SPI fly-in brings plastics professionals to DC

27/07/2012

103 days until national U.S. elections on Nov. 6, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association completed its one-day legislative fly-in to Washington, DC, giving plastics professionals from across the U.S. a chance to speak with lawmakers about "real-world scenarios that illustrate how pressing issues impact the health and viability of their businesses."

SPI President and CEO William R. Carteaux noted that jobs and the economy continue to top the national agenda ahead of the November elections, adding that plastics industry is the creator of nearly 900,000 jobs and has added 33,700 jobs since the end of 2009. Present in every state, the plastics industry contributes $341 billion in annual shipments to the U.S. economy and enjoys a trade surplus of $17 billion, according to SPI....
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