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."

Plastics Industry Positioned to Meet Growing Demands of Automotive Sector
May 27, 2015
SPI released a report today titled, “Plastics Market Watch: Plastics in the Fast Lane,” that anticipates an increased use of plastics in automobiles as economic and demographic forces converge in conjunction with consumers and the government demanding lighter, more competitively priced vehicles.

SPI Double Punch Reaffirms Plastics Industry’s Resolve to Combat Negative Publicity, Punitive Legislation
May 26, 2015
Two separate, but related events recently staged by SPI at one of America’s largest trade shows, reaffirmed the increasing resolve of the plastics industry to educate the government, media and consumers about the value of the industry and its products.

China Plastics Processing Industry Association (CPPIA) Becomes Latest Trade Organization to Join Battle against Marine Debris by Signing onto Operation Clean Sweep (OCS)
May 20, 2015
CPPIA officially signed on to participate in OCS, a product stewardship program of SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association and the American Chemistry Council designed to prevent plastic resin pellet loss and help keep pellets out of the marine environment, at a ceremony at Chinaplas 2015 after SPI had the OCS agreement translated into Mandarin.

SPI, U.S. Plastics Industry Applauds House for Voting to Extend R&D Tax Credit
May 20, 2015
Today the House of Representatives approved H.R. 880, The American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2015 by a 274-145 vote. The bill, introduced by U.S. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), would extend the research and development (R&D) tax credit which SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association supports.

SPI Partners with UMass Lowell to Secure Equipment For Plastics Recycling and Sustainability Lab
May 19, 2015
SPI joined the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell) Plastics Engineering Department on the show floor of NPE2015: The International Plastics Showcase in Orlando, Fla., to launch the UMass Lowell Plastics Sustainability Research Lab. SPI has been instrumental in procuring equipment for the comprehensive industry-university collaborative laboratory that will be used for studying plastics recycling and sustainability.

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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.

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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 Controller 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.

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