AICC and FBA to sponsor Industry Fly-in, June 1-2 in Washington

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AICC and FBA to sponsor Industry Fly-in, June 1-2 in Washington

February 23, 2015 - 05:28


AICC and the Fibre Box Association are joining forces once again to bring a pro-manufacturing message to Congress and the Administration.  Both associations are inviting their members to participate in The 2015 Corrugated and Paperboard Packaging Industry Washington Fly-In, June 1-2, in Washington, D.C. 

Online registration is now open and available at www.aiccbox.org/flyin and www.fibrebox.org.

Leadership of both associations, including the AICC government affairs committee and the executive committee of the Fibre Box Association, are meeting to discuss various issues affecting the industry and the impacts of related bills currently under consideration by lawmakers.  Among them are:

  • Minimum wage
  • Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
  • Taxes: Corporate tax structure, but also individual reform, as many members pay individual rates as S-Corps
  • NLRB and labor issues
  • Immigration reform

“This is an excellent opportunity for industry members to be heard on issues impacting their businesses,” said Dennis Colley, President of FBA.  “Our industry plays a vital role in U.S. manufacturing and there couldn’t be a better time to share our perspective with lawmakers.”

AICC President Steve Young said, “This is the 11th year for this important industry event. We invited members to our first Fly-In in 2004, and since then attendance has grown with each successive event.  The Corrugated and Paperboard Packaging Industry Washington Fly-Ins allow us to actively advocate on behalf of our industry and encourage members to build and maintain relationships with their elected representatives.”

The Corrugated and Paperboard Packaging Industry Washington Fly-In will be held in conjunction with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Manufacturing Summit, also in Washington.  

The early registration fee is $495 and includes the welcome reception on the evening of Monday, June 1, and the activities on Tuesday, June 2.   The Silver Slugger Suite at Nationals Park has been reserved for attendees as the Washington Nationals take on the Toronto Blue Jays on the evening of Tuesday, June 2.    AICC & FBA Members can also register to attend the NAM Manufacturing Summit events on Wednesday, June 3.    For questions, call AICC at 1-877-836-2422, or FBA at 1-847-364-9600.