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."

American Progressive Bag Alliance Files Ballot Initiative to Redirect Bag Fees from Grocers to Environmental Fund
October 2, 2015
The American Progressive Bag Alliance (APBA) and its supporters filed a ballot initiative with the California Attorney General’s office requiring all money generated or collected under a state law that mandates consumer charges for carryout bags be directed to an environmental fund, rather than to grocers. It also provides local governments the option to direct local bag fees to the environmental fund.

SPI, SPE Now Accepting Proposals for Re|focus Technical Program
October 1, 2015
Submissions for the Re|focus Recycling Summit & Expo Educational Program, which is being jointly produced by SPI's Recycling Committee and the Plastics Environmental Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers, are due by Nov. 1.

South Region Members Gather Again in South Carolina for Workshop and Test Driving
October 1, 2015
For the second year, SPI members from the South Region and from around the country met at the BMW Performance Center in Greer, South Carolina, on September 15 for a morning workshop and an afternoon driving program.

TechmerPM Hosts SPI West Region Workshop and Plant Tour
October 1, 2015
On September 10, over 30 SPI members and non-members gathered at TechmerPM in Rancho Dominguez, California for a half-day workshop, plant tour and networking reception sponsored by SPI’s West Region.

SPI Bolsters Communications Team with New Hire Mia Freis Quinn
September 30, 2015
SPI is strengthening its communications function by bringing on Mia Freis Quinn as the Vice President of Communications. With more than 15 years of experience, Quinn most recently led communications and public affairs campaigns at Hill+Knowlton Strategies.

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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.

Staff Accountant
Utilizing advanced knowledge of accounting theory and practice gained through education and experience provide financial management support services to SPI's operating divisions, service committees, special purpose groups and regional operations. Support SPI CFO in the Finance & Accounting department. Process daily accounting operations as well as month-end close and journal entries accurately, efficiently and in a timely manner.

Tradeshow Service Coordinator
The Tradeshow Services Coordinator provides on-going logistics support as well as coordinates and implements follow-up services to satisfy contractual obligation to exhibitors. This position strives to ensure the integrity of team and corporate performance to achieve quality and excellence in all SPI products and services.

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