Hay Creek Companies

Commercial Pallets, Wood Fuel Pellets, Landscape Mulch & Animal Bedding

(715) 884-2930

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About Hay Creek Companies

Hay Creek Pallet Co., Inc., was founded in 1999 when the opportunity to acquire a small pallet rebuilding operation provided the means to produce and market a product that many transportation customers needed. Today, that company has expanded to Hay Creek Companies, a manufacturing operation that has extended its reach 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.

Hay Creek Companies is a member of The National Wooden Pallet & Container Association (NWPCA), which is the largest organization of wood packaging professionals in the world.

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Our Mission and Purpose

Striving to honor God in all we do, helping people develop, pursuing excellence, while growing profitably.

Everyone is welcome. Nobody is perfect. Anything is possible. 

Our Core Values

We are a company grounded in values of honesty, integrity, caring and sense of social responsibility. This is a reflection in how we conduct our business and how we care for our employees – our greatest asset.

C12 Membership

We have been a member of the C12 Group since 2012. The C12 Group is the largest network of Christian CEOs and executives working together to increase company performance and integrate faith and business.

C12 is an objective advisory board for brainstorming and decision-making, learning what we don’t know, and focusing on areas we need to sharpen. In a confidential, non-competing trusted C12 peer board, business owners learn from their group’s wisdom and insight – and encourage and hold each other accountable to the principles and core values that guide them.


Ministries We Support

Hay Creek Companies is more than a business; we are a ministry, both for our employees and for our community. And as a ministry, we also support other ministires. Whether it is through donations from sales of our products, collections of clothing and personal items, trips to India, support of widows and orphans in India, or serving meals at a local shelter, we work together as a team to make a difference in our community and in the world. We regularly support the following ministries:
Don Shire MinistriesEvergreen InitiativeLove INC.

Don Shire Ministries serves widows and orphans in India, Haiti, and Honduras. DSM has taken thousands of people on mission trips offering work projects, evangelism, teaching, children’s programs, and more.

Evergreen Community Initiatives hosts community meals and a homeless outreach, a kids clothing pantry, and movies in the park for families. 

Love INC of South Wood County is part of a nation-wide network to coordinate service with local churches, non profits, community agencies, and volunteers.

Other ministry activities:
  • We want to reach the youth in our community to teach biblical life principles, and we have sponsored local events with motivational speaker, Bob Lenz. Bob is known for his highly sought-after school assembly programs on anti-bullying and suicide prevention.
  • We participated in the ReviveWisconsin tour as we visited businesses in Central Wisconsin. 
  • Hay Creek Companies hosted a Stepping Up Bible study at the corporate headquarters for men in the community.

    Everything Grows with a Cleaner EnvironmentRecycling Sphere

    Dedicated to industry efforts to conserve and protect our natural resources, our pallet repair and remanufacturing services prolong pallet life, thereby reducing landfill waste. As part of our by-product utilization program, we take wood waste and recycle it into other usable products. Currently, we manufacture a variety of landscape mulches as well as premium wood pellets and animal bedding. Hay Creek Pallet is growing by helping make our environment cleaner.

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    A Greater Purpose in All We Do

    A Greater Purpose in All We Do

    This week, Hay Creek Companies President, Tom Gardner, is in the country of India on an annual trip to visit the widows and orphans who are cared for through Don Shire Ministires. It is a week of visiting various locations and homes to encourage and serve the people there. It's (more)

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