While we expend a tremendous amount of time trying to differentiate ourselves from the competition when it comes to key prospects, we often forget that the competition is out there doing the same thing. They are sitting in conference rooms or one-on-one meetings discussing the strategy they will use to take our business, and are outlining our areas of weakness... (posted 10.08.14)
AICC Emerging Leaders Take Long Beach by Storm
Nearly 20 AICC Emerging Leaders came together in Long Beach, California before Corrugated Week opened to work and play hard. Emerging Leaders, which are defined as roughly 35 years of age or younger, will meet regularly at AICC's national meetings in sessions specific to their need (posted 10.16.14)
ACA University - Subsidies, State Exchanges and Small Group Market Update
The fifth installment of the ACA University series sponsored by the Council for Affordable Health Coverage, the Latino Coalition and the National Association of Manufacturers will focus on three areas in the spotlight this fall: recent decisions on litigation regarding subsidies offered in federally facilitated exchanges have created a potential speed bump for ACA implementation, state exchanges are entering their second year operating, and changes that may be on the horizon for the small group market. (posted 10.16.14)
A Refresher on Paperboard Capacity—Part II
Understanding how capacity is defined and measured can help independent folding carton and rigid setup box manufacturers better understand the meaning and relevance of operating rates for boxboard grades. AF&PA defines practical maximum capacity as the quantity of boxboard of normal commercial quality that could be produced with full use of equipment and adequate supplies of raw materials and labor, assuming full demand. (posted 10.08.14)
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