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Unit Load Design Short Course Becomes an International Event

Aug. 6, 2012 – By Laszlo Horvath, 


Unit Load Design - Mark White Mark White (Instructor) presenting ways to reduce the amount of corrugated in the unit load by designing the pallet differently.

The Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design conducted its bi-annual unit load design short course May 15-17, 2012 with great success. More than 20 participants from three continents arrived Blacksburg to learn about the principles of systems based unit load design. The participants included purchasing agents, sales people, pallet designers, and consultants showing that knowledge of unit loads is important for many different areas. Mark White (Professor Emeritus) was invited by Laszlo Horvath (Director) to share his extensive experience in the field of pallet and unit load design. During the two and a half day event, the participants got hands on experience in unit load design using Best Load® which is a newly created unit load design software and learned about a new systems based unit load design methodology where the interaction between different parts of the unit load are used to make the unit load more sustainable. The unit load design short course will be held again September 25-27, 2012. For more information please visit or call (540) 231-7673.



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