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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.

NWPCA Fire Code Compliance Manual - Free Download

NWPCA releases new industry resource publication, “NWPCA Fire Code Compliance Manual for Outdoor Storage of Wood Pallets.” The complimentary manual was produced to assist industry in compliance with the new outdoor pallet storage provisions incorporated in the 2018 International Fire Code (IFC) Section 2810 of the International Code Council, and NFPA1, Section 34.10.4, of the National Fire Protection Association, that were adopted in the summer of 2017.

  • Click to Download the NWPCA Fire Code Compliance Manual.
  • Listen to the webinar on code compliance recorded on May 24, 2018.


    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.

  • Click to Download Nature's Packaging Logo

  • General Business & Industry issues

  • FDA’s Sanitary Transportation Final Rule: FAQs for Pallets
  • Loss Control Guide: Preplan, Guidelines and Safety Checklists
  • Wood Pallet and Pharmaceutical Industries Working Together: Part 1 |  Part 2 Part 3 |  Part 4

  • Miscellaneous Resources

  • Mold and Pallets, Updates & Newsarticles
  • OSHA Articles & Archives
  • Supply Disruptions Drive Lumber Prices
  • ISPM-15 & Export Information
  • Lean Manufacturing

  • 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.

    ANSI MH1 Standard Available

    The 2016 version of the MH1 Standard, Pallet, Slip Sheets, & Other Bases for Unit Loads, is 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. Click here to download the standard.

    Below are additional standards: