Pallet standards

The National Wooden Pallet & Container Assn. (Arlington, VA) has released "Uniform Voluntary Standard for Wood Pallets." This marks the first industry standard on what constitutes an acceptable quality for pallets, says the assn.

Discusses design, manufacture and repair. Pallets meeting or exceeding this standard are said to increase efficiency, productivity and worker safety while reducing product damage. It's available for $30.

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