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RPA's 28th Annual Conference & Showcase Exhibitor Registration is Now Open

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

Rpa Members

EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Registration for exhibitors is now open and going fast so register for your booth today! Join the best in the retail packaging business for three full days of educational offerings, networking opportunities and a packed Exhibition Showcase, February 17-19, 2017 at the beautiful Mirage in Las Vegas. Close to 60 booths have already been reserved and we expect this show to SELL OUT!

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Could Your Product Be the 2017 Product of the Year?

Do you have a Great Product to Unveil at RPA’s 2017 Annual Conference & Showcase? Then submit it today to win New Product of the Year!

On Saturday, February 18 at 8:00 am, RPA will host the grand reveal of 2017's Product of the Year entries. Each company that submits a retail packaging product will be given five minutes to present their new creation to the RPA membership. Then the products will be displayed on Showcase floor for the duration of the Conference.

Think your product can win? CLICK HERE TO ENTER


RPA is Seeking Board Nominations for 2017

Are you are interested in serving RPA and the retail packaging industry? Would you like to get more involved with the association in a leadership capacity? Then please submit the RPA Board Nomination Form for consideration by the Nominating Committee. Board members are elected for a term up to three years and represent various segments of the industry. New board members will be announced during the 2017 Annual Conference and more information can be found here.

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 9 19 2016

Global Manufacturing Econ September


Member News


S. Walter Packaging Acquires West-Cost Based Packaging Specialties, Inc.

S. Walter Packaging recently acquired Packaging Specialties, with operations in Portland, Oregon and a new location in Seattle, Washington. This acquisition will expand S. Walter’s geographic presence in the Pacific Northwest, coupled with an increasing ability to service customers on a national basis.


LaPlante Earns Seaman / Garlock Award

Seaman Paper and Garlock Printing and Converting Co., both of Gardner MA, recently awarded Watertown, MA resident James O. LaPlante with a “Lifetime Achievement Award” for his contributions to the development of the SatinWrap Tissue program, which is now the leading tissue brand in the Retail Packaging Industry. LaPlante, and his business, JLaP marketing, have been associated with Seaman & SatinWrap for almost 30 years. He was instrumental in the development of the tissue program as well as organizing the national sales group.


Seaman Paper Earns AF&PA Sustainability Award

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has recognized RPA member Seaman Paper Company of Massachusetts, Inc. with the 2015 AF&PA Sustainability Award for Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction for their Soft Steps Forward Initiative. As part of the Soft Steps Forward Initiative, Seaman Paper made a commitment to decrease their dependency on purchased fuel and electricity, producing 97 percent of their thermal (steam) energy from carbon-­‐neutral biomass. In addition, Seaman installed a backpressure turbine that runs on steam to help meet their electricity needs. Despite the sharp increases in oil and electricity costs over the past decade, these measures have had a positive impact on Seaman Paper’s energy costs.

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 September 2016 
February 17-19, 2017

28th Annual RPA Convention & Showcase

The Mirage

Las Vegas, NV

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