The Rock facility is not just any building. It is the culmination of a long sought after dream. This building is a highly designed multi-function operation with a pinpoint focus that allows Bill’s guiding principle “Be the Best” to come to life.
Outside you can find one of the nation’s largest heat treatment/sterilization chambers, a truck, trailer & forklift maintenance facility, a trailer staging yard, the wood waste grinding operations, sawdust and mulch storage, the “used pallet” sorting and storage yard and the largest raw material lumber yard anywhere.
The Rock is centrally located in eastern Pennsylvania, the prime geographical position for quickly and efficiently servicing the Mid-Atlantic and lower New England regions and the largest industrialized manufacturing corridor in the United States if not the world. This region includes a wide range of industries, such as petrochemical, pharmaceutical, automotive, technology, clothing, new construction, as well as food manufacturing, all requiring wooden pallets to conduct business.
In addition to being close to the customer base, this prime location also allows The Rock to take advantage of the significant and plentiful certified sustainable Appalachian forest regions of Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland. Having access to this large hardwood region gives John Rock creative and cost-effective opportunities for sourcing raw materials unavailable elsewhere in the country.