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RPA's 28th Annual Conference & Showcase Was A Success! 

The Mirage, Las Vegas, NV - February 17-19, 2017

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The best in the retail packaging business convened for three full days of educational offerings, networking opportunities and a packed Exhibition Showcase on February 17-19, 2017 at the beautiful Mirage in Las Vegas.

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Who Won RPA's 2017 Product of the Year?

On Saturday, February 18 at the Mirage Las Vegas, RPA hosted the grand reveal of 2017's Product of the Year entries. Each company entrant was given five minutes to present their new creation to the RPA membership. Then the products were displayed on the Showcase floor for the duration of the Conference. The winners will be announced here soon.

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The Retail Packaging Association is pleased to bring its members exceptional educational programming opportunities, through a partnership with UID, the University of Innovative Distribution. Make sure to register for this cutting-edge conference that will provide retail packaging suppliers and distributors with exceptional information to help take your business to the next level.

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Monday Economic Report

RPA is pleased to announce that the organization is now a member of NAM, the National Association of Manufacturers. NAM is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Here is access to NAM’s weekly Economic Report, as well as the latest Global Manufacturing Update so you can stay on top of industry trends and global marketplace developments. We hope that you find this weekly information useful.

 NAM Econ Report 2.21.2017

 Global Manufacturing Econ Report February


Member News


New PWS Expansion in Tennessee

PWS, Your Bag and Packaging Source, announces significant capacity expansion to better serve East Coast and Midwest customers by officially opening up their new production and shipping facility in Portland, Tennessee on January 1, 2017. This expansion will allow PWS to take on new customers at both of their locations in California and Tennessee. Both new and existing customers will benefit from faster shipping times and lower freight costs on orders that can now ship from their new Tennessee facility.


Merger Announced for Max Pack and Carolina Retail Packaging

John Gialamas, President of Max Pack, and Dennis Egan, President of Carolina Retail Packaging, are pleased to announce that the two companies have merged. We are excited to expand the collective talents and abilities of both companies. The combined entity will now have distribution points in Cleveland, OH, Lexington, SC, Memphis, TN and San Francisco, CA. We appreciate the support of our partners in the industry and look forward to growth and continued success in the service of our customers’ packaging needs.


Oakland Packaging Wins Prestigious Award for Distribution

Network Services Company (NETWORK®) honored its distributors for outstanding performance and support during the organization's annual Stockholders meeting in Toronto, Canada. NETWORK's highest honor, the Member of the Year award, was presented to Oakland Packaging, a paper and packaging distributor based in Northern California. The award acknowledges a distributor's outstanding performance and support of all NETWORK programs and initiatives which contributes to the organization's formidable strength in the industry.

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 February 2017 
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