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."

Senate Introduces Resolution to Halt Persuader Rule
June 23, 2016
After the House introduced a resolution to block the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) “persuader rule” in April, Senators Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) have followed suit, recently introducing their own resolution to do the same.

Help SPI Tell Your Story by Taking the Post-Industrial Recycling Survey
June 22, 2016
"Anecdotally we know that recovery of post-industrial scrap is high, but we need concrete data to demonstrate that. With these efforts we can continue to underscore the value of our plastic materials, measure the capacity of the domestic plastics recycling industry, and identify opportunities to develop programs to further drive recovery," said SPI Recycling Committee Chair Ron Whaley.

Plastics Industry Applauds Enactment of TSCA Reform
June 21, 2016
William Carteaux, president and CEO of SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, made the following remarks this morning after President Barack Obama signed H.R. 2576, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, into law:

House Subcommittee Chair Moves to Block Overtime Rule
June 16, 2016
Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce’s Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training, introduced a resolution June 16 that would block implementation of the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) controversial overtime rule.

SPI Hires Senior Director Mary Cecile Neville to Lead Marketing Team
June 15, 2016
SPI announced the hire of Mary Cecile Neville today as the organization’s new senior director of marketing. Neville comes to SPI from SnowSports Industries America (SIA), producers of the annual Snow Show, the largest trade event in the snow sports industry.

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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.

Digital Marketing Specialist
The Digital Marketing Specialist will be working with the Marketing Directors to coordinate marketing support for various departments. This position serves as the driver for the building, coding, maintenance, and distribution of our email marketing efforts. Included is the management of the account management system (AMS) to build lists for various promotions.

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