Alumni + Giving

Grist Pallets

Grist Pallets

LOCATION

Tifton, Georgia

HONOREE

Kyle Grist (BSAE ’05)

Grist Pallets is a wooden pallet recycler. They take used wood pallets, repair and resell them, or dismantle and reuse the wood to repair marketable pallets. On a smaller level, the company also recycles cardboard and plastics.


Q and A with Kyle Grist

What was your favorite class while obtaining your undergraduate degree at UGA? 

Sophomore design

What is one piece of advice you'd tell your younger self about engineering and/or about being an entrepreneur?

Do not get too high or too low, just keep grinding and thinking positive.

How did you get your start at your company?

My family has been in the transportation business all of my life. The recycle pallet business came about as a side business that is intertwined with our already established trucking business.

What does it mean to you to be recognized in the class of 2021 Bulldog 100 honorees?

 Unbelievable honor. Just to be mentioned with some of these companies is awesome!

Will you share some words of wisdom for students today who are getting a degree during the COVID-19 pandemic?

As Kirby would say... keep grinding! We'll get through this and everything will be back to normal soon.