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 www.plasticsindustry.org and www.inthehopper.org.

"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."


Plastics Industry Trade Association CEO Issues Statement on Federal Court’s Decision to Block Obama Administration’s Clean Water Rule
September 1, 2015
William R. Carteaux, President and CEO of SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, issued the following statement in response to Federal Judge Ralph Erickson of the District Court for the District Court of North Dakota’s decision Aug. 27 to block the implementation of the Obama Administration’s Clean Water Rule: Definition of “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS), which would broaden the federal government’s authority to regulate the nation’s streams and other smaller waterways.

SPI Awards IKO Prosthetic Creative System the SPI-Sponsored Student Design International Design Excellence Award (IDEA)
August 27, 2015
SPI Senior Director of Recycling and Diversion Kim Holmes presented the award to IKO, a student-founded company that designs and builds prostheses for kids aged 3-12 that double as toys, at the IDSA Annual Awards Gala in Seattle.

2015 Global Plastics Summit to Feature Top-Tier Thought Leaders, Highlight Threats and Opportunities Facing Plastics, Energy and Petrochemical Industries
August 26, 2015
The 2015 Global Plastics Summit, Oct. 28-30 in Chicago, will focus on the impact of new forces affecting the global plastics industry—including the new threats and opportunities they create for end markets including packaging, medical and automotive. The GPS will feature presentations from brand owners, top-tier business executives and thought leaders, who will deliver technical content and insights into the global plastics, energy and petrochemical industries that can’t be found anywhere else.

The MRO Expo, What’s New in Bioplastics and More Re|focus Partnerships
August 25, 2015
All this and more in this week’s edition of the Inside Edge from SPI.

Senator Stabenow Shares Roundtable Discussion with Michigan SPI Members
August 21, 2015
Twelve executives of SPI member companies in Michigan met on August 18 with U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) at the headquarters of Dart Container Corporation in Mason, Michigan.

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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.

Tradeshow Service Coordinator
The Tradeshow Services Coordinator provides on-going logistics support as well as coordinates and implements follow-up services to satisfy contractual obligation to exhibitors. This position strives to ensure the integrity of team and corporate performance to achieve quality and excellence in all SPI products and services.

Vice President, Communications and Public Relations
Direct management of all SPI communications and public relations staff and programs. Serve as media liaison for SPI and provide communications support to SPI Staff. Direct the creation and implementation of a strategic, multi-faceted communications program designed to build and strengthen SPI’s role and reputation as a leader and authoritative voice in its field. Devise program guidelines and policies, develop relationships, oversee implementation process, and provide quality control for communications programs, media activities, and special events.

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