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RPA's 2018 Conference: Booth Selection Opens September 12!

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Save the date for RPA's 2018 Annual Conference & Showcase, taking place March 5-7, 2018 at the beautiful Hilton Riverside hotel in New Orleans! Be sure to add these dates to your calendar as you won't want to miss RPA's Showcase in an exciting new location. Attention exhibitors: booth selection will open September 12 and more information and floor plans to come soon!

Nominate Someone Today for RPA's Lifetime Achievement Award 

RPA's Lifetime Achievement Award is presented annually to a RPA member who has dedicated his or her life’s profession to the advancement of the retail packaging industry. Nominations are now being accepted and the recipient will be announced during RPA's 29th Annual Conference & Showcase in New Orleans!


RPA's 28th Annual Conference & Showcase Was A Success! 

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

The best in the retail packaging business convened for three full days of educational offerings, networking opportunities and a packed Exhibition Showcase on February 17-19, 2017 at the beautiful Mirage in Las Vegas.

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Who Won RPA's 2017 Awards?

On Saturday, February 18 at the Mirage Las Vegas, RPA hosted the grand reveal of 2017's award entries, including Distributor of the Year, Supplier of the Year, New Product of the Year, and the recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. Want to see who won? Check out RPA's Awards page.

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 10.16.2017

 Global Manufacturing Econ Report October


 Renew your Company's 2017 RPA Dues Today!

Please click the EZ-Renew button below to renew your annual RPA dues and continue to receive benefits and services all year long. If you have any questions, please contact the RPA Office at 410-940-6459.

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Member News


RPA Job Offering: Sales Professional /Outside Sales (Regional Markets)

A major New York City luxury packaging and design company is looking for a seasoned Sales Professional for west coast and east coast markets. You must be qualified and very dedicated to assist in servicing existing high-end clients; as well as introducing new clients.  Sell primarily to the Retail Market; hospitality industry, and large corporations. You must know each market territory well.  You must be able to work independently and produce results. Your previous experience must be in shopping bags packaging sales, Marketing & Wholesale with a proven track record. You must have 5+ years of sales experience in the packaging business. College grad preferred.


New PWS Expansion in Tennessee

PWS, Your Bag and Packaging Source, announces significant capacity expansion to better serve East Coast and Midwest customers by officially opening up their new production and shipping facility in Portland, Tennessee on January 1, 2017. This expansion will allow PWS to take on new customers at both of their locations in California and Tennessee. Both new and existing customers will benefit from faster shipping times and lower freight costs on orders that can now ship from their new Tennessee facility.


Merger Announced for Max Pack and Carolina Retail Packaging

John Gialamas, President of Max Pack, and Dennis Egan, President of Carolina Retail Packaging, are pleased to announce that the two companies have merged. We are excited to expand the collective talents and abilities of both companies. The combined entity will now have distribution points in Cleveland, OH, Lexington, SC, Memphis, TN and San Francisco, CA. We appreciate the support of our partners in the industry and look forward to growth and continued success in the service of our customers’ packaging needs.

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Upcoming Events

 October 2017 
October 31 - November 2, 2017

The Four Pillars of the Sales Profession

October Training Camp

Dayton, OH

March 5-7, 2018

RPA's 2018 Annual Conference & Showcase

Riverside Hilton New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

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