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Analysts doubt success of Kapstone announcement based on market forces
Last week, Kapstone Paper and Packaging announced a $40/ton increase in the domestic price of containerboard ($50/exports) effective March 31, 2015. Reports from the forest products industry stock analysts expressed skepticism that market conditions would support this move. Click here to read more.


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Bid for Promo Competition, Show Off Your Design and Creative Capabilities, Entry Deadline March 13, 2015
The goal is to design and manufacture a promotional piece that promotes AICC's Independent Packaging Design Competition – "Big Design Roundup" to independent sheet, corrugators, folding carton and rigid box plants who make up AICC's membership.
(posted 02.11.15)

Changing Shipping Regulations... Be Prepared
the Chemical Packaging Committee of the Institute of Packaging Professionals monitors the global changes in hazardous material packaging and shipping regulations. Global Harmonizing System (GHS) remains at the top of the agenda. GHS will be used by the US to comply with the UN directives for import and export packaging and labeling of hazardous materials.
(posted 03.03.15)

AICC Readies Census of the Independent Sector
AICC has announced plans to publish a comprehensive census of the independent sector of the corrugated packaging industry later this year. Data gathering for the project will begin in late February...
(posted 02.26.15)

Application Process Open for Troll Scholarships. Application Deadline June 19, 2015
Each year, the trustees of the J. Richard Troll Memorial Scholarship Fund grant monetary scholarships to three undergraduate-level college or university students and one graduate-level student. Click on the link above for details and scholarship application.
(posted 03.03.15)


Top Folding-Carton & Rigid Box Resources

Bid for Promo Competition, Show Off Your Design and Creative Capabilities, Entry Deadline March 13, 2015
The goal is to design and manufacture a promotional piece that promotes AICC's Independent Packaging Design Competition – "Big Design Roundup" to independent sheet, corrugators, folding carton and rigid box plants who make up AICC's membership.
(posted 02.11.15)

A Habit of Winning
The majority of AICC General Members have under $15 million in annual sales. Understanding that smaller in sales does not mean smaller in stature AICC created the Smaller Manufacturers Advisory Council (SMAC) in 2013. Interested in seeing what SMAC can offer your business?
(posted 02.26.15)

Application Process Open for Troll Scholarships. Application Deadline June 19, 2015
Each year, the trustees of the J. Richard Troll Memorial Scholarship Fund grant monetary scholarships to three undergraduate-level college or university students and one graduate-level student. Click on the link above for details and scholarship application.
(posted 01.19.15)

Estimating System Theory and Practice—Part 2
Cost accounting, by definition, is an attempt by accountants to find a rational way to allocate an entity’s perceived costs to each order. Then, based upon assumed levels of activity, various pricing scenarios can be developed and analyzed.
(posted 02.11.15)


Emerging Leaders Spring Training
Only for AICC Emerging Leaders
Sound Packaging, Chandler, Arizona
March 6-7, 2015 (Fri. - Sat.)
Food Safety Certifification for Package Component Suppliers - 2 Part - Webinar
Part 1, by Lonnie Jaycox
March 10, 2015 (Tue. 11:00 am EST)
Sales Strategy and Performance Metrics
Chicago Marriott, Downers Grove, Illinois
March 10-11, 2015 (Tue. - Wed.)
Food Safety Certifification for Package Component Suppliers - 2 Part - Webinar
Part 2, by Lonnie Jaycox
March 12, 2015 (Thur. 11:00 am EST)
Optimizing Plant Operations Seminar
Southern Missouri Containers, Springfield, Missouri
Seminar agenda
March 18-19, 2015 (Wed. - Thur.)
18 Ways To Sell On Value
Webinar
March 26, 2015 (Thur. 11:30 am (E)
Emerging Leaders Naples Precon
Only for AICC Emerging Leaders
Naples Grande Resort, Naples, Florida
April 28-29, 2015 (Tue. - Wed.)
AICC 2015 Spring Meeting
& 40th Anniversary Celebration

Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples, Florida
April 29 - May 1, 2015 (Wed. - Fri.)
Region 6 Meeting with Chicago TAPPI
Save The Date
May 12, 2015 (Tue.)
AICC/FBA Industry Fly-In
Washington, DC
June 1 - 2, 2015 (Mon. - Tue.)
AICC Canada/CCCA Annual Golf Tournament
New Location - Glen Eagle Golf Club, Caledon, Ontario, Canada
June 8, 2015 (Mon.)
AICC Mexico 2015 Annual Meeting
Camino Real Monterrey Hotel, Monterrey, Mexico
June 10 - 12, 2015 (Wed. - Fri.)
Region 3 Meeting
The Westin St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri
June 15-16, 2015 (Mon. - Tues.)
Region 5 Meeting
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June 25-27, 2015 (Thru. - Sat.)
Region 7 Meeting
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July 9-10, 2015 (Thru. - Fri.)
Region 6 Meeting
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July 20, 2015 (Mon.)
Region 2 Meeting
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August 10-14, 2015 (Mon.-Fri.)
Region 8/9 Meeting
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August 26-28, 2015 (Wed. - Fri.)
Region 10 Meeting
Save The Date (tentative)
September 9-10, 2015 (Wed. - Thur.)
Region 10 Meeting
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September 16-17, 2015 (Wed. - Thur.)
Region 8 Meeting
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October 14-15, 2015 (Wed. - Thur.)
Region 4 Meeting
Save The Date (tentative)
October 26-31, 2015 (Mon. - Sat.)
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