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Arlington, VA, Sept. 9, 2013The Utz Group, international company that specializes in the production of reusable plastic products for storage and transport, has joined the Reusable Packaging Association.

The company is one of the leading manufacturers of multiple-use containers, pallets, and component holders as well as custom solutions. The Utz Group offer: in-house consulting, innovative development, state of the art prototyping and production processes. The U.S. facility, Georg Utz, Inc. is located in Edinburgh, IN.

“RPA is the leading organization in promoting the use of returnable solutions. We feel that by working with RPA and its fellow members it is possible to grow the industry.  We can accomplish this through bringing awareness to end users via education and with the promotion of innovative solutions,” said Mike Chiado, General Manager, Georg Utz, Inc.

“We are pleased to have The Utz Group join the RPA. They are a welcome addition to the Association which continues to have steady growth and strong member retention,” said Jerry Welcome, President, RPA. “Today, the RPA represents 90 percent of U.S. reusable packaging manufacturers, and nearly 70 percent of reusable packaging related logistics companies, in addition to members from outside the US. Our growth demonstrates the growing demand for reusables, and the need to have a collective voice for the industry.”

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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