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The NWPCA Resource Center provides supportive research and expertise on the advantages of wood packaging in one-place. This section is intended for members, government decision-makers, end-users, universities and consumers to utilize information on wood pallet design and packaging, and unit-load solutions.

Please search below for news articles, industry solutions, wood packaging standards and regulations, or search our entire site with a couple key words to help you locate the information you need.

Business & Industry Topics


Industry Statistics

Wood container and pallet manufacturing statistics are accessible from the U.S. Census Bureau. Industry Snapshot reports identify value of shipments, payrolls, population per establishment, etc, in the United States or by state. Enter NAISC Code: 321920 at the U.S. Dataweb website here.

Producer Price Indexes (PPI) from the U.S. Department of Labor. Enter NAISC Code 32190 in the search bar to retrieve data specific to wood container and pallet manufacturing industry. Access PPI - Bureau of Labor Statistics here.


The Nature’s Packaging logo is available for download by members of CWPCA, NWPCA, or WPA. These member companies have the right to use the logo and market Nature’s Packaging on their stationary/business cards or online (website or email signature line with active link to Nature’s Packaging website). The logo cannot be used on product packaging. All the terms and conditions of logo usage are outlined in this Nature's Packaging Usage Agreement.

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    General Business & Industry Topics

  • Congressional Research Service Background on Softwood Lumber Agreement
  • FDA’s Sanitary Transportation Final Rule: FAQs for Pallets
  • Loss Control Guide: Preplan, Guidelines and Safety Checklists
  • ICC Fire Code Council Issue Brief, Code Proposals
  • Wood Pallet and Pharmaceutical Industries Working Together
    Part 1 |  Part 2 Part 3 |  Part 4
  • Mold and Pallets, Updates & Newsarticles
  • OSHA Articles & Archives
  • Hardwood Lumber Supply
  • ISPM-15 & Export Information
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Human Resources
    Keeping the Holiday Spirit & Your Employees Productive
    op 7 ROIs on Effective Employee Communications

  • Standards & Specifications

    The purpose of the NWPCA Uniform Standards is to establish recognized minimum quality requirements for the principal types of wood packaging and to provide a basis for common understanding among manufacturers, repairers, distributors, and users of wood pallets and containers.

    New ANSI MH1 Standard Available

    The new 2016 version of the MH1 Standard, Pallet, Slip Sheets, & Other Bases for Unit Loads, is now available as a free download. NWPCA members and staff collaborated with representatives from academia, government, and the distribution packaging industry to review and update the existing 2005 version of the standard. Part 3 of the MH1 Standard is an adapted version of the NWPCA Uniform Standard for Wood Pallets. During consultation with customers, it may be useful to reference the MH1 Standard rather than the Uniform Standard because the MH1 Standard is accredited by ANSI, the American National Standards Institute. Click here to download the standard.

    Below are additional standards: