User Education Series:

  Wasted Motion The Basics of Conducting a Motion Time Assessment at Your Facility - Wasted Motion: Identify production process waste through a motion/time study at your facility. This article covers the basics required to conduct a basis assessment.   (3/1/2018)

  VA Tech to Offer Unit Load Design Short Course - This intensive three-day short course will teach techniques that pallet and packaging designers can use to help their clients save money on corrugated board and plastic packaging materials.  (2/1/2018)

  Outdoor Pallet Storage and Discoloration - Pallet Storage Concerns: Renowned expert, Mark White, discusses causes of pallet discoloration after heavy rainfall, such as a hurricane or major weather event. There are some remedies you can take.   (11/1/2017)

  Lean Manufacturing Begins with an Effective Plant Audit - Better Plants: Operations expert, Henry Quesada Pineda from Virginia Tech shares an effective tool for conducting lean manufacturing and process improvement audits. This resource can help you improve your operations, eliminate waste and cut down on labor costs.   (9/1/2017)

  Common Pallet/Lumber Terms & Acronyms: A collection of common terms and a good glossary to use with customers or employees for training purposes. - Everything Pallets! – Common Pallet and Lumber Terms You Should Know   (5/1/2017)

  7 Ideas for Improving Maintenance Management for Pallet Operations - Top 7: These ideas will help improve your approach to equipment maintenance at a pallet or sawmill plant. From top strategies for keeping track of maintenance records to scheduling future procedures using software to empowering the right people to do maintenance functions, these strategies will lead to decreased downtime.   (3/2/2015)

  Markets in Transition: 6 Questions That Pallet Buyers Must Ask (Besides Price) - Packaging guru, Rick LeBlanc, gives advice on how to buy the best pallets for your needs. Learn these keys for pallet performance and finding the right pallet design and system.   (12/1/2014)

  Back to Basics: Tips to Avoid Dispatching Errors and How to Handle Customer Complaints - Recycling guru, Clarence Leising, offers practical advice for how to avoid dispatching errors and improve responsiveness to customer complaints.  (10/1/2014)

  Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design Short Courses - Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design Short Courses  (9/1/2012)

  A Woman’s Touch: Tips on How Best to Run a Pallet Dismantler from Industry Veteran - Industry veteran, Robin Brant of Smart Products offers tips on how best to run a pallet dismantler. You have to see the video to get the whole story.  (7/1/2010)

  Audio Conference Explores Dispatching Insights & Winning Piece-Rate Pay Strategies - Audio Conference: Details on a new audio conference featuring Clarence Leising. He will cover dispatching, new business opportunities, and piece-rate pay strategies. Hurry, register before the deadline!  (9/1/2007)

  Conference, Short Course to Precede Richmond Expo 2006 - Small Wood Focus: Two educational opportunities related to the use of small trees in the forest products industry will be held in Richmond, Va. in May immediately preceding the Richmond Expo trade show.  (4/1/2006)

  Lean Manufacturing — An Idea Whose Time Is Coming to Forest Products? - Lean manufacturing is a great way to increase productivity, but few businesses in the forest products industry are actually implementing it. Why?  (11/1/2005)

  Midwest Forest Industry Show Plans Training Sessions - Midwest Show Program: Several free seminars and training sessions will be held at the Midwest Forest Industry Show.  (9/1/2005)

  Armour Transportation Systems Excels at Cooperative Pallet Management - Pro-Active Approach Helps Ensure Customer Satisfaction, Profitability  (10/5/2004)

  Recycled Pallets Lift Spirits at High Tech Distribution Center for Liquor Agency - End User Profile  (4/1/2004)

  Pallet Recycling Enables Roofing Maker To Deliver Superior Value to Customers - J-I-T Delivery by NEPA Pallet & Container Provides Solution for Export Pallets  (2/3/2004)

  Pallets & Packaging 101 - Having the right answers can be the difference between getting the business and going out of business  (4/25/2002)