Washington D.C. September 20, 2011Last week I traveled to Washington DC for NWPCA committee meetings in conjunction with Federal Legislative Fly In. At this event, NWPCA members come to Washington to lobby lawmakers and make them aware of issues affecting our industry. This year forty attendees came from all over the country to participate. For me the most exciting news of the meeting was that the newest version of Pallet Design System (PDS 5.0) will be available in late October 2011.
This new PDS is 3D and allows the user to design the unit load and pallet together. Whether you are putting bags, pails, boxes or blocks on the pallet, we will be able to show you how the load fits on your pallet and the pallet's capabilities. This is different from versions past that only allowed for the user to design the pallet without the unit load on it. PDS 5.0 will also design and analyze larger pallets than previous versions that only allowed for design, but no analysis.
At Dominion Pallet, we are excited to employ this new technology to create and deliver better pallets to you.