Member News


RPA COVID-19 Impact and Implementation Survey Results

By Pamela Morrison, RPA Communications Manager

RPA invited members to participate in an industry wide COVID-19 study to survey sentiments and policies being implemented by businesses across the U.S. More than 3,000 companies from various industries shared their opinions on how the pandemic is impacting their companies.


Industry Pioneer Sam Frank Passes Away

Sam Frank, 93, of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, passed away on April 2, 2020. Sam founded Packaging Services in 1961 and owned the business until it was acquired by S. Walter Packaging in December 2017.


RPA Headquarters Office Closed

By order of the Governor of Maryland, RPA's headquarters office closed until further notice. All RPA staff are working remotely and can be reached via email, social media, or phone.


Donald Hedrick, of Don Hedrick Packaging, Passes Away

Donald Hedrick, founder of Don Hedrick Packaging, LLC, died December 21, 2019 at the age of 95.


RPA Leadership Meets With European Packaging Delegation

Recently RPA President Mark Warmuth and Executive Director Molly Alton Mullins met with a consortium of European associations with strong ties to the packaging industry.


Jay Maisel of Commonwealth Packaging Company Passes Away

RPA announces the passing of Jay Maisel, another pioneer in the retail packaging industry.


Industry Icons Larry Fox and Jim Brougher Pass Away

RPA is sad to announce the passings of Larry Fox and Jim Brougher, who were with Conifer Paper.