We are pleased to offer educational programs that specialize in training the employees of our target industries. We offer various short courses: these are classes that last 2-3 days and focus on pallet, container, and unit load design. These courses are taught by educational professionals with close ties to the industry. Courses also include tours of our state of the art laboratories, which are here on-site. We are always in the process of developing special programs to fit specific educational needs. Feel free to contact us to find out more!

The White Papers are publicly offered research articles and presentations that the Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design has published. They contain compilations of data from the studies that we have conducted on packaging: its sustainability, reusability and design; pallets: their manufacture, testing, and design; and unit loads: its research and design. More articles are always being added as they are published so check out our White Papers for more information regarding these topics and more!

We offer a Sustainable Packaging Designer Trainee program (SPDT) here at the Center. This program selects the best students out of their class – based on their academic performance, professionalism and personal skills – and gives them more in-depth training which will better prepare them for a future job in the industry. They are expected to work as a laboratory technician during their academic career and they will participate in an internship as well as specialized coursework. Students who graduate from the SPDT program will make excellent industry employees!

We have learned a lot throughout our decades of wood products research and we can now offer that knowledge to you. Here in the FAQs section is offered a wealth of information regarding wood products in simple question/answer format. Whether you’re wondering about “the proper moisture content in wood products,” “what the International Phytosanitation Regulations are,” “how to get rid of insects,” or even “how to make pallets fire resistant” you can find the answers on our Frequently Asked Questions page!