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Product Testing & Distribution Workshop
The Road to packaging optimization…destination cost and damage reduction

France Bernier, Means of Containment Specialist, Transport Canada
IBC and Small Means of Containment Program – Registration with Transport Canada
Details to follow.

Dave Leinberger, CPP, CPLP, Senior Packaging Engineer, ABF Freight System Inc.
Packaging for Less-Than-Truck Load (LTL) Shipment

Freight damage in LTL transportation can often be greatly reduced with a few simple packaging changes.  Understanding common equipment and handling practices is very important to ensure damage free shipments using pallets, boxes, crates, strapping, and wrapping.  This presentation will offer some useful recommendations for good LTL packaging designs and methods along with the underlying conditions that drive them.

Michel Comtois, President/Founder, Micom Laboratories
Pre-Shipment testing; a critical tool for achieving sustainability

Packaging sustainability is currently on everybody’s radar.  The question is not if we can do with or without packaging, but what and how much packaging has to be used.  Pre-shipment testing can be used to validate the sustainability balance formula.  This presentation will review the main standards available for pre-shipment testing in North America and how they can help you and your customers solve the sustainability balance formula, PRODUCT + PACKAGING = DISTRIBUTION.

Thursday, May 23, 2013
8:30 am – 9:00am – Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:15am – 9:45 am – Transport Canada
9:45 am – 10:30 am – ABF Freight System Inc.
10:30 am – 10:45 am – break
10:45 am – 11:30 am – Micom Laboratories
11:30 am – 11:45 am – Q&A session

Centre for Health & Safety Innovation
Conference Centre West Room
5110 Creekbank Road
Mississauga, ON L4W 0A1

PAC Member - $40.00 + HST
Non Member - $60.00 + HST

Register online

Contact for more information:
Lindsey Ogle
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