New packaging association formed

The Association of Visual Packaging Manufacturers has been formed to address growing concerns over plant closings and lost jobs to overseas competition.

The association is made up of suppliers in the carded

packaging market, including printers, thermoformers,

equipment manufacturers, and material suppliers.

There are currently 25 members from across the United States. The association will gather and provide members with information on current or proposed legislation that could affect their businesses. It will also explore opportunities for joint purchasing arrangements. The next meeting was to take place at Pack Expo in Las Vegas, October 14, 2003.

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