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RPA Hosting Reusable Packaging Pavilion at PACK EXPO
 13 Providers Join to Offer Comprehensive Sustainable Packaging Solutions
Arlington, VA, July 12, 2010 – The Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) announced today that 13 companies will join the organization in its pavilion at PACK EXPO International 2010 this fall.   The RPA’s Reusable Packaging Pavilion will provide a comprehensive, one-stop source for packaging professionals interested in economic sustainable packaging solutions.

Within the Reusable Packaging Pavilion, PACK EXPO attendees will have access to all the types of suppliers required to integrate reusable packaging into their business-to-business supply chains, including manufacturers, service providers, and technology suppliers of reusable transport packaging. PACK EXPO is being held at McCormick Place in Chicago Oct. 31 – Nov. 3, 2010.

“The companies participating in the pavilion are among the top suppliers of reusable packaging in the industries they serve.  Their knowledgeable staffs can provide attendees with the information required to make informed, cost-effective buying decisions for moving their products through the supply chain,” explains Jon Kalin, RPA Chairman of the Board, and Sales and Marketing Manager for Rehrig Pacific.  “This is a wonderful opportunity for attendees to see and learn about the proven economic and environmental benefits of incorporating reusable transport packaging into their supply chain.”

“We chose PACK EXPO as our forum for the Reusable Packaging Pavilion because it is one of the largest gatherings of packaging professionals in the world,” said Jerry Welcome, President of the RPA.  “As more and more companies seek new and innovative ways to build a sustainable business, we know that our members’ offerings are right on target to meet their needs.  What better place to showcase our solutions than at PACK EXPO.”

Member companies exhibiting in the RPA Reusable Packaging Pavilion include:
• The Kennedy Group
• iGPS
• ORBIS Corporation
• Container and Pooling Solutions
• Polymer Logistics
• Schoeller Arca Systems, Inc
• IPL Products, Ltd.
• Green Line Armor
• Trienda
• Rehrig Pacific
• Buckhorn

In addition to its Pavilion at PACK EXPO, located in rows 5000, 5100 and 5200 on the main level of Lakeside East Hall in Chicago’s McCormick Place, the RPA will host a workshop on Reusable Packaging followed by a networking reception on Nov. 2.
For more information about the Pavilion, exhibiting companies, or general information about the reusable packaging industry, visit the RPA website

About PACK EXPO International 2010
PACK EXPO is the most complete packaging and processing show in the world’s largest market.  It is hosted by The Packaging Manufacturers Machinery Institute (PMMI), a trade association with more than 500 member companies that manufacture packaging and packaging-related converting machinery, commercially-available packaging machinery components, containers and materials in the United States and Canada. PMMI’s vision is to be the leading global resource for packaging, and its mission is to improve and promote members’ abilities to succeed in a global marketplace. For more information about PACK EXPO, visit

About the RPA
The Reusable Packaging Association is a collaborative effort between manufacturers, poolers, distributors, retailers and educators to promote the environmental, safety, and economic benefits of reusable packaging. The RPA serves as the collective voice of the industry and uses its knowledge of the members’ products and services to advance the adoption of reusable packaging and systems throughout the supply chain.  The RPA is focused on promoting the expansion of reusables as the preferred packaging solution across supply chains in all industries. For more information, visit or call (703) 224-8284.

Media contact: Jerry Welcome
1100 N. Glebe Rd, Suite 1010
Arlington, VA  22201
Phone: 703-224-8284 Fax: 703-243-5612
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