Board Converting News, August 30, 2021

FBA 2021 Mid-Year Review (CONT’D FROM PAGE 26)

ican Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) reported the 2020 corrugated recycling rate at 88.8 percent, a slight decline from the 2019 rate of 92.1 percent. However, the average three-year recycling rate from 2018 to 2020 in- creased slightly to 92.4 percent. Rachel and I participated in the International Corrugated Case Association’s (ICCA) Association Leaders’ virtual meeting. In June, Rachel and I participated in virtual meetings with other industry associations on Extended Producer Re- sponsibility (EPR). Maine and Oregon have since signed EPR legislation into law and we are working with AF&PA to formalize the industry’s position. FBA hosted a webinar on the results of the 2020 technical research project on unit- ization or pallet configurations. Rachel and I met with oth- er ICCA representatives to plan for the 2021 ICCA/WCO Global Summit. For the remainder of the year, customer visits are a top priority. Meetings are scheduled with Costco, Walmart and

the association published the Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Report. The FBA Board of Directors held its spring meeting and elected new board members and officers. Bob Landaal, President of Landaal Packaging Systems became the as- sociation’s 2021-2022 Chairman. Additional officer elec- tions include First Vice Chairman Doug Bosnik, Buckeye Corrugated Inc.; Second Vice Chairman Bryan Hollenbach, Green Bay Packaging; Immediate Past Chairman Cathy Foley, Pratt Industries; and Staff President & CEO Dennis Colley, along with Senior Vice President Rachel Kenyon. In May, FBA held its first virtual Annual Meeting. I gave an association update and FBA distributed the 2020-2021 Membership Report to all members. FBA and AICC – The Independent Packaging Association recognized 416 cor- rugator plants for safety achievements in 2020. The Amer-

Amazon while others are pending with Pub- lix, Albertsons, Target and ALDI. Several data services reports (KPI, SPORS, Productivity & Waste, and NAICS) will be published in the coming months. FBA will continue to work with other industry associations to boost residential recycling, promote corrugated sustainability and position the industry on EPR. If you have any needs or questions, please let us know. Enjoy the remaining weeks of summer! Dennis Colley is President & CEO of the Fi- bre Box Association. FBA Seeks Technical Manager Chicago, Illinois based Fibre Box Association (FBA) is seeking to hire a Manager of Technical Services. This position will report to Director of Technical Services Mary Alice Drain and work as part of FBA’s technical team. The ideal candidate has a technical back- ground and project management experience, preferably in manufacturing. FBA is looking for someone who has demonstrated capacity for coordinating, executing, and reporting projects on schedule, has excellent written and verbal communications skills including presentations and meeting facilitation skills, and at least 4-7 years of work/internship experience. The posi- tion is based in Chicago with up to 25 percent travel required. FBA is looking for someone who is interested in growing with the Associ- ation. For a complete job description including qualifications, visit . Send all resumes and cover letters to ca- All information and re- sumes of candidates will be held in the strict- est confidentiality.


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