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PalletCentral magazine is the journal for the solid wood packaging industry published by the National Wooden Pallet and Container Association. The magazine is distributed to more than 6,800 wood pallet and container companies and industry suppliers worldwide.

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July-August 2019

  • Associate Members Buyer's Guide
  • Medical Marijuana Laws Prompt Changes to HR & Safety Policies
  • A Millennial View on Communications
  • OSHA on Wood Dust Exposures & Solutions
  • Policy at Play: Standing in the Middle, Looking at Both Sides of the Aisle

MAy-JUNE 2019

  • Wooden Packaging Industry's Resurgence Mirrors that of U.S. Economy
  • ISPM 15: Interview with APHIS
  • Economy-Mixed Signals: Time to be Concerned?
  • OSHA Issues RFI on Lockout/Tagout Standard Update
  • Senator Duckworth is Champion of Jobs & Small Businesses
  • Spotlight on Fall Plant Tour Hosts


  • Identifying Wood Discolorations
  • "Joint Employer" Rule Changes Considered
  • Southern Pine Sawtimber vs. Residuals
  • Don't Let a Crisis Define You
  • FAQs for Pallets & Crates

January-February 2019

  • Pallets Move the World - Our Industry, Our Story
  • Collaboration is Key to Tuck Capacity
  • Lumber Price Outlook: Some Very Good News
  • Hardwood Production Slows
  • OSHA: Drone Usage
  • Meet the Team Behind PDS

November-December 2018

  • Industry Thought Leaders Share Insights and Predictions for 2019
  • OSHA Issues Revised Policy on Safety Incentive & Drug Testing
  • The Amazon Effect on the Wood Packaging Industry
  • Policy at Play - Bradley Byrne Champions Wood Pallet Industry
  • The Political State After the Mid-Terms

September-October 2018

July-August 2018

May-june 2018

March-April 2018

January-February 2018


September-October 2017

  • The Women Who Move Pallets
  • Expanding the Talent Pool
  • OSHA Launches E-Recordkeeping Data Submission Platform
  • Insurance: Dropping Off Trailers
  • Recycling Wood Pallets Reduces Carbon Emissions
  • Pallets are Popping Up all Over

july-august 2017 - Associate MEmbers Buyers Guide

  • Protecting Forests: ISPM-15 Works
  • Economy: Modest Growth Will Continue
  • OSHA: VPP Program Reboot Anticipated
  • An Inside View From a Millennial
  • Industry Thought Leaders Share Market Commentary

MAy-June 2017

  • Safeguarding our Workers & our Communities: FAQ on Fire Code Compliance for Outdoor Pallet Storage; NWPCA Code Compliance Manual
  • Trucking Advances Agenda on Safety
  • OSHA: The "First Half-Year"
  • Pallet Industry Growth Could Benefit Hardwood Suppliers
  • Industry Thought Leaders Share Two Sides to Softwood Lumber

March-April 2017

  • Selling Value in a Commodity Market
  • Regulatory Reform Initiatives & OSHA
  • What Can PDS Do For My Business?
  • Pallet Mold Prevention Strategies: Moisture Control and Other Alternatives
  • USDA BioPreferred Q&A

January-February 2017

  • Industrial Markets Overview
  • OSHAs New Fall Protection Offers Flexibility - But Will It Last?
  • A New Policy Era Begins
  • Legislation Moving in 2017
  • Expanding Your Workforce: 5 Tax Tips
  • Leased Employees Hurt on the Job...Am I Covered?

November-December 2016

  • Industry Thought Leaders Share Their Favorite Toys & Gadgets
  • OSHA Forecast 2017
  • BioPreferred: You Know It. Now You Can Show It.
  • Southern Hardwood Sawtimber Markets & Pricing Trends
  • Video Marketing: Now, Too Easy and Inexpensive to Ignore

September-October 2016

  • Zero Waste Makes Good Business and Environmental Sense
  • Zika is Now an OSHA Issue
  • Hardwood Insights
  • Economy: Adjusting to a New Reality-Slower Growth
  • Finance: The Super 401(k) Design
  • Insurance: Crime Coverage: Am I Covered for a Loss that Occurred Two Years Ago?

July-August 2016 "Buyer's Guide" Edition

  • NWPCA Associate Members Buyer's Guide
  • OSHA's Electronic Recordkeeping Final Rule Analysis
  • Hardwood Suppliers and the Wooden Pallet Industry
  • Industry Thought Leaders Supplier Commentary
  • FDA Sanitary Transportation for Pallets
  • Lowering Worker's Compensation Cost by Building a Safety Culture

MAy-June 2016

  • Industry Thought Leaders Share Keys to a Trust-Centered Culture
  • OSHA: Where HR & Safety Intersect
  • The Three Deadly Sins of Property Insurance for Pallet Companies
  • Trucking Trends
  • Designing a Pallet for Efficient Material Usage
  • The Economy: Why Didn't Falling Oil Prices Boost Economic Growth
 March-April 2016
 January-February 2016
  • Wood Products Solutions - All in One Place: An ALC Preview
  • OSHA & DOJ Step Up Criminal Enforcement
  • The Softwood Supply Picture
  • Outdoor Pallet Storage
  • The Economy: Stuck in 2nd Gear
  • Blog: Crisis Management-Responding at the Speed of Social Media
November-December 2015
  • Industry Thought Leaders Make Predictions for 2016
  • OSHA: What's Ahead for 2016?
  • Low-Grade Hardwood Markets Amply Supplied
  • The 2016 Presidential Election - Is Conventional Wisdom Dead?
  • Three Reasons to Outsource
  • Business Blog: How Pallet Collars Changed Business in 2015

september-october 2015

  • Industry Thought Leaders Share Communication Strategies to Attract & Keep Great Customers
  • LoadSync: A No-Cost Collaborative Solution for Unit Load Challenges
  • Economy: Trade Winds Slow U.S. Growth
  • Business Interruption: Taking a Proactive Approach
  • NWPCA & ALSC Continue Work on Process Improvements

July-August "Buyer's Guide" Edition

  • Associate Members Buyer's Guide
  • Best Practices for Band Saw Safety
  • Industry Thought Leaders: Supplier Markets Commentary
  • Farm Fresh, Delivered on a Pallet
  • Pallet Durability Analysis
  • A Fresh Look at the Wood Pellet Industry's Revolution
May-June 2015
  • The Print Industry is Here to Stay
  • Economy: A Few Small Bumps in the Road
  • ICC Outdoor Pallet Storage Fire Code: An Update
  • Industry Thought Leaders: Building a Better Workplace Environment
  • Pallet Design Help is Just a Click Away
  • Where do U.S. Forest Products Stand Globally
March-April 2015
  • Pharmaceutical Pallets
  • A Much Different Picture (Industrial Hardwood Lumber Markets)
  • OSHA HazCom Enforcement, Let's Get it Right
  • Industry Thought Leaders: Building a Better Pallet, Getting the Edge on Saw Blades
  • Pallet Design for Five Gallon Plastic Pails
  • A "Little" Bit About Business Growth
 January-February 2015
  • ALC 2015: New Ideas, New Direction
  • Entering the Promised Land (Economic Report)
  • 5 Business & Tax Issues Facing Your Business
  • Industry Thought Leaders: Building a Better Pallet with Lean Philosophies
  • Why is OSHA Knocking?
  • Old Wood, New Markets (Animal Bedding)
  • Capitol Hill Corner, Turning Pallets into Architecture, and more
  • Trucking On-Demand
  • Industrial Markets Update - The "Perfect Storm" Rages On
  • A Tale of Two Injury/Illness Rulemakings
  • Agriculture and Immigration Reform
  • Industry Forecasts & Wishes
  • Lightweight=Sustainability
  • Capitol Hill Corner, PalletFest, and more

  • Economy: The Recovery Builds Momentum
  • 4 Reasons Why Your Banking is About to Significantly Change
  • No-debt Financing Solutions for Equipment and Working Capital
  • Hardwood, Softwood..What's in a Name? What's Behind the Numbers?
  • Safety Climate Change May Be Needed
  • 7 ROIs on Effective Employee Communications
  • Pallets Move the World of Design, Social Media Round-up, and more
  • A Transit and Storage Solution for the Automotive Industry
  • OSHA: I2P2 Update
  • U.S. Hardwood Production and Consumption
  • Look to Air to Deal with Condensation Scare
  • Health Care Changes Raise Questions
  • Associate Members Buyers Guide, and more
  • Expanding Markets: A Closer Look at Shingles
  • Economic Trends, What's Not to Like?
  • Family Business in Transition; Selling to Millennials 
  • Workers' Compensation..It's Not as Simple as you Think 
  • Heat Stress is a Hot Safety Issue
  • Agriculture Wooden Bins
  • Wood is Good, Upcycled Pallets, Wine and Pallets, and more