HHP’s home-grown pallet customization facility is the largest manufacturer of new pallets in New Hampshire. In fact, the name HHP was derived from its original name from over 50 years ago: Henniker Hardwood Pallets. Although the HHP of today is known for much more than high quality customized pallets, our pallet shop team takes pride toward maintaining the status of largest manufacturer. Pallets move the world, and each year HHP ships between 425,000 to 500,000 pallets (1,000 trailer loads) to its customers, who are primarily located in New England. Nearly 1/3 of the raw material going into the assembly of the pallets is produced right here at the HHP hardwood sawmill. The remaining raw material is purchased from a combination of affiliated Carrier Group owned sawmills or from other long-term partners.
Our innovative 30,000 sq ft pallet shop makes pallets to more than 400 specifications. A Pendu cut-off and gang saw system produces most of the cut stock materials used in pallets by breaking down hardwood cants into custom pallet dimension stock. The dimension stock is checked against our quality standards, pulled, sorted, and stacked by a team of four. Hardwood boards move through an unscrambler and roll case to a pop-up saw where they are cut to length and then conveyed to a 12-foot turntable to be sorted, re-sawn to width and stacked by dimension.

Pallets are assembled using one of three nailing systems. Our computerized automated Viking pallet nailing system is used to assemble 70% of our annual pallet production. Our computerized automated Champion pallet nailing system is used to assemble 20% of our pallet production. This nailing system is designed to assemble pallets and small volume pallet orders are assembled by hand on customized tables using jigs and pneumatic nailing guns.

Raw material is converted into cut pallet stock based on customer confirmed sales orders. We also inventory cut pallet stock for customers with open POs and those with a consistent monthly order history. HHP takes pride in providing quick turnaround by having our regular customers’ most common sizes in stock at out warehouse, ready to ship via HHP’s fleet of trucks and trailers dedicated to pallet deliveries. Common pallet sizes include 48″ x 40″, 44″ x 44″, 48″ x 42″ and 48″ x 36″.

Proud Member of the National Wooden Pallet & Container Association, NWPCA.

HHP Pallet Design Software (PDS)

HHP designs all customer’s requests for pallets using the National Wooden Pallet & Container Association Pallet Design Software. The software is a pallet specification tool, an engineering design tool, and an educational tool. This software assures that the pallet design will achieve the specifications required by the customer. Although this software provides the structural design blueprint, it is our highly trained team of machine operators and our quality control inspectors that assures a consistent quality pallet assembly within the required pallet tolerances necessary to meet the customers automated packaging equipment and specific applications. Both pallets and crates can be as large as 125 inches long, and orders as few as 5-10 pallets.

All pallets designated for export are heat-treated, certified, and stamped in compliance with the International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures, or ISPM-15. This allows all exported wood products to seamlessly pass through customs. As part of the certification process, which requires that participants enroll with an inspection agency accredited by the American Lumber Standard Committee, HHP has chosen the National Hardwood and Lumber Association as its auditing agency. Our heat-treating facilities are certified monthly by the New England Lumbermen’s Association. We can provide mixed shipments of heat-treated and non-heat-treated pallets in full trailer-loads and less than full trailer-loads.


Landowners, loggers and other log vendors should note that HHP buys 10 million board feet of timber and 150,000 tons of pulpwood annually, and is interested in procurement of all species on a year round basis.