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Members vote to close Canadian Pallet Council

COBOURG, Ont.–At a vote taken on March 23rd, 2015, at a Special General Meeting held in Toronto, members decided to dissolve the Canadian Pallet Council. The closure is the result of the loss of members over the last few years, and most significantly, the recent loss of all major distributor support, the CPC indicated in a release this week.

There is no longer a viable network of members willing or able to exchange CPC pallets.

In a letter to members, Belinda Junkin, President & CEO, said that immediate steps are being taken towards the closure of the CPC with the expectation that all active operations will cease by the end of May 2015.

Members should take note of the following dates for the discontinuance of services:

  •  April 30 – CTSWEB will cease to operate. If you are using CTSWEB and wish to extract your data, you must do so prior to this date.
  • April 30 – CPC Office will close.
  • May 29 – CPC Operations & Member Support will cease.

During the period that CPC operations are maintained, the CPC will continue to respond to members, however response times are expected to be longer. The CPC will also sell Bills of Lading during this period so long as it has inventory, Junkin said.


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