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Can Manufacturing is a “Critical or Essential Business” during Pandemic

Posted: 29 March 2020
MARCH 29, 2020 -- WASHINGTON, DC — As the federal, state and local authorities around the country identify critical businesses needed to remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) strongly encourages can manufacturing be considered a critical business or essential industry.  Authorities should consider not...

Can Manufacturing is a “Critical or Essential Business” during Pandemic

Posted: 21 March 2020
WASHINGTON, DC — As the federal, state and local authorities around the country identify critical businesses needed to remain open during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) strongly encourages can manufacturing be considered a critical business or essential industry.  Authorities should consider not only can...

Food Industry Asks for Clarification Regarding Bans and Curfews

Posted: 19 March 2020
CMI, along with 59 other food, beverage and consumer packaged good industry associations, sent a letter to State and Local Elected Officials requesting assistance clarifying business that are exempt from local gathering bans and curfews, etc. As of March 15, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that gatherings be...

Can Manufacturers Institute Asks Trump Administration for Immediate Waiver from Steel Tariffs

Posted: 18 March 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. —  The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) calls on the Trump Administration to immediately suspend tariffs on steel used to manufacture food and aerosol cans.  Outsized demand for everyday canned foods and disinfectant products is straining supply chains.  Can manufacturers desperately need a steady source of...

Can Manufacturing is a “Critical Business” during Pandemic

Posted: 16 March 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the federal, state and local authorities around the country consider which critical businesses need to remain open during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) strongly encourages can manufacturing be considered priority business or critical industry.  Authorities should consider not only can...

Can Manufacturers Institute Seeks Consultant to the CMI Chemical and Food Safety Subcommittee

Posted: 13 January 2020
WASHINGTON, DC – December 2019 – The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) is seeking a Technical and Regulatory Chemical and Food Safety Consultant that will report directly to the Director of Government Relations, Chair of the Chemical and Food Safety Committee and CMI President.Relevant Work Experience: Candidate should have, at...

Can Manufacturers Institute Affirms Positive Sustainability Attributes of the Aluminum Beverage Can

Posted: 12 November 2019
WASHINGTON, DC – November 12, 2019 – The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) affirms the beverage can as the most recycled drink package in the world. In the United States, the recycling rate for the aluminum beverage can of 50 percent is considerably higher than the U.S. recycling rate for the plastic PET bottle of 26 percent. The...

REPORT: Aluminum Can Maintains Position as Most Sustainable Beverage Package

Posted: 09 September 2019
 September 9, 2019 - A newly released report by the Aluminum Association and the Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) shows that aluminum cans continue to outperform competitive packaging types on a number of key sustainability metrics.The new report – “The Aluminum Can Advantage: Key Sustainability Performance Indicators 2019”...

Can Manufacturers Institute Appoints Strong Communicator to Lead Association’s Sustainability Efforts

Posted: 15 July 2019
WASHINGTON, DC – July 15, 2019 -- Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) President Robert Budway announced the appointment of Scott Breen, a strong sustainability communicator, to lead the association’s sustainability and recycling efforts.Breen, who comes to CMI from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, will represent the can manufacturing...

Can Manufacturers Applaud Exclusion of Aluminum and Steel Tariffs in U.S. Canada and Mexico Trade Agreement

Posted: 17 May 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. — May 17, 2019 — The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) applauds the exclusion of aluminum and steel tariffs from the U.S. Canada and Mexico Trade Agreement.U.S. can manufacturers are thrilled that an agreement is being reached without tariffs or quotas.The can industry relies on imported metal to make up for shortfalls of domestic...

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