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."


Democracy in Action: Fort Collins City Council Repeals Bag Fee Ordinance after Citizen Opposition
October 23, 2014
On Tuesday the City Council of Fort Collins, CO repealed the city’s bag fee ordinance, following public outcry and a concerted signature-gathering effort conducted by a group called Citizens for Recycling Choices. After the city clerk certified the legitimacy of the signatures, the council could’ve placed the ordinance on next year’s ballot, called a special election to decide the issue or repealed the law outright. Councilmembers chose the last option, scrapping the law in a 6-1 vote.

SPI Announces December Trade Mission to Istanbul, in Conjunction with Plast Eurasia 2014
October 21, 2014
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association Tuesday invited all companies throughout the plastics supply chain to travel to Istanbul for the association’s next trade mission in December.

SPI Expands NPE3D™ Pavilion at NPE2015 as 18 Companies Sign on to Display Technologies for 3D Printing
October 20, 2014
With eighteen companies already planning to exhibit in the NPE3D™ pavilion at NPE2015, show management has expanded this special section of the show floor dedicated to technology for 3D printing, it was announced today by SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, which produces the triennial NPE.

SPI and JASON Learning Launch “Think Outside the Bag!” Plastic Film Recycling Contest
October 20, 2014
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association and JASON Learning launched the 2014 “Think Outside the Bag!” plastic film recycling contest Wednesday. Sponsored by SPI’s Flexible Film and Bag Division (FFBD), with support from plastic bag manufacturer and recycler Hilex Poly, and JASON Learning, a nonprofit organization managed by Sea Research Foundation, Inc. in partnership with the National Geographic Society, the “Think Outside the Bag!” contest will ask students to come up with a creative campaign to increase recycling of flexible plastic films, like dry cleaner bags, product wrapping and even traditional plastic grocery bags.

Statement of SPI President and CEO William R. Carteaux in Support of APBA Referendum to Repeal California SB 270
October 7, 2014
California recently enacted SB 270, the nation’s only statewide plastic bag ban. SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association always has and always will advocate for science and fact-based legislation, but SB 270 does not fit this description.

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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.

Director, Industry Affairs - Equipment Council
Direct and manage SPI’s Equipment Council and related committees through constant interaction with, and direction from, the Executive Committee of the Equipment Council and its broader membership. Integrate broader SPI policy and program goals into Council and committee programming, with particular emphasis on the Association’s three core functions: advocacy, communications & marketing, and trade shows & conferences. Responsible for overall issues management related to this membership segment. Lead appropriate member outreach to governmental bodies, NGOs, stakeholder coalitions and other relevant entities.

Director, Industry Affairs - RPPG & PMDAC
Direct and manage two key Committees that fall under the SPI Processor Council Governance Structure. Assist VP of Industry Affairs with one key committee and general management of the SPI Processor Council.

Controller
Direct all day-to-day activities and management of the financial operations of the organization including accounting, budget planning, preparation of financial reports, tax reporting, development and implementation of accounting best practices and overall risk management for the organization. The Controller oversees financial and accounting system controls and ensures timely financial and statistical reports for management and Board use.







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