The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) is the trade
association of the metal and composite can manufacturing industry and its suppliers in the United States. The
association received its charter in 1938, then representing only 39 manufacturers and suppliers of goods and services to
the industry. CMI members account for over 81% of annual domestic production of 133 billion cans; together they employ 22,000 people with plants in 33 states, Puerto Rico and American Samoa.
CMI's mission, simply stated, is to foster the prosperity of the industry and bring value to its members in a cost
effective way. We do this by promoting the can and communicating its many benefits to our customers, consumers, the
media, and trade analysts.
CMI assumes many roles to meet the industry's
needs. On both the national and state level, CMI actively participates in
the exchange of ideas influencing legislative, regulatory and
administrative policies of interest to can makers. CMI has also conducted
and sponsored several innovative studies that led to promotional campaigns
seeking larger market share for the can. CMI provides a statistical
service by publishing monthly and annual shipment reports by product and
marketing category and serves as the industry's technical forum.
CMI Mission Statement
The Can Manufacturers Institute will serve as the voice of the metal can making industry, providing a forum for members to advocate common industry positions to legislative and regulatory agencies whose activities impact the metal can market, to address issues of common concern, and to promote cost-effectively the benefits of the can to protect and grow the market.
- To provide the industry with effective representation in Congressional and Administrative policymaking on those issues with specific impact on and/or importance to the overall success of the can making industry.
- To collect and disseminate industry statistics to provide an accurate assessment of the industry's production and to collect and analyze consumer market information to promote the growth and economic welfare of CMI's members.
- To promote the industry with trade, local and national media and within state and local governments by publicizing overall can benefits and industry achievements.
- To serve, on an as-needed basis, as a facilitation
resource for the discussion and resolution of joint industry technical,
operational or regulatory challenges.
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