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."

New SPI Program Being Developed to Recognize Companies Pursuing Zero Waste
August 29, 2014
Voluntary reporting incentivizes companies to be more active, and recognizes those making strides to increase their landfill diversion rates.

Former Husky VP Michael Urquhart Joins NPE2015 Sales Team
August 27, 2014
Michael Urquhart will work in cooperation with Gunther Hoyt Associates, a key international sales agent for NPE2015: The International Plastics Showcase, it was announced today by SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, which produces the triennial NPE shows. NPE2015 will take place March 23-27, 2015 in Orlando, FL, U.S.A.

SPI Invites Students to Imagine the Future of Plastics in 2014 Student Video Competition
August 27, 2014
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association and SPI’s Future of Plastics Foundation announced the official opening of the plastics industry’s 2014 Student Video Contest Wednesday. This year’s theme is “Innovating in the 21st Century” and asks graduate and undergraduate students, as teams and/or as individuals, to submit 2-4 minute videos that explore the future of plastics in the realms of innovation, design freedom and the economics of plastics.

SPI Recycling Expert Named Rising Star by Plastics News
August 12, 2014
Kim Holmes, SPI's director of recycling and diversion, has been named a “Rising Star” by Plastics News, a leading voice in the plastics industry. Holmes, who joined SPI full-time in the fall of 2013, is responsible for leading the Recycling Committee and advising senior leadership and staff on policy, trends and other issues associated with sustainability.

In Memoriam: Andrew "A.J." Janosko
July 28, 2014
We are saddened to announce that A.J. passed away unexpectedly Monday, June 23, 2014. He was 45.

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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.

Director, Industry Affairs - Equipment Council
Direct and manage SPI’s Equipment Council and related committees through constant interaction with, and direction from, the Executive Committee of the Equipment Council and its broader membership. Integrate broader SPI policy and program goals into Council and committee programming, with particular emphasis on the Association’s three core functions: advocacy, communications & marketing, and trade shows & conferences. Responsible for overall issues management related to this membership segment. Lead appropriate member outreach to governmental bodies, NGOs, stakeholder coalitions and other relevant entities.

Director, Industry Affairs - RPPG & PMDAC
Direct and manage two key Committees that fall under the SPI Processor Council Governance Structure. Assist VP of Industry Affairs with one key committee and general management of the SPI Processor Council.

Direct all day-to-day activities and management of the financial operations of the organization including accounting, budget planning, preparation of financial reports, tax reporting, development and implementation of accounting best practices and overall risk management for the organization. The Controller oversees financial and accounting system controls and ensures timely financial and statistical reports for management and Board use.

Recycle Plastics 365 - Pursuing Zero Waste

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