Year Ends with Major Industry Acquisitions - Dec 23, 2020 

UFP Industries has agreed to acquire PalletOne for approximately, and Grey Mountain Partners sold 48forty Solutions, formerly CHEP Recycled, to Audax Private Equity.; 2021 Industry Events Rescheduled: The NWPCA is scheduled to hold its annual leadership conference in Orlando, Florida on March 3-5 and The WPA has rescheduled its 2021 annual meeting to April 16-20th at Rancho Mirage, California. The Virginia Forest Products Association is moving ahead with plans for its 37th EXPO Richmond show to be held May 21-22, 2021.; Research Raises Concerns about Pallet Safety Risks in Retail Stores and Home Projects: The lower extremities were the most often injured body parts in pallet-related accidents. The overall severity of injuries is likely low, however, a small percentage were severe enough to require hospitalization.; Merry Christmas to all of our readers!