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      The Sweet Spot: 29th Annual Compounders Conference

      Ever have that moment when time, space and opportunity align? Remember the feel of a home run off the bat, or a seven iron to the pin? That’s the sweet spot. J.D. Foster, Senior VP, Economic & Policy Division, and Chief Economist of the US Chamber of Commerce, thinks that’s where our economy is now, and will be for some time with stable growth and lots of opportunity.
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      Manufacturing Day 2016: SPI Staff Reflections

      After wrapping up yet another successful Manufacturing (MFG) Day, several SPI staff members who attended MFG Day events at plastics facilities across the nation shared their experience about what made this year's events so special and the incredible things plastics companies had on tap for their events.
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      Tips for Hosting Your Own MFG Day Event

      SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association is once again sponsoring this year’s Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) on October 7 and is encouraging every company in the plastics industry to open their doors and host an event. This year, we’re following our own advice and hosting our first-ever Plastics Education & Career Fair.
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      Brand Owners, Sustainability Leaders Launch Initiatives at First-Ever Re|focus Recycling Summit & Expo

      SPI’s first-ever Re|focus Recycling Summit & Expo wrapped up in Orlando last week. The two-day program featured executive-level forums, diverse educational sessions, dozens of cutting-edge vendors in the Expo Hall and a fair share of big announcements from some of the world’s most recognizable names in consumer products:
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      SPI Helps Play Up Plastics at Family-Friendly STEM Festival

      More than 350,000 students joined their families and teachers last weekend at the 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. SPI teamed with the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the Society of Plastics Engineers(SPE) to co-sponsor  a booth which featured a competition for small groups to clean up litter in record-time on an imaginary beach, with the help of the Rozalia Project, and  plastics-focused experiments led by Plastivan and UMass Lowell student volunteers.
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      Semper Fi – and Thank a Veteran Today

      After serving for more than 20 years in the Marines, Major David Palmer temporary shelved his uniform in 2014 and joined SPI as the Director of Industry Affairs for the Equipment Council. His extensive military training and experience prepared him for daily life at a Washington-based trade association.
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      From 4D Printing to Walmart’s “Made in America” Campaign, GPS 2015 Hits a Homerun in Chicago

      China is still the elephant in the room. Whether the topic is labor, supply and demand or economic growth, it seems like the China-effect is at the center of conversation.  In opening remarks at the Global Plastics Summit 2015 (GPS), IHS Chief Economist Nariman Behravesh helped attendees put China in perspective; less than 1 percent of the U.S. GDP (Gross Domestic Product) is exported to China.
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      Plastics Reaches Out on Manufacturing Day 2015

      The skills gap is a challenge facing manufacturing, and this year the plastics industry opened its doors and made its innovative voice heard to inspire the next generation of manufacturing all-stars to remember that creating things is always cool.
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      MFG Day 2015: Yushin America Takes Pride In Educating Today’s Generation

      Statistics show manufacturing jobs play a critical role in the growth and stability of economies across the globe. To understand the importance of manufacturing from a different perspective, one must understand that most jobs, directly or indirectly, rely on manufacturing.