Western Pallet Magazine April 2016 - Page 22

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Attendees have the opportunity to compare their current equipment to the latest state-of- the-art, most technologically advanced equipment on the market. The extensive amount of equipment displayed, along with active product and machinery demonstrations both indoors and outdoors, provide the unique "hands-on" aspect of the Richmond show.

On the evening of May 13, NWPCA is hosting a gathering at the Richmond Omni. Admittance is free to members. Non-members are encouraged to contact NWPCA to obtain a guest pass.

On May 12, Virginia Tech Extension is offering a number of courses in conjunction with the show. These include The Housing Market, its impact on the Wood Products Industry, and opportunities, Building Bigger : New Market Opportunities in Massive Timber, Hardwood Exports: Current State and Opportunities, The Pallet Story – Hardwood and Softwood Use, Recovery/Repair/Recycling, and Greenness Opportunities, Identifying and measuring waste in your supply chain and Meeting Your Customer’s Needs: Improving Your Lumber Drying Quality.

The exposition is co-sponsored by the Virginia Forest Products Association and the Cooperative Extension Service at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Onsite registration is possible for the show. For educational sessions, contact Virginia Tech Extension, ph. 540 -231-7107.

Expo Richmond Provides Largest Display of Industry Equipment

This year’s East Coast Sawmill and Logging Equipment Exposition (EXPO RICHMOND) will offer the year's largest collection of sawmilling, kiln drying, harvesting, biomass, trucking, pallet manufacturing/recycling, optimization/scanning, material handling, firewood production and related equipment, supplies and services. The event takes place May 13 and 14, 2016 at the Richmond Raceway Complex, in Richmond, Virginia.