Founded in 1937, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association promotes growth in the $373 billion U.S. plastics industry. Representing nearly 900,000 American workers in the third largest U.S. manufacturing industry, SPI delivers advocacy, market research, industry promotion, and the fostering of business relationships and zero waste strategies. SPI also owns and produces the international NPE trade show. All profits from NPE are reinvested into SPI’s industry services. Find SPI online at and

"From resin suppliers and equipment makers to processors and brand owners, SPI is proud to represent all facets of the U.S. plastics industry," said William R. Carteaux, president and CEO, SPI. Our most recent economic reports show that the plastics industry as a whole is resilient, and has come through the recession significantly better than other U.S. manufacturing sectors."

At NPE2015, Plastics Hall of Fame Program Honors Plastics Pioneers, Innovators, Educators and Leaders
February 24, 2015
At NPE2015: The International Plastics Showcase, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association and the Plastics Academy will induct nine global manufacturing innovators, educators and plastics industry leaders into the Plastics Hall of Fame, awarding them the highest honor bestowed by the plastics industry.

Referendum to Repeal Statewide Plastic Bag Ban Qualifies for 2016 Ballot
February 24, 2015
After a signature check conducted by California county registrars, Secretary of State Alex Padilla today announced the qualification of a ballot measure to repeal Senate Bill 270, legislation passed in 2014 to ban plastic retail bags and allow grocers to charge – and keep – 10 cents for each paper and thicker plastic bag provided to their customers. With the qualification, the law will be suspended until California voters cast their ballots on the issue in November 2016.

National Plastics Center Presents SPE with $200,000 in Support of PlastiVan™ Program
February 23, 2015
The National Plastics Center presented the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) with a $200,000 check Saturday in support of the PlastiVan™ education program, which sends “PlastiVans” to schools and companies throughout North America to educate people of all ages about plastic’s chemistry, history, processing, manufacturing, sustainability and applications.

Plastics Academy, SPI and Future of Plastics Foundation Present Initial $5,000 Check, Pledge More Funds to Plastics Pioneers Education Fund
February 23, 2015
The Plastics Academy, along with SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association and the Future of Plastics Foundation presented a $5,000 check Saturday to the Plastics Pioneers Association’s (PPA’s) Education Fund in support of their future education programs and scholarships.

Congress Considers Legislation to Stop the NLRB “Ambush Election” Rule
February 20, 2015
Leaders in the House and Senate have introduced a joint resolution of Congress to halt the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) rule to speed up the time unionization elections are held in workplaces.

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The association is structured to meet the diverse needs of the entire plastics industry.  As SPI prepares for the future, member engagement in formulating strategy, developing priorities and supplying expertise is critical to our success.  From the Executive Board to our three sector Councils (Equipment, Material Suppliers and Processors) and the variety of product/policy committees and self-funded groups, there is a strong foundation already in place to build SPI's new business blueprint.  

SPI regularly seeks skilled professionals in a variety of disciplines to develop, manage, and support our programs and initiatives. SPI is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in joining our dynamic trade association, please review our current vacancies.

Staff Accountant
Utilizing advanced knowledge of accounting theory and practice gained through education and experience provide financial management support services to SPI's operating divisions, service committees, special purpose groups and regional operations. Support SPI Controller in the Finance & Accounting department. Process daily accounting operations as well as month-end close and journal entries accurately, efficiently and in a timely manner.

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