"State Of The Pallet Market" Webcast To Include Dr. Marshall White As Presenter

Blacksburg, VA - November 13, 2012 - Packaging research and consulting firm White & Company, LLC (White & Co.) announced today that Modern Materials Handling webcast "State of The Pallet Market" featuring the results of the magazine's "2012 Pallet Usage & Trending Survey" on Thursday, November 15 at 2:00 p.m. EST will include Dr. Marshall S. White as a presenter.

"As a returning participant in this annual event, I look forward to the opportunity to share my thoughts with other industry experts. It's been a remarkable year in the pallet industry," said Virginia Tech Professor Emeritus and White & Co. Principal Dr. Marshall (Mark) S. White. "Reusable cores are harder to find, there's been a spike in the demand for export pallets and a shift by a big box retailer to block pallets."

In this exclusive Webcast, the research team will examine how Modern's readers say their pallet needs are changing and then dive into the trends that are influencing how materials handling professionals expect to use pallets in the future. Included in the discussion are Modern's Group Editorial Director Michael Levans, Executive Editor Bob Trebilcock, and Dr. White, who will put context behind the findings of Modern's 2012 Pallet Usage and Trending Survey.

Webinar participants will gain a better understanding of the changing pallet acquisition process, the breakdown of types of pallets currently in use, how retrieval programs are working and future pallet usage plans. The event is free. Registration for the webinar is available on Modern's website.

About White&Co: White & Company was founded in 2007 by Dr. Marshall S. White as an independent packaging research, software development, and consulting firm, focused on delivering "systems-based" unit load solutions to manufacturers and distributors. Dr. White is a globally recognized expert on unit load analysis and pallet design. He leads development of packaging software solutions including Best Load™, a proprietary packaging optimization program of the unit load, and Best Pallet™, a stringer pallet design and analysis software program. Recognized by Modern Materials Handling Magazine as one of the Top 10 MH professionals in the new millennium, White also led the Virginia Tech team that created NWPCA's Pallet Design System.

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