COATESVILLE, Penn. - John Rock Inc. has invested $2 million in new machinery for its pallet manufacturing plant, one of the five largest pallet firms in the U.S. The machinery will arrive over the next 90 days.
Bill MacCauley tells Time magazine that the accelerating U.S. economic expansion, including imports and exports, have driven a rise in demand for pallets. "When they import goods, they import 'em on a pallet." The federal corporate tax cut that took effect this year also spurred him to invest.
"Our biggest challenge is labor," MacCauley says, which brought John Rock Inc. to raise its starting pay 10 percent, to $11 an hour, helping it compete with wages in the landscaping business, according to the February 28, 2018 issue of Time.
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