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palletcentral.com PalletCentral • May-June 2015 45 Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers, Inc. (AHMI) The AHMI is a 200-member trade association headquartered in High Point, N.C., the furniture capital of the world, with a goal to promote logs, lumber and products from Appalachian Mountain region. AHMI member sawmills are honored to welcome the NWPCA and its members. Edwards Wood Products, Inc. Founded in 1969, Edwards Wood Products is one of the largest manufacturers of pallets in the southeast, producing upwards of 120,000 per week. In addition to pallets, the company produces high grade and industrial grade hardwood lumber for domestic and overseas markets at a rate of 3,000,000 board feet per week. Jordan Lumber and Supply, Inc. Established in 1939, Jordan Lumber is one of the largest privately owned lumber companies in the country and has extensive forestry operations on their own lands. Since 1973, more than 15 million trees have been planted on company-owned land. PalletOne, Inc. A major new pallet manufacturer, they process over 200 million board feet annually. The company owns and operates 14 pallet manufacturing facilities and 4 sawmills throughout the eastern United States. All of its facilities utilize lean manufacturing principles, including 6S and kaizen events, that maximize production, reduce waste and deliver continual improvement. Pallet Resource of NC, Inc. Established in 1970, Pallet Resource of NC, Inc. is a full service provider for all wooden material handling needs, manufacturing custom pallets and specialty crating products. The company manufactures, remanufactures, repairs, retrieves, and recycles. PRNC employs more than 90 people on a 22-acre site in northern Davidson County. 2015 SCHEDULE Tuesday, October 20 Evening Welcome Reception Wednesday, October 21 Continental Breakfast & Lunch Tour PalletOne and Pallet Resource of NC Evening Reception Thursday, October 22 Continental Breakfast & Lunch Tour Edwards Wood Products and Jordan Lumber and Supply Program concludes approx. 4:00 pm Friday, October 23 NWPCA Board of Directors Meeting (Closed) Hotel Crown Plaza Charlotte Executive Park 5700 Westpark Drive Charlotte, NC 28217 1-866-380-0612 The Crown Plaza is located just minutes from Charlotte Douglas International Airport. For hotel reservations, phone 1-866-380-0612 and mention group code NWP to receive the discounted room rate of $149/night + tax. Sawmills, New and Recycled Pallet Operations Industry colleagues from around the country will convene October 20-22 for a tour that celebrates manufacturing operational excellence. For the first time, NWPCA is working in cooperation with the Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers, Inc. to tour hardwood and softwood sawmills, and new and recycled pallet manufacturing facilities over two days. Save the Date! Lumber, Pallets & Recycling: NWPCA/AHMI Fall Plant Tours October 20-22, 2015 • Charlotte, North Carolina About Our Hosts Registration details at PalletCentral.com

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