Pallet Education Session with Laszlo Horvath at PROMAT 2015


United Pallet Services, Inc, makers of the pointGUARD Pallet Protector, is partnering up once again with the Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design (CPULD) at Virginia Tech University to present another education presentation, this time during the PROMAT Trade Show, to be held March 23rd – 26th of this year.

With the goal of educating the material handling audience on enhancing the strength of wooden pallets to make them more reusable, the session will be part of the PROMAT’s Educational Conference lineup that will offer over 100 expert-led sessions conveying a broad array of supply chain, material handling and logistics topics. Sessions are offered free to all registered show attendees.

The pallet session, which is sponsored by the pointGUARD Pallet Protector and taught by Laszlo Horvath, Director at the CPULD and Assistant Professor of Practice at the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials, is set for Tuesday, March 24th at Noon in PROMAT’s Theater A. It will be titled “Best Practices for Getting the Most out of your Wooden Pallets through Smart Pallet Design” and although it will focus on captive or closed-loop wooden pallets, the session will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of all types of pallets.

“Many companies struggle with the durability issue of wood pallets. Our goal of this session is to provide a presentation that will shed light on how to make a wooden pallet the most reusable asset that it can be”, said Callen Cochran, Business Development Manager for the pointGUARD Pallet Protector. “By partnering with the CPULD at Virginia Tech, we know that attendees of this session will be given some useful strategies from an organization that is considered one of the experts in the packaging field.”

In addition to the session, UPSI will be operating a booth exhibit at PROMAT, which is being held in Chicago’s McCormick Place South. The UPSI/pointGUARD exhibit will be located in booth #676

The CPULD has been evaluating pallets made of a diverse range of materials for more than 40 years, played a crucial role in the development of The Pallet Design System, and various ASTM, ISO, and ANSI standards. The CPULD has facilitated all of the ASTM and FasTrack testing on the pointGUARD Pallet Protector products and is currently conducting a product damage analysis on the new SP40S pointGUARD.

UPSI was started in 1994 when two pallet companies merged to form one of Northern California’s largest pallet companies. Always keeping an eye out towards innovative trends, they are poised to meet the demands and challenges that face the pallet industry in the future.

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