Wood for Thought – Industry Quiz to Test Your Pallet IQ

To keep things lively and engaging on our blog, we thought we’d put your knowledge to the test… Wooden pallets...

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Test your pallet IQTo keep things lively and engaging on our blog, we thought we’d put your knowledge to the test…

Wooden pallets are used to securely transport goods around the world.  But, other facts and statistics concerning the wood packaging industry may surprise you.  With the help of several industry resources, we’ve compiled a short quiz that may leave you stumped (pardon the pun)!

To find out how much you know about wood, pallets, and the packaging industry, take this test.  The first 10 readers to comment on our blog with correct answers will win a $10 Starbucks Card.

  1. In what year were pallets invented?
    a) 1939                  b) 1922                 c) 1900                  d) 1893                 e) 1955
  1. Slated for completion in summer 2017, the world’s tallest timber tower—at 18 stories—will be home to residents in what country?
    a) Japan     b) United Kingdom          c) United States          d) Canada        e) Australia
  1. Wood stores carbon, thus keeping it out of the atmosphere. How many metric tons of carbon is accumulated in US wood products each year?
    a) 60 million        b) 40 million           c) 100 million          d) 80 million          e) 30 million
  1. Which of the following building materials is made using large amounts of fossil fuel-based energy?
    a) Steel               b) Cement             c) Glass                 d) None Listed             e) All Listed
  1. True or False?  The pallet industry is the second largest consumer of lumber behind the construction industry.

Stay tuned to our blog for additional trivia throughout the year.  And, remember to contact us for all of your pallet management needs.

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