MH1 Standard for Unit-Loads is available from MHIA.

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MH1 2005 standard for Pallet, Slip Sheets, and Other Bases, which covers pallets used in unit-load method of assembling, stacking, storing, handling, and transporting materials and products, is available from MHIA (Material Handling Industry of America). Standard defines terminology and nomenclature associated with pallets, describes procedures for pallet sampling, inspection, and testing, and defines U.S. Department of Defense pallet specifications.



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MH1 Standard on Pallets, Slip Sheets, and Other Bases for Unit-Loads Now Available from Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA)



Charlotte, NC - February 12, 2007) Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) announces the availability of MH1 - 2005 - Pallet, Slip Sheets, and Other Bases for Unit Loads. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) authorized the transfer of the work from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) to MHIA in 2006.

The MH1 standard covers pallets used in the unit-load method of assembling, stacking, storing, handling, and transporting materials and products. This standard defines terminology and nomenclature associated with pallets; applies to pallets irrespective of components and materials used in their fabrication; provides a series of recommended pallet dimensions and sizes; describes procedures for pallet sampling, inspection, and testing; indicates procedures for designating pallet requirements; and defines the U.S. Department of Defense pallet specifications.

The MH2 Standard is designed for those who manufacturer, repair, sell, specify, purchase, and/or use pallets. In addition, this standard should be of specific interest to anyone selling or supplying unit-load materials to the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).

Visit www.mhia.org/bookstore and click on the Standards, Specifications and Testing link for more information or to purchase this standard or call 800-345-1815/704-676-1190.

In addition to serving as the Secretariat of the ANSI accredited MH1 committee, MHIA will serve the same role for the US Technical Advisory Group (USTAG) that develops U.S. positions for the international Technical Committee 51 (ISO/TC51) on "Pallets for Unit Load Method of Materials Handling."

Questions regarding membership and participation on the MH1 committee or the USTAG to ISO/TC51 should be addressed to Ray Niemeyer who will be serving as Secretary.

MHIA is an international trade association that has represented this industry since 1945. MHIA members include material handling equipment and systems manufacturers, integrators, consultants, publishers, and third party logistics providers. Member companies come from all areas of material handling and various parts of the world, making MHIA a strong national and international representative for the material handling industry. Much of the work of the industry is done within its product-specific sections, councils and affiliates. The association also sponsors trade events, such as ProMat and NA 2008 to showcase the products and services of its member companies and to educate industry professionals on the productivity solutions provided through material handling and logistics.

For more information on Material Handling Industry activities and programming call 704-676-1190/800-345-1815 or visit our Web site at www.mhia.org.

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