Florida's iGPS suing National Wooden Pallet and Container Assn. over statements suggesting that iGPS pallets may be cause of recent butter contamination in Dallas area
December 15, 2010
– Operator of the world’s first pallet rental service providing all-plastic pallets with embedded RFID tags seeks actual, consequential and punitive damages for false and defamatory statements designed to harm iGPS and its business
Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS Company, LLC), operator of the world’s first pallet rental service to provide all-plastic pallets with embedded radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, announced today that it has filed suit against the National Wooden Pallet and Container Association (NWPCA) and its president for false, malicious and defamatory statements suggesting that iGPS pallets may be the cause of recent butter contamination in the Dallas area.
iGPS operates the world’s first pallet rental service providing shippers and receivers with lightweight, 100 percent recyclable all-plastic pallets with embedded RFID tags. Its highly engineered platform—the world’s most advanced shipping pallet—is rapidly replacing wood as the platform of choice among the world’s most innovative companies. Businesses that switch from wood pallets to iGPS realize game-changing savings—as much as $2 per unitized load—thanks to lower transport costs, reduced production downtime, reduced product damage and fewer rejected loads. iGPS’ pallet is also a major advance in supply chain hygiene—a platform that is easily cleaned, will not absorb fluids that can lead to contamination and never requires treatment with toxic pesticides and fungicides. An independent life cycle analysis has documented that iGPS’ solution is dramatically better for the environment than both one-way and multiuse wood pallets. Launched in March 2006, the company has created nearly 2,000 new green jobs in the U.S. and is led by pallet and supply chain veterans with decades of experience. iGPS (www.igps.net) is headquartered in Orlando, FL and operates its state-of-the-art National Sales and Innovation Center in Northwest Arkansas.