USDA Announces Termination of Hardwood Check-Off

Announcement of USDA Termination of Hardwood Check-Off Proposal October 28, 2015: The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service officially announced this morning the termination of the Hardwood Lumber and Hardwood Plywood Promotion, Research and Information Order also known as the “Hardwood Checkoff.” The action terminates the rule making proceeding that proposed to establish the Hardwood Checkoff. USDA…

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NWPCA & TIMCON Announce International PDS Agreement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NWPCA and TIMCON Announce International PDS Agreement The National Wooden Pallet & Container Association (NWPCA) is proud to announce the new PDS marketing partnership with The Timber Packaging & Pallet Confederation (TIMCON). TIMCON has signed a new agreement with NWPCA for its enhanced Pallet Design System™ (PDS). NWPCA’s President/CEO Brent McClendon noted,…

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Conner Industries appoints Hans as President of its Lumber Division

.col-img { border: 2px solid #d5e5c5; margin-bottom: 20px; margin-right: 2%; padding: 0.5%; width: 28%; opacity: 1; } .col-img:hover { opacity: .9; } Conner Industries, Inc. appoints Mike Hans as President of its Lumber Division Fort Worth, TX – September 29, 2015: Conner Industries, Inc. (“Conner”), a leading national lumber processor and packaging company, announced today…

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Brewco Incorporated Acquires Timberland Machinery

Brewco Incorporated announces the acquisition of the Big Jake Scragg assets from Timberland Machinery Incorporated, located in West Plains, Missouri Mike Goldston, president of Brewco commented, “We are excited about this great opportunity to acquire Timberland Machinery’s Big Jake Scragg. Timberland produces the best scragg system on the market, and this adds a solid product…

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NWPCA Becomes First "Gold-Level" Member of VT's CPULD

Pallet Foundation Commits to Research   September 16, 2015: A beautiful fall day greeted NWPCA staff as they met with Virginia Tech leadership to finalize and celebrate NWPCA’s membership in the Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design (CPULD) and our direct support of four undergraduate student scholarships. The students will spend their fall conducting…

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Hurricane Season is Here, How to Prepare

From the Small Business Administration (SBA) Hurricane Season is Here, “How to Prepare Your Business” The Small Business Administration provides information to small businesses on how to recover financially from a hurricane disaster, such as with a disaster loan. To determine if you are eligible for assistance in a declared disaster area or if you…

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Hardwood Checkoff

September 15, 2015: The most recent Public Comment period for the proposed USDA “Hardwood Lumber and Hardwood Plywood Promotion, Research, and Information Order” also known as the “Hardwood Checkoff” ended on September 9, 2015 with over 1,300 comments from industry, associations, individuals, and businesses. The proposed changes would result in funding being cut from an…

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NWPCA-RTA Submit Joint Comments on Checkoff

NWPCA AND THE RAILWAY TIE ASSOCIATION SUBMIT JOINT COMMENTS FOR HARDWOOD LUMBER AND HARDWOOD PLYWOOD CHECK-OFF PROGRAM The National Wooden Pallet & Container Association and the Railway Tie Association (RTA) have submitted a coordinated response to the USDA Hardwood Checkoff Program Revisions and Proposed Referendum.  “NWPCA and RTA appreciate the consideration given to our previous…

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Nature's Packaging-North American Pallet Organizations Announce New Partnership

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NATURE’S PACKAGING – NORTH AMERICAN PALLET ORGANIZATIONS ANNOUNCE NEW PARTNERSHIP Alexandria, VA August 25, 2015 – The Pallet Foundation, National Wooden Pallet & Container Association, Canadian Wood Pallet & Container Association, and the Western Pallet Association are pleased to announce Nature’s Packaging, a new, five-year, $180,000 North American partnership to develop…

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NWPCA/VT Advance Safe Pallet Design

NWPCA AND VIRGINIA TECH TEAM-UP TO ADVANCE SAFE PALLET DESIGN The National Wooden Pallet and Container Association (NWPCA) Technical and PDS Manager, Dr. Brad Gething, co-hosted a sold-out two and half day educational short course with Dr. Laszlo Horvath, Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech and Director of the Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design…

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