Board Converting News, June 13, 2022

Latest AICC Podcast Features Fosber’s President Jeff Pallini

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to adequately staff organizations, but to a slightly lesser extent compared to April. Inputs — expressed as sup- plier deliveries, inventories and imports — continued to constrain production expansion. The Supplier Deliveries Index indicated deliveries slowed at a slower rate, which was supported by the Inventories Index increase in May. The Imports Index contracted in May after six consecutive months of expansion, reflecting the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns in China. The Prices Index increased for the 24th consecutive month, at a slower rate than April. “All of the six biggest manufacturing industries — Ma- chinery; Computer & Electronic Products; Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products; Transportation Equipment; Petroleum & Coal Products; and Chemical Products — registered moderate-to-strong growth in May. “Manufacturing performed well for the 24th straight month, with demand registering faster month-over-month growth and consumption softening due to labor force con- straints. Overseas partners’ disruptions are beginning to impact U.S. manufacturing, creating a near-term headwind for factory output growth,” says Fiore. Fifteen manufacturing industries reported growth in May, in the following order, among them: Printing & Related Support Activities; Machinery; Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products; Paper Products; Miscellaneous Manufacturing; and Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components.

Gene Marino, Executive Vice President, Akers Packaging Service Group and AICC Board Chair, and Joe Morelli, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Huston Patterson Printers & Lewisburg Printing Company and AICC Associate Board Chair, spoke with Fosber President Jeff Pallini in the latest episode of the podcast “Breaking Down Boxes.” Pallini shares how his company created a culture built around a customer service model taught to him by his fa- ther: “Commitment to the customer to work harder than anyone in the in- dustry to make our customer happy.” Listeners will learn how his approach to hiring the right team members fosters this culture. He also explains how the accident that took his hand changed him and the work he does to help others in the industry take responsibility for their own safety. “Jeff is an inspirational leader, who’s story of success is 100 percent self-made and one that isn’t all that surprising considering his passion for Fosber, his perspective on life and his competitive drive,” said Morelli. The podcast is available now. Subscribe on all major podcast platforms or visit . Jeff Pallini

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