Industry Events Fall to Pandemic - Jul 10, 2020 

The latest cancellations include several major trade shows: the Great Lakes Logging & Heavy Equipment Expo, the East Coast Sawmill and Logging Equipment Exposition, also known as the Richmond Expo, and the International Woodworking Fair.; Pallet HR & Wage Survey Released: The full report has now been sent via e-mail to participants. If you sent in data and have not received your FREE report, please contact Chaille Brindley at or call our office at 804-550-0323.; Trade Associations Announced PDS Licensing Agreement, Offers Preferred Pricing in Canada: With this agreement, NWPCA now has exclusive country marketing agreements with Canada, the UK, Sweden, and The Netherlands. There are PDS users in more than 30 countries.; OSHA Develops Business Re-Opening Guidelines: These suggestions are helpful for all employers to implement, even to essential businesses, such as pallet companies, that may not have undergone a work stoppage.; NEWS IN BRIEF: 48forty Solutions has been named a Green Supply Chain Partner for 2020. The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis has unveiled a plan that aims to serve as a roadmap to help the United States reach net-zero emissions by 2050. The new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement is going into effect. According to a Material Handling Institute report, the adoption rate for robotics and automation increased more than any other supply chain technology.; Quarterly Regional Lumber Trends: These graphs illustrate the average lumber prices published within each region over the past year.