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Surveying Pellet Producers

To put together this survey, our team worked with Pellet Mill Magazine editorial board members—who are mainly pellet plant CEOs/operators—so we have a hunch the results will be of interest to you.
By Anna Simet | August 07, 2015

Are you a manufacturer of wood pellets? Or, do you work at a plant and can speak on its behalf or forward to the appropriate person?

If so, I have a quick favor to ask of you, and you’ll be rewarded for your time.

My colleagues have put together a survey that we would really appreciate you take. It’s short, and it’s easy, and doesn’t require any typing at all, just some clicking. It is aiming to gain insight as to how producers get their product to market, beginning with onsite storage and working its way to how they are currently managing the distribution of their product.

To put together this survey, our team worked with Pellet Mill Magazine editorial board members—who are mainly pellet plant CEOs/operators—so we have a hunch the results will be of interest to you.

We promise, survey responses will remain confidential and the information will be presented only in aggregate. The survey results will be featured in the September/October issue of Pellet Mill Magazine, which is focused on distribution and distribution infrastructure.

So as a reminder, the more responses we get, the more valuable the results will be. Since the survey was launched earlier this week, they’ve been coming in steady, we’re pushing 40 as of right now—here’s a little sneak peek at to the info we have received.

Question No. 3:

How much of your annual production is sold to Big Box retailers?

Less than 50%.................... 58.2% of respondents

Between 50 and 75%..........23.53% of respondents

Between 75 and 90%...........11.76% of respondents

Over 90%.............................5.88% of respondents

 

And one more:

 

Question No. 6:

How many orders during the 2014-15 heating season was your facility not able to

Immediately fill (back ordered)?

None………………………..42.86% of respondents

Between 1 and 30……..42.86% of respondents

Between 30 and 100…..8.57% of respondents

More than 100…………….5.71% of respondents

 


Those are the results of two of 12 questions, so if you're interested in seeing what the others are, go view/take the survey here,  and we’ll soon deliver the results, which we are confident will be interesting and helpful