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."


Dart Container Corporation Hosted Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran at Quitman, Miss. Facility
July 7, 2014
Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss) took time to meet with hard-working employees of the plastics industry. Cochran and U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.) viewed Dart’s operations and received an overview of products made at the Quitman plant.

Hilex Poly’s Mark Daniels Named ‘Leader of the Year’ by Canadian Plastics Industry Association
July 7, 2014
Battling plastic bag bans and taxes across the country, Hilex Poly’s Mark Daniels has been recognized by the Canadian Plastics Industry Association for his extensive skill and important contributions to the industry. Daniels, who serves as chairman of the American Progressive Bag Alliance, actively speaks to legislatures about the benefits of plastic bags and their advantages over alternatives.

IRS Amends Rules to Make Benefiting from R&D Tax Credit on Past Returns Easier
July 7, 2014
Updated accounting methods allow companies to use data from the past three years to acquire refunds for past returns. Black Line Group said this change in the rules is an encouraging sign that the Treasury Department is supportive of R&D investments and recognizes their value.

Longtime Industry Colleague Tony Eagan Sinks a Hole-in-One with SPI Ball
July 7, 2014
Plastics make an impact in a wide range of industries…even golf! With a nine-iron from 125 yards out, Tony Eagan, publisher of Plastics Machinery Magazine, hit his finely-marked SPI golf ball with just the right amount of speed and direction to ace the hole.

SPI Hires Established Advocate to Fill Regulatory/Science Role
July 7, 2014
Robert F. Helminiak, a highly accomplished government relations expert, joined SPI's advocacy team as vice president of science and regulatory affairs.

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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.

Manager, America Progressive Bag Alliance Programs
Programs Manager for the American Progressive Bag Alliance (APBA), a segment of the plastic bag manufacturing industry operating as a self-funded group within SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, will assist the Executive Director in managing and supervising programs and issues of the APBA.

Director, Regulatory and Technical Affairs
Responsible for direction and management of the SPI Bioplastics Council and Organic Peroxide Producers Safety Division (OPPSD) and corresponding activities to achieve their goals and objectives while concurrently supporting the goals and objectives of SPI.







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