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Understanding The Key Characteristics of Linerboard and Medium and Their Impact on Combined Corrugated Board - - Second Edition

Converters need to have a greater knowledge about every aspect of their operations, especially obtaining the highest quality linerboard and corrugating medium for the purchasing dollar. Material selection is critical in meeting customer needs, especially in the area of demonstrating sustainability and creativity in packaging design and engineering.

This updated brochure is intended to provide corrugators, sheet feeders, sheet plants and their suppliers with selection criteria to evaluate various containerboard grades. With the template provided you can evaluate your purchasing options for your corrugator operations and which grades are the best in class and value.

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AICC Sustainability Audit - Benchmarking and Improving Internal Plant Efficiencies

AICC's Sustainability Audit Tool is designed to help you identify areas of waste within your plant to help make your company more economically, environmentally and socially sustainable. In the following pages you will find checklists covering key process areas in corrugated and folding carton converting operations. This checklist covers resource use within your operation and suggests ways to minimize waste and thereby conserve resources, save money and improve your bottom line.

In addition, the checklists on labor, health and safety will drive savings and improve the social sustainability of your company's work environment. While this is not intended to be the definitive piece on creating a sustainability program in your organization, it can be a useful tool to start your journey should you be hesitant on where to begin.

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Understanding Box Performance
AICC offers a new brochure, Understanding Box Performance, a joint publication of AICC and FBA. We have jointly developed this brochure to be a simple, non-technical document to assist sales managers, sales representatives, customer service representatives and others in understanding the relationships between box compression strength, corrugated board edge crush test (ECT) and burst strength (Mullen) so the box maker and customer can determine the optimum solution to the customer’s needs.

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NEW 2013 Sales Compensation Survey (Produced Bi-annually)
Based on a comprehensive survey of U.S. and Canadian members, the survey details sales compensation programs in place at independent plants around the country. The report covers types of programs, payment basis, and the perquisites provided for a range of industry sales representatives.

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Journal on Corrugated Graphic Design
A new series of technical articles written by corrugated design professionals... Our newest publication is a valuable tool for all levels of corrugated graphic designers. New designers will benefit from Graphics, Color, and Machine Fundamentals, while the experienced professional will find answers to printing problems and ways to imporve their current plant procedures.

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Salary, Hourly Wage & Benefit Survey (Produced Bi-annually)
The salary and benefit survey of AICC's box plant members represents the only comprehensive report of the key employee salaries and benefits being paid by independent corrugated converters in the U.S. and Canada. Broken down by region and plant type, it includes hourly wage rates for selected positions as well as percentages paid by employees for health care and other benefits.

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Job Descriptions for the Corrugated Industry
Over 60 model job descriptions for production, administrative, and management positions at both corrugator and sheet plant operations. Descriptions include basic skill requirements, duties and responsibilities, and reporting and supervisory relationships. Provided in both hard copy and electronically.

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Anti-Trust Compliance Manual
AICC General Counsel Paul Visny's comprehensive policy guidelines for adhering to the nation's antitrust laws, covering price fixing, price discrimination, and dealing with distributions as well as tie-ins, termination and licenses.

 

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Human Resource Management Guide for the Corrugated Industry
comprehensive guide offering HR policies and procedures for the independent box maker and suppliers to the corrugated industry. Model policies are presented in clear and easy to understand terms that can be incorporated into any company’s employee handbook. Over 35 policies are covered including: Anti-Harassment, Equal Employment Opportunity, Electronic Media/Internet, Employee Classifications, Personnel Records, Privacy, Recruitment, Employment of Non-U.S. Citizens, Americans With Disabilities Act, Leave, Pay Procedures, and Salary Administration. Provided in both hard copy and electronically.

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Currently In Revision - Equipment Justification Guide
Making the correct and best selection of new or used capital equipment begins with a well-informed understanding of your company’s needs and the technology available to meet those needs. This guide provides you with a formula to assess both need and value when considering the purchase of capital equipment as well as a checklist that you can use to evaluate and compare different options. A list of critical questions is also included --- the questions we most often forget to ask before the equipment arrives.

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Hazardous Materials Guide for Corrugated Packaging Manufacturers
The 2nd Edition of this valuable AICC publication covers the latest rules and regulations for paperboard containers manufacturer for shipment and protection of hazardous materials. Shipment of hazardous materials via common carrier, ship and especially air continue to grow and change. To manufacture boxes for hazardous materials you have to follow certain marking, training, hazard communication, and quality control requirements. This booklet is an invaluable reference for the paperboard packaging manufacturer.

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