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Locate NWPCA member companies that manufacture, recycle or provide equipment and supplies to the wood packaging industry.


NWPCA organizes several events throughout the year including an Annual Leadership Conference, Fall Plant Tours and Pallet Design System training courses.

Pallet Design System™

Software program developed by NWPCA for wood packaging professionals.

Registration Opens for 2015 Fall Plant Tours

Make plans to attend "Lumber, Pallets & Recycling: NWPCA/AHMI Fall Plant Tours" scheduled for October 20-22, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. For the first time, NWPCA is working in cooperation with the Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers, Inc. to tour hardwood and softwood mills, and new and recycled pallet manufacturing facilities over two days. Learn more.

Pallet Design System Short Course: August 4-6, 2015

The NWPCA and Virginia Tech team up for a pallet design course from August 4-6 in Blacksburg, VA. NWPCA Technical & PDS Manager, Dr. Brad Gething, joins Virginia Tech Professor Dr. Laszlo Horvath for a short course on pallet design and performance. Attendees will learn the fundamentals for both stringer and block pallets using the industry standard Pallet Design System... Learn more.

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The Pallet Foundation

Formed in 1996, The Pallet Foundation supports research, education/training and safety in the wood packaging industry while promoting the industry to end-user markets.

The Foundation has also consistently supported testing, data collection and analysis for various Pallet Design System™ pallet configurations. The Pallet Foundation remains committed to the ongoing development and research for projects of benefit to the wood packaging industry...Learn more.

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10/20/2015 » 10/22/2015
NWPCA/AHMI 2015 Fall Plant Tours

3/2/2016 » 3/4/2016
NWPCA Annual Leadership Conference

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