Equipment: Skids and Fab Shops. Skids, also called pallets, are flat transport structures that support goods in a stable fashion while being lifted by a forklift truck, a pallet jack, or other jacking device. A pallet is the foundation of a unit load design, which can be as simple as placing the goods on a pallet, and securing them with straps or stretch-wrapped plastic film. Fab Shops, fabrication shops, are fixed or portable facilities stocked with equipment and supplies required to maintain, repair, duplicate, or create components required for systems operation. The equipment stocked depends upon the process being serviced.