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SPI's Communications Department can provide timely information to reporters on a broad range of public policy issues pertaining to plastics manufacturing and economic growth. For more information please contact Director of Communications Ashley Stoney (astoney@plasticsindustry.org) at (202)974-5210.


The Plastics Academy announced Monday that it would honor nine individuals for their contributions to the plastics industry by inducting them into the Plastics Hall of Fame at a ceremony to be hosted in Orlando, Fla. at NPE2015. The inductees that comprise the Plastics Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015 come from different walks of life and diverse backgrounds, but all of them have had a lasting impact on the economic health and vibrancy of the entire $374-billion plastics industry, as well as on generations of plastics industry workers.

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Founded in 1937, SPI is the plastics industry trade association representing the third largest manufacturing industry in the United States. SPI's member companies represent the entire plastics industry supply chain, including processors, machinery and equipment manufacturers and raw materials suppliers. The U.S. plastics industry employs nearly 900 thousand workers and provides $373 billion in annual shipments.

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  • The plastics industry is the third largest manufacturing industry in the United States
  • The U.S. plastics industry employs more than nearly 900 thousand workers
  • The U.S. plastics industry creates $373 billion in annual shipments

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Record-Breaking NPE2018 Pre-Draw Results Show Plastics Industry Investing Heavily in Future Growth
August 4, 2016
Overall, 81 SPI member companies selected a record 243,700 square feet of exhibit space during the event, an 11 percent or 27,000 square-foot increase over NPE2015, which previously held the record for the biggest Pre-Draw in the more than 80-year history of NPE.

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