We treat between 12,000-16,000 pallets a day to comply with ISPM 15. The plant has five sawing lines that cut 1 million board feet of lumber per week along with 100,000 sq. ft. of indoor warehouse space. The Rock manages our own fleet of over 65 power units and 300 trailers that service the Eastern corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts. All of this allows us to deliver high-quality products at a competitive price.

Consistently achieving the highest level of production is only possible with the right building and the best equipment. The Rock has forged relationships and aligned itself with recognized leaders in every aspect of the wooden pallet industry including high-volume cutting, new pallet assembly, heat treatment, and cutting-edge pallet-related technologies. The production team possesses an impressive lineup of equipment, representing the most advanced state-of-the-art technology and design anywhere.  Prospective customers witness first-hand for themselves what is possible in high-volume production.


The saw room is where efficiency begins. Our facility features 5 custom sawing lines that can cut 1 million board feet of raw material lumber per week as well as an automated 4 way notching machine that can notch 5,000 stringers per hour.  Each line features automated stackers to improve sorting, sawdust removal and speed. Three of our saw lines are set up with a gang saw and a band saw on the same conveyor. We are able to trim cut, plane, and split material all on one line. This set up give us the flexibility to receive multi dimension cants and boards from our mills. The saw room has two dust collection systems that are attached to each saw line feeding large collection bins that are housing 300-500 cubic yards of sawdust to be recycled and repurposed daily.   


We have 12 nailing machines capable of producing over 100,000 pallets per week.  This is one of the largest collections of automated nailing machines under one roof  in the United States. Our high speed machines give us the capability to make stringer pallets, block pallets and combo pallets utilizing recycled and new material.  These automated nailing machines have the flexibility to nail as large as a 72 x 60 pallet down to the smallest size of a 20 x 20 offering an efficient competitive option for our customers.  Pallet branding and stenciling are custom options that can be done with ease on any of the nailing machine lines.  


Heat Treated Pallets / ISPM 15 Compliant Pallets / Export  Pallets If you ship your products outside the US, the pallets you use will be required to comply with the International Phytosanitary Measure known as ISPM 15. Compliance involves “Heat Treating” pallets to reduce the risk of introduction and/or spread of quarantined pests. Our seven kilns are poised to handle even the largest pallet users needs quickly and efficiently.

ISPM 15: Developed by the IPPC that directly addresses the need to treat wood materials of a thickness greater than 6mm, used to ship products between countries. It affects all wood packaging material (pallets, crates, dunnages, etc)requiring that they be treated with heat or fumigated with methyl bromide and marked, often branded, with a seal of compliance. This seal of compliance is colloquially known as the “bug stamp.” Products exempt from the ISPM 15 are made from alternative material, like paper, plastic or manufactured wood products (eg. plywood)


At The Rock, we conduct ourselves with integrity in all we do and that includes our environmental stance. We feel the responsibility that comes from using natural materials, and we take the preservation of those natural resources seriously. Our Green Responsibility policy is simple:

New Pallets:

  • The Rock is a consumer of the lowest-grade lumber, utilizing huge volumes of material rejected by all other industry
  • Raw material inventory is primarily made up of Appalachian Hardwood, certified “Sustainable” Forest by the USFS
  • Reclaim/Recovery bins are at every station in our facility to make sure we get the most out of every foot of wood we receive
  • We are dedicated to and support the “Strategic Forestry Initiative” of reforestation and responsible forest practices
  • All imported wood comes from genetically engineered plantation-grown trees. No lumber ever comes from the rainforest

Used Pallets:

  • The Rock receives rejected pallets and wood waste from many locations, preventing it from going to landfills
  • All material is separated and viewed to determine what can be reclaimed from every piece of wood
  • Used pallets, once collected and sorted, are then recycled, repaired, reused, and remanufactured
  • Any material ultimately classified as waste is ground into landscape mulch

What could be more environmentally friendly than that?


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