NWPCA’s Partnership With PDS Propels Training into The Future

NWPCA's Partnership With PDS Propels Training into The Future

The National Wooden Pallet & Container Association (NWPCA) has partnered with AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, to connect with the Pallet Design System™ (PDS) training.

What is AICC?

AICC is a packaging education program that offers Packaging Schools an online learning management system.

The Partnership of PDS & AICC

The president & CEO of the NWPCA states that they are excited about the partnership and want to offer their members a world-class online training system from the AICC.

Their recent release of the Pallet Design System (PDS) for unit-loading corrugated boxes makes the partnership an excellent fit with AICC.

The Independent Packaging Association, AICC’s existing program, provides extensive training for corrugated, rigid box folding carton and plant industries. The Packaging School will include the Pallet Design System (PDS) curriculum on unit loading in AICC’s courses.

The Pallet Desing System provides excellent opportunities for manufacturers and packaging professionals alike, stated Kristen DeLack, PE PDS Structural Engineer.

The AICC courses will give members an excellent foundation for their custom pallets and unit load designs.

The NWPCA and the AICC developed a portal for members to access the complete course bundle that focuses on pallet design and corrugated boxes. The initial catalog of the courses is in Spanish and English and covers corrugated boxes and unit load design.

As all global leaders, we believe in expanding opportunities for digital inclusion and greatly expand PDS as the worldwide tool for designing pallets and for unit loading solutions.


The National Wooden Pallet & Container Association (NWPCA) is the largest organization of wood packaging professionals worldwide. NWPCA has more than 670 members in 30 countries.

The Pallet Design System™ (PDS) is the exclusive software of the National Wooden Pallet & Container Association (NWPCA).

About The Independent Packaging Association (AICC)

The Independent Packaging Association (AICC) is a membership association that serves manufacturers and suppliers with education in independent corrugated, folding cartons and information.

AICC employees have access to benefits and offer free online education to all members who wish to maximize their potential and profit.

About Pasadena Skid & Pallet

Since 1983, Pasadena Skid & Pallet has been a diversified manufacturer and wholesaler of specialty and generic pallets and material handling products and packaging.

We sell recycled timber, industrial lumber, dunnage, pallets, crates, and boxes. Our company also specializes in building custom containers, bulkheads, and trailer braces.

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