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4 PalletCentral • November-December 2020 PALLETCENTRAL November-December 2020 Volume 20 No. 6 Stay Connected PalletCentral® is a bi-monthly publication of the National Wooden Pallet & Container Association™ ©2020 National Wooden Pallet & Container Association. All rights reserved. NWPCA 1421 Prince Street, Suite 340 Alexandria, VA 22314 703-519-6104 Subscriptions to PalletCentral are complimentary, however you need to subscribe:>>Subscribe Changes and Renewals: Current subscribers may sign-in at>>Edit Bio (look for "Additional Information" to manage your subscription and edit your mailing address. Or fax changes to: 703-519-4720.The NWPCA does not sell our mailing list; data collected from PalletCentral subscribers is solely used for tracking our readership. COLUMNS 6 From the Chairman DEPARTMENTS 8 Inside NWPCA 40 NWPCA Advertisers IN THIS ISSUE On the Cover: iStockphoto/Smederevac INDUSTRY INSIGHTS 20 | Adapting To the Times As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, industry players are finding new ways to keep their employees safe while embracing a "business as usual" mentality. TRANSPORTATION 24 | The Ever-Evolving Need for Flexibility in Today's Transportation Environment Flexibility has been an important thing in trucking this year, and really for all of us. By Dan Horvath REPORT 28 | The Supply Chain's Unsung Hero: The Wooden Pallet Proving the value of the wooden pallet is easy when you consider all the facts. By Annette Ferri OSHA 32 | New LOTO Rules New decisions impact OSHA enforcement on LOTO & Machine Guarding meant to keep employees safer. By Adele L. Abrams, Esq., CMSP and Gary Visscher, Esq, Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC SAFETY 12 | Let's Get Back to Work Making a productive workplace transition in the post-COVID world. By Phillip M. Perry BUSINESS BLOG 38 | COVID-19, Supply Chain Trends, and Pallet Selection — What's Important Now! The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted supply chains and consumer behaviors worldwide. It has heightened the awareness of sanitation and is accelerating shifts involving shopper format preference and palletized handling automation. Here are three changes to consider from the pallet usage perspective. Blog from Nauture's Packaging Workers in pre-COVID times.

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