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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...
Thursday, March 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
ICPF 2018 Student Packaging Design Presentation Competition »
The ICPF Teleconference grand finale this past February included ICPF’s 2018 Student Packaging Design Pres...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
HP Launches New Digital Label and Packaging Solutions »
HP has expanded its labels and packaging range with the launch of new solutions that can be used in a wide range of applic...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S. Containerboard Production up 0.7% in January 2018 »
U.S. containerboard production in January 2018 was up 0.7% compared to January 2017. The month-over-month average daily pr...
Wednesday, February 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Facing E-Commerce Packaging Challenges »
It’s no secret that E-commerce has expanded rapidly in recent years — everyone knows at least one person who has an Amazon...
Monday, February 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Physics of Relationships »
If you’re one of the many AICC members running a family-owned company, you know the importance of long-term relationships...
Monday, February 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Economic Report: 10 Year Treasury Constant Maturity Rates »
Written By: Chad Moutray, Ph.D., CBE, Chief Economist, NAM AICC, through its membership in the Council of Manufacturin...
Tuesday, February 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
U.S Manufactured Goods Exports, 2000-2017 »
Written By: Chad Moutray, Ph.D., CBE, Chief Economist, NAM AICC, through its membership in the Council of M...
Monday, February 12, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Personal Consumer Expenditures: Americans Are Ditching Duds for Devices »
Written by: Lindsey Rupp, Chloe Whiteaker, Matt Townsend and Kim Bhasin February 5, 2018 In 1977, clothing accounted for...
Friday, February 9, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
To Save Retail, Let It Die »
Written by:  Doug Stephens, a  2018 Spring Meeting Keynote Speaker   In 2011, in what has now becom...
Monday, February 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Economic Report: Unemployment Rate by Educational Attainment »
Written by:  Chad Moutray, Ph.D., CBE, Chief Economist, National Association of Manufacturers AICC, through its memb...
Monday, February 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Manufacturers Intend to Deliver on Tax Reform's Promise »
President Trump and Congress promised to pass tax reform by year’s end, and they delivered. ...
Monday, February 5, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
NAM Sharing Data With White House On How Tax Reform Is Helping Manufacturers »
The AP (1/31, Miller) reports that now that tax reform has been enacted, President Trump is engaged in demonstrating its...

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