Long live the Palleteers!

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L-to-R: Debjit Roy (Indian Institute of Management), Brian Thorn (Rochester Institute of Technology), Maria Grazia Gnoni (Universita del Salento), Jennifer Pazour (Rensselaer  Polytechnic Institute), Fabiana Tornese (Universita del Salento) and yours truly.

In a very rare and unique opportunity and for the first time, all six of our researchers devoted to pallet logistics work met in person in one location: at IMHRC in Savannah Georgia!. This group has been continuously holding bi-weekly video conference meetings for the last 6 years but, being scattered around the globe (India, Italy, and all over North America), it had been impossible to ping everyone in one location at the same time – until now!. This unique research group (which only converges when summoned for important work on pallets!) was aptly baptized as the “Palleteers” by Jen Pazour while at the University of Central Florida in 2012  -clearly inspired by a certain nearby themed park with a happy Mouse club. Hope this is a repeat one day.