Paramount Pallet Selects Ross Beverley to Lead New Pallet Manufacturing

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Paramount Pallet, Inc. ('Paramount') announced today that it has recently hired Ross Beverley, former president and owner of Kenleigh Wood Products Inc., to lead its New Pallet Manufacturing initiatives. The Company is adding new pallet manufacturing services and heat-treated (HT) wood packaging for export to its complement of pooled pallet and pallet recycling services.

Paramount Pallet, Inc. (“Paramount”) announced today that it has recently hired Ross Beverley, former president and owner of Kenleigh Wood Products Inc., to lead its New Pallet Manufacturing initiatives.

The Company is adding new pallet manufacturing services to its complement of pallet recycling services as well as its CPC pooled pallet offering. Mr. Beverley's position was created earlier this summer during the Company's transition from IFCO Systems Canada to Paramount Pallet, Inc.

As part of the new pallet manufacturing emphasis, Mr. Beverley is currently leading the way to have all Paramount depots certified to provide heat-treated (HT) wood packaging for export. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency outlines the export regulations and also inspects and certifies facilities. “Once we have completed the certification program, Paramount will be the only national provider of heat-treated wood pallets and other wood packaging for export,” adds Ross Beverley.

The addition of new pallet manufacturing to Paramount's current pallet recycling and pooled pallet products will allow the Company to provide national, full-range pallet services to companies across many segments. New pallets are often an ideal solution for companies involved in numerous manufacturing sectors, including plastics, chemicals, electronics, building materials and consumer goods.

Simply adding the technology and materials involved with new pallet manufacturing also creates opportunities for product innovations. Mr. Beverley explains, “With the resources and equipment now available to us, we can produce custom pallets constructed of new and recycled components. We refer to these as “combination pallets.” These pallets are virtually a new product, created at a very cost-effective price with environmentally-friendly benefits.”

Prior to Mr. Beverley's current position of vice president of new pallet manufacturing, he provided several months of support as an operations consultant to IFCO Systems Canada. Immediately prior to that engagement, Mr. Beverley was involved with Kenleigh Wood Products Inc. (“Kenleigh”) for eighteen (18) years. During his tenure there, Kenleigh was a family-owned and operated company originally founded by Ross Beverley's father. Established in 1979, Kenleigh served the southern Ontario area for 25 years. Mr. Beverley has also been an active member of the Canadian Wooden Pallet and Container Association (CWPCA) serving in several pivotal roles, including director, treasurer and president.

In addition to Mr. Beverley, Paramount has recently hired Neal Kain, former general manager of Foothills Company in Calgary, to assist in the Company's new pallet manufacturing efforts. Mr. Kain contributes thirty (30) years of experience in the raw lumber and new pallet manufacturing industry. As Sales Manager in Western Canada, Neal Kain will manage sales for four (4) of Paramount Pallet's depots. “Being a national company allows us greater access to supplies of raw components as well as used pallets. We are looking forward to providing our customers with excellent customer service and a dependable supply of a variety of pallet products,” concluded Mr. Kain.

About Paramount Pallet, Inc.:

Paramount Pallet employs approximately 200 people and provides complete pallet services to companies in various industries across Canada. The company is the only national, full pallet services provider. Paramount facilities can be found in Calgary, AB; Edmonton, AB; Moncton, NB; Montreal, PQ; Toronto, ON; Winnipeg, MB and Vancouver, BC. Headquarters are located in the Toronto, ON facility

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