The annual ISTA Transpack Forum is coming up in Orlando, FL from March 25 – 28, 2013. As in previous years, Nelson will have members of its Technical Center team in attendance. Kent Longardner, Technical Sales Manager at Nelson, fills us in on his past experiences and gives us a preview of what to expect from this year’s ISTA Transpack Forum.
The complete list of 2013 speakers and topics can be found here.
What are the advantages and benefits of attending the forum?
The ISTA Transpack Packaging Forum is nearly three days, centered on the presentations about current industry issues. Each year, ISTA delivers an impressive group of speakers covering packaging, material handling, sustainability, distribution and more. I am eager to hear all the speakers, especially...
You mentioned John Clarke from the Nelson Company, can you tell us what we can expect from his talk?
We can expect a better understanding of how pallets and material handling equipment work together to support packaged products. This presentation reviews Pallet and Material Handling Equipment Interactions and how to improve pallet performance and reduce pallet costs.
How does attending the forum help you as a member of the Nelson sales and technical center team?
The ISTA Transpack Forum allows us to interact with our target market. The attendees are the people with pallet/packaging issues or the ones who have solved their pallet/packaging problems. Learning from others helps us to apply additional technical knowledge to our customers’ needs. For example, the Nelson Company is participating on an ISTA team that is focusing on creating guidelines for packaging and shipping tall, heavy, fragile products, such as expensive, racked, computer systems. These computer systems make transport very difficult because of the high center of gravity and the small footprint. These challenges are directly related to a customer with a similar product. Lessons learned from others within ISTA have allowed the Nelson Company to apply new designs to our current customer.
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Interview with: Kent Longardner, Technical Sales Manager
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