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History—Wooden Pallet Company Timeline

We've been building wooden pallets and wooden crates sinces 1945! Take a look at our company's timeline and see where HWP came from.

Wooden Pallet Company History

1945: Henry Edgar Robert Wheeler founds company to deliver paper for local paper mill.

1964: Company is incorporated and Herwood Inc. is born.

1965: First phase of expansion as company moves to larger premises in Windsor.

1970: Henry Wheeler’s youngest child, Malcolm, purchases 20% of company shares.

1971: January 8—Herwood burns to the ground.

1971: May—Malcolm Wheeler takes control and rebuilding begins.

1974: Herwood enters into partnership with a lumber company.

1978: Henry Wheeler passes away; annual sales reach $1,000,000.

1990's: Second phase of expansion. Third generation of Wheeler family enter the business. Current Herwood inc. President Jason Wheeler joins the company in 1990, and his brother Shane follows in 1997.

2011: Third phase of expansion: New kilns and factory restructuring to boost production of wooden pallets and crates,capacity, and improve the custom-build and environmental processes.

Wooden Crates Company History



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