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2018 CWPCA/NWPCA Interpal
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Interpal 2018 & Fall Plant Tours 

Interpal, the leading international conference held every four years for the global wood pallet and packaging industry, concluded September 18-20, in Minneapolis. Over 620 people came from six continents to network, to tour wood packaging facilities, and engage in the education sessions.

Use the following links to access photos, videos and presentations.

Plant Tour Hosts

A special thanks to our plant tour hosts for welcoming our group to their facilities.

North Tour
 
South Tour

Robotic Pallet Dismantling: Watch a live demo during tour of Northland Pallet

Northland Pallet

The company provides new and reconstructed pallets. Their state-of-the-art warehouse includes a production line with robotic pallet dismantler; automated pallet stackers and bar coding; pellet manufacturing equipment; grinder for animal bedding and landscape mulch.

Pallet Service Corporation 
A full service, family owned industrial wood products supplier for over 50 years. Pallet Service specializes in new, recycled and re-manufactured pallets along with custom crating.

Viking Engineering and Development
A market leader in automated pallet machinery manufacturing since 1975, and now has a significant global presence. By supplying genuine Viking parts, fasteners, and service support, Viking is the one-stop-shop for customers' wood fastening needs.

     

Robotic Pallet Dismantling: Alliance Automation presents live demo at J&B Pallet

Berry Pallets
Started in 1989 recycling pallets, and grown into a large regional pallet manufacturer, serving south central and south west Minnesota, and known for their food grade and kiln-dried pallets. Their efficiency measures, from how they purchase wood to utilization, and build-to-order, on either a Viking Turbo 505 or a Viking Champion QC306, enables just-in-time delivery and minimizes inventory.

J&B Pallet
Manufacturing and recycling facilities in multiple locations and employs over 100. The Eagan facility features automated pallet assembly production, robotic dismantler, indoor storage, 10 loading docks and 6 station production line. On Average, J&B produces 15,000 new and reconditioned pallets a day.

Villaume Industries
A cutting-edge designer and manufacturer of high quality custom wood products. Their primary business is the design and manufacturing of wood trusses for new residential and commercial construction industry, as well as leading producer of custom wood crating, boxes, and pallets. They have been a NWPCA member since 1965.