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 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."

TSCA Reform, TPA Approval and a Re|focus Partnership between SPI and SPE
June 30, 2015
All in this week's edition of the Inside Edge from SPI.

SPI Western Moldmakers Support Bright Prospect’s Educational Efforts
June 26, 2015
For the second year, SPI’s Western Moldmakers Board of Advisors contributed $5,000.00 to Bright Prospect, a local Southern California organization that since 2002 has empowered high potential, low-income students to gain admission, succeed and graduate from four-year colleges and universities.

Berry Plastics in Lathrop, CA Hosts California Assembly Leader Kristin Olsen
June 25, 2015
Assemblymember Olsen was impressed with the plant’s notable safety record as well as the wide variety of brand names for which Berry makes packaging.

SPI Partners with SPE and its Plastics Environmental Division to Produce Premier Conference – Re|focus Recycling Summit & Expo
June 24, 2015
SPI announced today that it signed a three-year agreement with SPE and its Plastics Environmental Division (PED) to co-promote and develop technical information for the Re|focus Recycling Summit & Expo, a world-class event designed to help brand owners and processors achieve their environmental goals. The Re|focus Recycling Summit & Expo will take place April 25-27, 2016 at the Rosen Shingle Creek conference center and hotel in Orlando, Fla.

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association Issues Statement on Senate's Approval of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)
June 24, 2015
“On behalf of the nation’s $380-billion plastics industry and its 900,000 workers, SPI congratulates the Senate for approving Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). This vote finally clears the way for TPA to reach the President’s desk, and will give trade negotiators the authority and the flexibility they need to finalize a robust Trans-Pacific Partnership."

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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.

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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