Here are just a few of the topics that have come up:
- Sheet supply and availability in various market areas
- Health care costs and the impact of the Affordable Care Act
- Need for more benchmarking data
- OSHA inspections and how to be prepared
In each of these areas, the Council’s concerns are resulting in consideration and/or action by the AICC leadership (even if the action is to say “no, we can’t really address that at this time, but will consider it in the future”). The purpose of the group remains to provide input and act as a forum for smaller members’ concerns. Currently, the following members participate: Donald Budnick, Ardent Display and Packaging; Diane Wolf, Carlisle Container; Chuck Wolf, Carlisle Container; Michael Lane, Go Packaging; Mike Schaefer, Tavens Packaging & Display Solutions; Michael Drummond, Packrite; Archie Strimel, Bell Containers; Dave Reich, Champion Container; Richard Estrada, Crescent City Packaging; Eric Elgin, Oklahoma Interpak; John Pettengill, Michcor; and Larry Taylor, Gulf Packaging. We thank all of them for their participation.
We’ll be recruiting new members for SMAC this spring as the first year concludes, so if you’re interested give me a call. It’s our way of involving members on every level.
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