350+ Convene at NWPCA Recyclers Conference
The largest NWPCA Recyclers Conference in the organization's history concluded last week with plant tours to both Kamps new and recyclers pallet manufacturing facilities, and Michigan Pallet, in Dearborn, Michigan. Photos were uploaded to NWPCA's Facebook page, and staff is gathering reports for a conference wrap-up in the upcoming PalletCentral magazine.
NWPCA Advocacy, Member Outreach
It's been a busy week for NWPCA on Capitol Hill and on the road. Patrick Atagi, VP of Advocacy and External Affairs, met with staff from the Congressional Recycler’s Caucus. Atagi met with staff from all four Chairs of the Congressional Recycling Caucus – Chris Sarley from Rep. Shimkus’s office, Jennifer Humphrey from Sen. Boozman’s office, Tuley Wright from Rep. Pallone’s office and Dave Smith from Sen. Carper’s office. The discussion focused on Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs).
On the road last week, Atagi met with NWPCA’s Chairman, Steve Yelland of Rohrbaugh Co., Inc, and member companies; Treen Box & Pallet Corp. and Remmey – The Pallet Company, Strasburg, Nazareth, John Rock, Shade, Frank's Pallet Service and J&B Pallet. Also visited were NWPCA supporting companies, Pendu, Rodon, and Conestoga. Special thanks to Bill Schneider of Remmey for setting up visits and accompanying NWPCA staff on these company tours. (Pictured above: Ben Remmey, Don Remmey, Peter Berry, Patrick Atagi)
Pallets Move the World®
Video release of "Pallets Move the World®" is generating a lot of excitement. The one-minute video has quickly received nearly 3,000 YouTube views. The video clearly details the connection of pallets to our daily lives. Whether hardwood or softwood, international or domestic, block or stringer, wooden pallets truly do move the world and we are proud to help tell the story...Watch the video.
Did You Know?
NWPCA posts the Did You Know items from our E-Newsletters that contain facts about the sustainability and market strengths of wood packaging. We will continue to add to this list so keep visiting the site for information you can use to promote your products and industry.