Auto Pallets-Boxes, Inc. (APB) evolved out of a
transportation company which was founded in 1934 by Mitchell Eli Foster.
In 1958, a
contract was signed to haul wooden pallets for Ford Motor Co. in Dearborn,
Michigan, thus commencing the first wooden pallet recycling program in the
Midwest. Incorporated in 1963, Auto Pallets is now operated by Mitchell B.
Foster and his son Charles M. Foster. APB is
still operating the same facility in Romulus, MI and has expanded to include five other
Recycling locations. Auto Pallets still operates its own fleet of trucks
and drivers and currently recycles 50,000 pallets per week.
For more than forty years, APB has been providing like-new quality wooden
pallets at a significant discount to a vast network of satisfied customers.
1983, Mitchell B. Foster formed Action Pallets out of a need to offer
customers the option to purchase newly manufactured pallets made to precise
specifications. Action Pallets acquired a mill near Port Huron, MI while
developing working relationships with an extensive array of pallet mills throughout the Midwest. In 1997, Action Pallets acquired a mill near Jackson, MI which
has been steadily growing its business and buying new equipment. Currently
operating its own high production Brewer Gang saw system to ensure exact board
specifications and uniformity among cuts, Action Pallets can notch, chamfer,
label or color code pallets per customer specifications.