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."

Plastics Industry is Pleased with House Passage of Miscellaneous Tariff Bill
May 2, 2016
On Wednesday, April 27th the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4923, the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016. Commonly referred to as the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB), this legislation outlines the process by which the International Trade Commission (ITC) and Congress shall receive, consider and approve duty suspensions and reductions.

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association Concludes Inaugural Re|focus Summit & Expo
April 28, 2016
Yesterday, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association concluded its inaugural Re|focus Recycling Summit & Expo which included prominent speakers from the plastics, recycling, food, beverage and consumer products industries.

SPI Releases Automotive Recycling Report at Inaugural Re|focus Recycling Summit & Expo
April 26, 2016
At its first-ever summit and expo dedicated to recycling and sustainability in manufacturing, Re|focus, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association today released a new report, Automotive Recycling: Devalued is now Revalued. The report highlights innovative use of recycled content, achievements in zero waste in manufacturing and promotes increased recycling of plastic automobile parts.

SPI Announces Promotion of Alan Carter to Senior Director of Sales
April 19, 2016
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association announced today the promotion of Alan Carter, an eight-year employee of the association, to senior director of sales.

Resolution Introduced in House to Block “Persuader” Rule
April 15, 2016
On April 15, Representative Bradley Byrne (R-AL) introduced a resolution under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to block the Department of Labor’s (DOL) “persuader” rule.

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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.

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, which represents the nation’s $427 billion plastics industry, is seeking a copywriter to augment the impact of its communications, marketing and industry outreach. The copywriter will be able to develop creative, simple, compelling ideas, concepts and content in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, and write for all forms of media, including digital, print and video.

General Counsel
SPI General Counsel is responsible for leading legal initiatives and providing management with advice on corporate strategy and its implementation. The General Counsel is responsible for contract negotiations, managing all outside legal counsel activities as well as maintaining corporate records and assuring compliance with all regulations and standards. The SPI General Counsel will also provide Board oversight and compliance.

Senior Director of Marketing
Direct the overall development, implementation and evaluation of all SPI marketing strategies. Develop and manage strategic programs for both domestic and international marketing campaigns for SPI trade shows and other events and conferences. Oversee and manage outside marketing agencies in developing and executing the attendee and exhibitor marketing activities for SPI events. Oversee the development and content for the association websites and the distribution of various collateral materials.

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