The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of The National Wooden Pallet and Container Association (NWPCA
The National Wooden Pallet & Container Association (NWPCA
) is the largest international organization of wood packaging professionals in the world, with more than 625 company members in 28 countries who manufacture, repair, and distribute pallets and wood packaging in unit-load solutions, or who supply products and services to the industry.
The brochure is free to pallet users and may be requested from NWPCA
's website: www.nwpca.com or by contacting Tracy Libucha by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
researches pallet performance in its laboratory at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Seems simple enough, but the NWPCA
reports that there are 426 different size pallets currently in use in the United States alone!
EXPERIENCE: Five years in his current role at NWPCA
. Prior to that, McClendon was the president and CEO of the International Wood Products Association for nine years.
This past December, the NWPCA
called for a government investigation to determine whether plastic pallets contributed to the contamination of butter in five Dallas grocery stores by polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE).
National Wooden Pallet & Container Association (NWPCA
), 703-519-6104, www.palletcentral.com.
Dodd's letter prompted Moore at A!GPS to fire off a letter to customers emphasizing that A!GPS pallets weren't involved in the butter matter, adding that "NWPCA
's veiled suggestion that they are is just one more dishonest and reckless statement from the leadership of an organization that is desperate to hinder competition and innovation in the pallet industry."
In a Regulatory Alert to its members, the National Wooden Pallet and Container Association (NWPCA
) noted that APHIS has stated that wood packaging is included in the regulation and will be monitored for compliance.
The safety and health of workers in the solid wood packaging industry is the goal of a new Alliance formed between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the National Wooden Pallet and Container Association (NWPCA
) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
According to Swenby, the National Wooden Pallet & Container Association (NWPCA
) had been discussing the idea of a national pallet pool for years.