March 02, 2021

An Announcement on the RPA 2021: Power of Packaging Conference & Showcase

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Please watch the video above to learn about a changing format for RPA's 2021 Annual Conference. The conference will now take place on Thursday, April 29, 2021, through Zoom. RPA has reformatted the conference to a online program, added supplier breakout rooms, and created plenty of opportunities for members to network with fellow distributors and manufacturers. RPA Executive Director, Molly Alton Mullins, highlights what’s in store.

Show Off Your Product Packaging


RPA announces the launch of its Instashow, a product video showcase where we highlight new and innovative packaging products submitted by members. Check out episode one featuring RPA member Hubco Inc. and their rustic burlap bags.

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Industry News

COVID-19 and Packaging Design: One Year Later

As we shake off 2020 and recalibrate for the future, I’d like to take a moment to share some thoughts about what we’ve learned. No doubt it was a difficult year, and the impacts on the design and packaging business were significant. Read More

Member News

Mr. Michael Coursey of Nashville Wraps Passes Away

Mr. Michael Emmett Coursey passed away on February 21, 2021, at the age of 76.

Michael resided in Savannah, Tennessee, where he worked for Nashville Wraps. Mark was one of the original employees, traveling the country for trade shows. He held several positions within the company over the years and loved them all. Mike was immensely proud of his part in the growth of Nashville Wraps.

The RPA sends its condolences to Michael's family and all who worked with him at Nashville Wraps. You can read Michael's obituary here.

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