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8 PalletCentral • July-August 2019 INSIDE NWPCA N W P C A A N N O U N C E M E N T S A N D U P C O M I N G E V E N T S Call for NWPCA 2020 Board Nominations T his is a very exciting time, and we need your involvement to make the nomination process successful. We want our board to continue to be representative of the finest leaders in the profession, and we need your input to make that happen. This year, we have five industry director positions available to serve on the board. Please consider who would best serve our association and industry in this important role. If you are willing to serve, please consider nominating yourself. It is the NWPCA Board who sets the course for your association through the identification and approval of policies, programs and budgets. Our board members set aside the priorities of their personal operations and work for the benefit of all association members. Our bylaws state that every qualified candidate will have his or her name included on the ballot. Qualifications include a candi- date whose company is current in their dues; has participated in association governance and activities, such as service on a committee, council or task force; or attendance at the Annual Leadership Conference or other association meetings. Send in your nomination by 5:00 pm EST, Tuesday, October 8, 2019. The nomination form is at 2019 Fall Plant Tours in Toronto At press-time, we are on our way to another sold out conference, with 300 plus attendees registered for the 2019 Fall Plant Tours, October 1-2 in Toronto, Ontario, co-sponsored by NWPCA and CWPCA. This year's tours take you full circle through our industry with our range of host providers: lumber supplier to manufacturer and recycler, from packaging to transportation and logistics. There's no substitute for learning from your peers. Manufacturing suppliers and vendors also share expertise during the expo to help you explore the best solutions for your business needs. Special thanks to our plant tour hosts: Pallet Management Group, Topax Protektive Packaging, Weston Forest Products, and Woodbridge Pallet. There are still a few seats on the tour buses remaining, so register now. Learn more throughout this edition or at NWPCA Congressional Fly-In Wrap Up The NWPCA had a very productive Congressional Fly-in, June 19-20, with over 30 participants storming Capitol Hill and visiting over 50 Hill offices in one day. Three Members of Congress spoke during the NWPCA PalletPAC breakfast: Representatives Walorski (IN), Byrnes (AL), and Chief of Staff for Congressman Ted Yoho (FL). NWPCA also hosted a reception with U.S. Representatives Steube (FL), Long (MO), "GT" Thompson (PA), Walden (OR) and Griffith (VA) at the Capitol Hill Club. Time spent with members was impressive. An outcome of the Fly-in was U.S. Representative Ted Budd's (NC) office reaching out on the same day of our meeting to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Congressional Affairs. The Congressman's staff called on NWPCA's behalf to get

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