Pioneer Packaging

PALLETS AND MUCH MORE For Susan and Wade Kohler, the business of making
pallets has led to warehousing, wholesaling, trailer rental, contract manufacturing,
and creation of livestock bedding made of ground-up wood scraps.

Service and ingenuity are the keys to this pallet manufacturer’s growth.

Entrepreneurs know to always be listening so they’ll hear when opportunity knocks. What about when an opportunity goes “moo”?

Yes, Wade and Susan Kohler of Pioneer Packaging answered that opportunity, too, when they got into the business of livestock bedding. It’s a perfect–but not necessarily obvious–complement to their primary business of making and delivering …

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Legal Liability Checklist

A checklist for reducing the risk of liability.

The New Year presents a great opportunity for small business owners to review their operations and implement procedures to reduce the risk of liability for the coming year. Business owners face the risk of liability on many fronts, whether from transactions with customers, government regulation, or claims from employees.

The most efficient way to address legal liability …

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Practice Makes Perfect


The Pacers’ Glenn Robinson has a powerful work ethic.

by Ben Smith

Practice is long minutes over for the Indiana Pacers this warmish December afternoon, but still the shots are going up out there, rising and falling in flawless net-rustling arcs. Glenn Robinson III, a young man with a ringing Hoosier name and a profile you have seen before, is working on his craft. It …

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