Western Pallet Magazine February 2021 | Page 28

News Roundup

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The Membership Drive Is On!

Help grow the WPA! When you refer a new member, you are entered into the membership contest. In addition to valuable cash prizes, the winner also receives the membership plaque, presented at the Annual Meeting. Just refer them to the WPA website online membership application!

We are looking forward to the 2021 Annual Meeting. Who can you bring with you? (Be sure to save the date - April 16-20, 2021)

When you recruit new members, the entire WPA membership is the winner!

New members can join and pay on the website. Here is the link: www.westernpallet.org.

Record-High Lumber Prices Add $24K to the Price of a New Home

Lumber prices have skyrocketed more than 180% since last spring, and this price spike has caused the price of an average new single-family home to increase by $24,386 since April 17, 2020, according to NAHB standard estimates of lumber used to build the average home.

Charred wood can help save the planet, maybe starting with a closed Maine mill

It’s hard to imagine anything less like the high-finance world of institutional bond portfolios than burying burnt wood in the ground but as Frederick Horton tells it, they’re more similar than you’d think.

Brambles’ 1H21 result: Strong pallet demand and cash flow generation; FY21 outlook upgraded

Sales revenue increased 6% at constant currency exchange, as strong volume growth and price realization in the global Pallet businesses and the contribution from the commencement of a large Australian RPC contract offset COVID-19 related declines in its Automotive and Kegstar businesses.