ROBERTSDALE, Ala - (May 19, 2016) – Bay Wood Products Inc.’s President and founder Jimmy Wilson was recently nominated and voted to a second three-year term serving on the Board of Directors for the National Wooden Pallet and Container Association (NWPCA).
The largest international organization of wood packaging professionals in the world, the NWPCA gives voice to its members and the issues they face daily who might not otherwise have the means to be heard in Washington. They successfully manage governmental affairs, seeking ways to protect the interests of its membership, staying engaged with lawmakers and communicating news that impacts how they make a living.
“We want the public to know we are a worldwide authority on wooden pallets,” Wilson said, “and for lawmakers to understand and act on the issues pallet manufacturers face. It is our vision to achieve and sustain worldwide acceptance of the NWPCA as the thought and information leader on wood packaging in unit-load solutions.” (Pictured: Jimmy Wilson)
Representing more than 600 business owners across the U.S., Wilson will join the association’s Board of Directors in Washington this June for strategic planning and meetings with members of Congress and their staffs. Nominated by the membership and then voted into the position, Wilson said it’s an honor to continue to serve alongside other professionals dedicated to finding solutions for tough issues that often affect thousands of his peers.
Wooden pallets are an $11.5 billion industry, with nearly 3,000 mostly small family businesses operating in all 50 states. In recent years members of the NWPCA’s Board of Director stopped a national fire code proposal that would have eliminated more than 60 percent of outdoor storage space, which had the potential to cost business owners thousands and even shutter smaller operations. The International Code Council, who sets building and other code regulations followed by all 50 states, later accepted new rules approved by NWPCA about the storage of empty pallets and crates.
About Bay Wood Products, Inc.
In business for nearly 22 years, Bay Wood Products Inc. is a full service manufacturer of wooden pallets, rough cut lumber, dunnage, custom crates, biofuel and mulch. The company crafts pallets of all sizes and specifications for big industry, large chemical companies, manufacturers, farmers and shipping agencies. Using the Pallet Design System (PDS) computerized technology, each pallet is created to meet the customer's' specific needs. The company has a long client list that includes customers in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. Large petroleum-chemical companies, as well as steel manufacturers, make up the largest portion of Bay Wood Products' client base. For more information about the company, call 251.960.1107 or visit bay-wood-products.com.