IGSA partners with CHEP to bolster industry education initiatives
by | May 11, 2010
IDAHO FALLS, ID -- The Idaho Grower Shipper Association, the trade
organization representing shippers in the Idaho potato industry, is joining
with CHEP, the global leader in pallet and container pooling solutions, to
support the group's educational activities. In return, the association will
promote the benefits of CHEP pallet pooling to its many members.
"The Idaho Grower Shipper Association and CHEP are working together to
provide members with new opportunities through our Educational Seminar
Luncheon series on issues like pricing strategy, food safety and
merchandising," Travis Blacker, president of the Idaho Grower Shipper
Association, said in an April 21 press release. "We are also jointly promoting
the CHEP program, which provides shippers and growers with productivity
and other benefits, and is increasingly becoming part of our members'
environmental sustainability efforts."
The CHEP pallet pooling program provides growers and shippers with durable
shipping platforms that improve supply chain efficiency and lower product
CHEP's global reach also ensures a reliable supply of pallets and is the most
environmentally friendly option for shipping platforms, according to the
"CHEP and the Idaho Grower Shipper Association have formed a mutually
beneficial partnership that will truly benefit their many shipper and trade
members,” Tim Smith, CHEP's vice president of business development,” said
in the release. “We are committed to providing the association with the
resources they need to present educational events that help move the