Industry. Innovation. Influence.

The Can Manufacturers Institute (CMI) is the national trade association of the metal can manufacturing industry and its suppliers in the United States. The can industry accounts for the annual domestic production of approximately 131.6 billion food, beverage, aerosol and general line cans; employs more than 28,000 people with plants in 33 states, Puerto Rico and American Samoa; and generates about $15.7 billion in direct economic activity.

CMI is committed to fostering the prosperity of the industry and bringing 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 Vision Statement

The Can Manufacturers Institute is committed to fostering the prosperity of the metal can industry and engaging in initiatives to solidify the can as the superior sustainable package.


CMI Strategic Priorities

Create New Energy: Produce effective communications on the can’s superior sustainability and competitive advantages that reinforce and/or change purchasing and recycling behavior

Fortify Sustainability Narrative: Gather new and updated data points so that the can’s strengths are accentuated, and its challenges are mitigated

Formulate and Advocate for Advantageous Policy Solutions: Devise positions and lobby for legislative or regulatory provisions that leverage our sustainability strengths

Advance Product Stewardship: Demonstrate industry’s operations and its products are increasingly protective of human health and the environment

Serve Members: Provide communications to membership and support member business plans through market data and analysis