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Pallets Move the World®

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.

PDS Short Course - May 2-4, 2017

Learn the fundamentals for both stringer and block pallets using the industry standard Pallet Design System and much more. The course will cover the effect of pallet design and selection on materials handling costs; fundamentals of new and remanufactured stringer class pallet design; designing block class pallets; designing stringer and block class pallets using PDS...learn more

Email Issues

It has come to our attention that email communications may not be reaching some of our members. We want to ensure you are receiving timely updates on industry’s critical issues that matter to you. If you are not receiving any e-mails from NWPCA, please contact your IT specialist and have all emails from our domain “” added to your safe sender or whitelist. Please continue to check your SPAM folder for any emails that may still land there and please “never block” us...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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