1421 Prince Street, Suite 340
Alexandria, VA 22314-2805
Phone: 703 519 6104
We believe that education is critical to the next generation of packaging designers to understand the environmental attributes of wood and the tools available to build a better, safer pallet. We provide packaging schools with the Pallet Design System™ (PDS), and we support the work of students who seek innovative solutions in design and unit load.
Our workers and our industry are essential in delivering our food, household, medical and business supplies worldwide. We are committed to safety throughout the supply chain. We support research and the technology to ensure that goods are moved around the world, quickly and safely, on nearly 2 billion pallets every day.
NWPCA technical staff travels to multiple packaging schools and trade shows with the goal of elevating the wood packaging industry within both the academic and business communities. Below are some highlights:
“The Foundation’s research helps us better understand and educate our customers on how using wooden pallets is better for the environment. PDS enables us to provide well‐designed pallets that allow goods to be moved quickly and safely around the world.”
Vice President, Atlas Pallets
Research and Grants
The Pallet Foundation supports projects that will contribute to the improvement of the wood packaging industry. Our goal is to invest in sound research relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in one of these areas: market information, environmental impact, scientific advancements, and others that help advance the sector.
To learn more about obtaining funding for a research project, click here to apply for a grant.