This course will cover the basic concepts for the proper design of wooden pallets. Using The Pallet Design Software, the most commonly used software in the pallet industry, attendees will learn how to design a pallet and optimize its structure to reach their goals. The course will cover how different material and fastener choices will impact pallet performance and how different load support conditions impact how much load a pallet can carry as well as how pallets, packaging and material handling equipment interact in the supply chain.

Who should attend? You would find this course of value if you are in any of the following roles or similar:

  • Wood pallet designers
  • Pallets sales
  • Packaging engineers
  • Pallet purchasing
  • And other roles that deal with pallets in the supply chain

Course Schedule

April 11, 2024

8:00am – 12:00pm

The Meadow Event Park, 13191 Dawn Blvd, Doswell, VA  23047


You will be given the option during checkout to register as an Individual or as a Group.  If you select Group Registration, please follow these instructions to complete your checkout: Group Instructions.

If you need any assistance with registration, please contact our helpline at vceprograms@vt.edu.


Registration Deadline: April 10, 2024
Cost:  $75.00
Payment Methods: Credit Cards Only
Refund Policy: Refunds are available if requested by April 4th.  All refunds will incur a $5 processing fee.

For more information about this training, please contact Brian Bond at bbond@vt.edu

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Brian Bond at 540-231-8752 during business hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations 5 days prior to the event. *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.


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