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2018 CWPCA/NWPCA Interpal
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Interpal 2018 & Fall Plant Tours 

September 18-20, 2018 | Minneapolis

Interpal: the leading international conference held every four years for the global wood pallet and packaging industry.

Plant Tours & Automation: visit and tour local manufacturing plants, mills and production sites. Choose between two options: North and South. Live demos of robotic pallet dismantling on each tour. Specifics are outlined below.

Hosted by CWPCA AND NWPCA, the conference includes a trade show with 50+ exhibitors, educational sessions, and extensive networking. Topics to be discussed include lumber trends, environmental messaging and ISPM 15. Over 500 wood packaging professionals are expected to gather in Minneapolis – don’t miss out!

Cost: Early-bird $745 until June 30; $895 after July 1
(Additional costs for spouse/guest/companion activities and CWPCA AGM dinner)


HOst hoTEL

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota  55403
Click to make room reservations ($199/night plus tax)


Topics to be discussed include global lumber trend/availability, environmental marketing, and ISPM 15. View the schedule.


Learn more about becoming an exhibitor here. View current exhibitor list here.


Over 600 people from six continents have already registered. View the registration list.

Plant Tour Options - Please Read Before Registering

During the registration process, you will be asked to select one plant tour option: North Tour or South Tour. Please read the options in advance of registering. Space fills up quickly, so please register early to get your preferred tour. 

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. 

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