Founded in 1937, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association promotes growth in the $427 billion U.S. plastics industry. Representing nearly one million 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."

SPI’s Rigid Plastic Packaging Group Welcomes New Chairman from Airlite Plastics Co. and Vice Chair from Printpack Inc.
November 19, 2015
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association’s Rigid Plastic Packaging Group (RPPG) announced the election of a new Chairman and Vice Chairman Tuesday. Following a brief ballot period, the RPPG Executive Committee welcomed Brad Crosby, President and CEO of Airlite Plastics Co., as Chairman and Terrence (Terry) Harper, Executive Vice President for Printpack Inc., as Vice Chairman.

SPI Supports Repeal of the Medical Device Tax
November 11, 2015
SPI continues to be an active participant in the Coalition to Repeal the Medical Device Tax, which consists of companies, associations and organizations opposed to the $30 billion medical device tax included in the Affordable Care Act.

Business Development Mission to Yanbu and Jubail Industrial Cities in Saudi Arabia
November 6, 2015
The purpose of the business development mission is to introduce U.S. companies to the export and investment opportunities in Saudi Arabia. U.S. companies in the petrochemicals industry can take advantage of significant business opportunities in Saudi Arabia.

Plastic Package Hosts CA Senator Richard Pan
October 29, 2015
SPI member, Plastic Package, Inc., hosted state Senator Richard Pan, MD (D-6) to tour their facility and visit with employees.

Healthcare and Medical Device Industries Depend on Plastics for Future
October 21, 2015
The plastics industry is positioned to play a significant role in the healthcare and medical device space as the demand for services and single-use products grows in conjunction with the graying population, according to SPI's report, “Plastics Market Watch: Healthcare & Medical Devices."

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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 CFO 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.

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.

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