Hay Creek Pallet Co., Inc., was founded in 2000 when the opportunity to acquire a small pallet rebuilding operation provided the means to produce and market pallets in Wisconsin, a product that many transportation customers needed. Today, that company has expanded to Hay Creek Companies, a manufacturing operation that has extended its reach to additional industries. Our operation consists of a fully automated saw room that produces our component parts, a new pallet assembly line, a repair and remanufacture assembly line and a pallet dismantle line - all fitted with or powered by some of the latest technology in the industry. The company is a full-service pallet manufacturing operation providing businesses in the food industries, the paper industry and a variety of other industries, with reconditioned, remanufactured and new pallets. Additionally, as a by-product utilization, the company also manufactures premium wood heat pellets, wood landscape mulches and shredded wood animal bedding by recycling wood waste material.
Our bedding product is produced by grinding dry wood from old pallet wood and other wood waste. The wood is ground to a fine consistency by our RotoChopper wood processing machine, and any metal is extracted.
The finished product is very dry compared to industry standard. It was Lab Tested at the UW Experimental farm to have a 12-14% moisture content. The bedding has a fine texture consistency that is very absorbent with less dust, and it tends to hold up longer in high moisture without turning soggy like traditional sawdust or shavings products.