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 Applauds MTB Passage
May 20, 2016
The $427-billion U.S. plastics industry applauded President Barack Obama after he signed H.R. 4923, the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016, into law Friday. The bill establishes a new Miscellaneous Tariff Bill process that America’s manufacturers can use to avoid having to pay tariffs on imported products of which there’s no suitable U.S.-based supplier.

American Progressive Bag Alliance to Submit Signatures to Qualify Environmental Fee Protection Act Initiative
May 19, 2016
The initiative would direct all money generated or collected under a state law that mandates consumer charges for carryout bags to an environmental fund, rather than to grocers’ profits.

SPI Welcomes First General Counsel, Kiran Mand
May 19, 2016
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association announced this week the appointment of Kiran Mand as its first-ever general counsel.

OSHA Issues Final Rule to “Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses”
May 16, 2016
Effective January 1, 2017, certain employers will be required to electronically submit to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) the injury and illness records they are currently required to keep under existing OSHA regulations.

OSHA Releases Background Materials for Potential Rulemaking Activity on Process Safety Management (PSM)
May 16, 2016
Background and supporting materials provided to the Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel for the rulemaking are now available to the public in the rulemaking docket.

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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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