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About the Pallet Foundation 

Formed in 1996, the Pallet Foundation supports research, education/training and safety in the wood packaging industry while promoting the industry to end-user markets. The Foundation has also consistently supported testing, data collection and analysis for the Pallet Design System™ and other related research projects. Read more about the Pallet Foundation below or from the following related links: 


Do you know how many young professionals are graduating packaging schools across the country every year? Do we want them aware of the value of wood packaging as they look to unit-load solutions? To reach these individuals and educate them on our industry, and the value of using software like the Pallet Design System™, NWPCA, through the Pallet Foundation support, is looking at an aggressive outreach plan to reach as many of these packaging schools as possible.  


The Pallet Foundation remains committed to the ongoing development and research for projects of benefit to the wood packaging industry, including financial support to the Pallet Design System™ (PDS). Over the past 30 years, the Pallet Foundation has supported hundreds of thousands of dollars in research to ensure that PDS remains cutting-edge technology and is conducting ground-breaking research in the technical science of Unit-Load. 

Environmental Messaging

Wood is good might be common sense for us, but for industries consuming pallets, those groups are increasing asking for more. What are their questions; what limits their use of wood? The Pallet Foundation supports the branding and marketing of Nature's Packaging, a new joint initiative with the Canadian Wood Pallet & Container Association and Western Pallet Association, to address those challenging questions. Beginning with unique branding and a separate website (late fall 2015), Nature's Packaging will be able to dive into other areas, such as Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental Product Declarations, for wood pallets and wood packaging.  


Support The Pallet Foundation

Make an online contribution (secure server) or mail a check/money order to: Pallet Foundation c/o NWPCA, 1421 Prince Street, Suite 340, Alexandria, VA 22314. The Pallet Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation and all contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Contributors will receive a statement for tax purposes. Please contact the foundation treasurer, Michael Saylor, if you need additional assistance.