PPC’s North American Paperboard Packaging Competition: 2013 Retrospective

10/21/2014

In just about a week, PPC will hold its annual Fall Meeting, taking place this year in Atlanta, GA. Each year, our membership eagerly looks forward to the North American Paperboard Packaging Competition awards ceremony, a highlight of every Fall conference. We are so thrilled to be able to reveal the 2014 competition top winners during the ceremony, so in their honor, here is a review of their predecessors from the 2013 Carton Competition.

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Why Use Social Media to Promote your Plant?

10/9/2014

143 million people in the U.S. use Facebook. You probably have an account yourself. You might post vacation photos, chat with family members, or reconnect with people you haven’t spoken to in years. But have you thought about using Facebook and other social media platforms to promote your plant?

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Sustainable Forest Management Practices an Integral Part of the Paperboard Industry

10/3/2014

Our industry’s dedication to sustainability is not surprising, as the lifeblood of our industry—paperboard—is renewable and recyclable by its very nature. However, the sustainability of our product goes beyond its natural features: the trees used to make paperboard packaging are harvested from forests and tree farms maintained via sustainable forest management practices that ensure that, as a society, we will continue to have healthy and abundant forests for decades to come.

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The Tides of Change: Returning Jobs to American Shores

9/26/2014

For the last several decades, American firms have been relocating their plants to China and other developing nations where, until recently, they enjoyed cheap and plentiful labor. However, the U.S. manufacturing sector has been making a comeback in recent times, adding nearly one-half million jobs since 2010. Much of this growth can be attributed to a trend known as “onshoring,” or the relocation of jobs back to the U.S. from overseas...

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Global Middle Classes Demand Paperboard

9/17/2014

Since the turn of the century, the rapidly developing BRIC nations of Brazil, Russia, India, and China have taken on larger roles in the global marketplace. As these countries have grown, so too have their middle classes. And with newfound disposable income, consumers in the BRIC nations are eager to spend.

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PPC’s North American Paperboard Packaging Competition: 2013 Retrospective
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  • Why Use Social Media to Promote your Plant?
  • Why Use Social Media to Promote your Plant?
    10/9/2014

    143 million people in the U.S. use Facebook. You probably have an account yourself. You might post vacation photos, chat with ...