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Manufacturing's Value-Added Contributions to the U.S Economy, In Trillions of Dollars »
  Real GDP grew 2.9 percent at the annual rate in the fourth quarter, boosted by strength in consumer and business...
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Chinese National Sword – Impact on Recovered Paper Imports »
The tighter Chinese customs rules, as well as the restricted availability of import permits, haveweighed heavily on the re...
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Brands May Rethink Their Response to Plastic Packaging »
If David Attenborough is the prophet of the anti-plastic generation, Chris Griffin is the pragmatist. As multinationals fr...
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Raj Bhardwaj | Containerboard Makers: Heroes to Zeroes? »
A new report suggests containerboard makers at risk of going from heroes to zeroes as far as their shareholders are concer...
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Investors Pressure Smurfit Kappa to Negotiate with International Paper »
Some of Smurfit Kappa’s largest investors have begun pressuring the company to enter into negotiations with the American p...
Monday, April 23, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Done Right, Nothing Succeeds Like Succession Planning »
Printers live by their deadlines and, for that reason, they take few things as seriously. No printer would slip a delivery...
Friday, April 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Policies Drive Chinese Processing Investments Across the Globe »
Industry experts say numerous recovered plastics processing facilities are popping up worldwide, as the global market shif...
Friday, April 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Amazon to Build 2.4 Million Square Foot E-Commerce Facility in North Las Vegas »
Amazon announced plans to open its largest facility in Nevada in North Las Vegas, creating more than 1,000 full-time jobs...
Friday, April 13, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Can Your Current Package Navigate the E-Commerce Supply Chain? »
While a growing number of people order household products and groceries on-line and wait for Amazon (or another carrier) t...
Monday, April 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Monday Economic Report: Construction Spending 2008 - 2018 »
Written By: Chad Moutray, Ph.D., CBE, Chief Economist, NAM AICC, through its membership in the Council of Manufacturing...
Monday, April 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Transforming Your Business One Byte at a Time »
Since the earliest days of the packaging industry, as in most any enterprise, progress was incremental and evolutionary. R...
Monday, April 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
International Paper’s Pursuit of Smurfit Kappa May Turn Hostile »
International Paper Co. isn’t likely to back down in its play for Irish packaging manufacturer Smurfit Kappa Group Plc and...
Monday, April 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Smurfit Kappa Bid Could Go Hostile, Investors Told »
US packaging giant International Paper has told major shareholders in Smurfit Kappa that it hopes to secure a friendly tak...
Monday, April 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Reusable Boxes Save HVAC Controls Manufacturer $106,000 »
A $1,050 purchase of reusable corrugated boxes and unique box-closing devices has saved industrial manufacturer Belimo USA...
Monday, April 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study Confirms Cleanliness of Corrugated Shipping Containers »
Periodic testing performed to a protocol designed by food safety, microbiology and toxicology experts from the University...
Monday, April 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Smurfit Rejects Fresh $11 Billion International Paper Bid »
Irish packaging company Smurfit Kappa Group Plc rejected a sweetened 8.9 billion euro ($11 billion) takeover bid from Inte...
Monday, April 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
IP’s Mark Sutton Comments on the Revised Offer to Purchase Smurfit Kappa »
"Earlier today we shared our revised proposal to acquire Smurfit Kappa. Let me just say that we’ve followed and admired Sm...
Monday, April 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ireland’s Smurfit Kappa Rejects Improved Bid from Rival Paper Packaging Producer International Paper »
Ireland’s Smurfit Kappa on Monday said it had rejected an increased takeover offer from U.S. rival International Paper, sa...
Monday, April 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
International Paper’s Pursuit of Smurfit Kappa May Turn Hostile »
International Paper Co. isn’t likely to back down in its play for Irish packaging manufacturer Smurfit Kappa Group Plc and...
Monday, April 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Trump's Infrastructure Investment; NAM's Timmons Says Plan Will "Supercharge" Manufacturing »
AICC, through its membership in the Council of Manufacturing Associations, is pleased to present the "Manufacturing Econom...
Monday, April 2, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Monday Economic Report: Consumer Sentiment Index, 2004-2018 »
Written By: Chad Moutray, Ph.D., CBE, Chief Economist, NAM AICC, through its membership in the Council of Manufacturing...
Monday, March 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NAM Economic Report: Weekly Effective Federal Funds Rate, 2007-2018 »
Written By: Chad Moutray, Ph.D., CBE, Chief Economist, NAM AICC, through its membership in the Council of Manufacturin...
Monday, March 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Conventional Printing Breaks Away from Conventional Thinking »
There may have been a time when conventional thinking applied to conventional printing for packaging and labels, but those...
Monday, March 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. Containerboard Production Down 3% in February »
U.S. containerboard production was down 3% in February 2018, compared to February 2017 and down 1.1% year-to-date. The mon...
Monday, March 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Smurfit Kappa's Board Rejects Revised Proposal from International Paper »
The Board of Smurfit Kappa (the “Board”) announces that it received a revised proposal (the “Revised Proposal”) from Inter...
Monday, March 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
International Paper Proposes to Acquire Smurfit Kappa »
View International Papers PowerPoint Presentation Proposal to Acquire Smurfit Kappa
Monday, March 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Millennial Assumptions on the Print Industry: Debunked by a Millennial »
According to the  Bureau of Labor Statistics , the median age in the print industry as of 2017 sits at 47.3 years old...
Monday, March 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Manufacturing Institute’s Heroes MAKE America Program Graduates Inaugural Class »
AICC, through its membership in the Council of Manufacturing Associations, is pleased to present the "Manufacturing Econom...
Monday, March 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
US Retail Sales Fell 0.1% In February »
AICC, through its membership in the Council of Manufacturing Associations, is pleased to present the "Manufacturing Econom...
Monday, March 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Shippable Fridge-Freezer Combination Made of Corrugated Cardboard »
The modular packaging "THIMM COOLandFREEZE" for temperature-controlled shipping was awarded the iF Design Award 2018. The...
Monday, March 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Still No End in Sight to Investment Flurry in Corrugated »
High demand for corrugated packaging continues to stoke interest in investments for machines to produce corrugated case ma...
Monday, March 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Is Your Packaging E-Commerce Ready? »
The old “pathway” of getting product from processors/manufacturers included a distribution channel that would deliver to t...
Monday, March 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Walmart Sued for Misleading E-Commerce Growth in Fight Against Amazon »
A former Walmart executive has sued the retailer for misleading e-commerce results, alleging information was falsely...
Monday, March 19, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Maritime Paper Products: Canada’s Best Managed Companies 2018 »
As Amazon steamrolls over businesses of all kinds, one industry isn’t objecting to their giant looming presence at all: co...
Monday, March 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ISM Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index »
Written By: Chad Moutray, Ph.D., CBE, Chief Economist, NAM AICC, through its membership in the Council of Manufacturing A...

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