By Chaille Brindley
Date Posted: 9/6/2011
The Center for Unit Load Design (Center) and the William H. Sardo Jr. Pallet Lab at Virginia Tech have suffered budgetary pressures over the last few years although it always seemed to keep going despite shortfalls resulting from the poor economy and the loss of Pallet Design System (PDS) revenue. The Center and the Pallet Lab are interconnected and are among the most important institutions in the industry given its research expertise and reputation through the years. While it doesn’t appear that either the Center or the Pallet Lab are going away, these institutions are undergoing changes, and there are a lot of unanswered questions about how things will shake out.