Founded in 1937 as the Society of the Plastics Industry, 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.
Food and beverage distributors are facing radical industry changes that threaten their future success with increased automation, new technologies, and trends toward sourcing locally for healthier and fresher products. Segments of the market continue to consolidate with new competitors emerging in niche markets and monstrous corporations like Amazon entering the industry with plans to shake […]