CAN TUBE BULLETIN December 2022

The Can Tube Bulletin is a monthly business intelligence publication for the packaging industry offering its readers a mixture of news, features, reviews, comment and access to an unparalleled knowledge base, delivered through online services. It is an excellent source of information about issues affecting this industry, as well as updates on CCTI activities. 

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Season's Greetings to our CCTI Members and Friends,



We wanted to take a moment to extend warm holiday wishes to our members, partners, sponsors and supporters from the CCTI office! We look forward to continuing to serve your industry organization in the New Year together!


As we head into 2023, CCTI is looking for members who are interested in serving on the CCTI Technical Committee. If you or a colleague would like to serve, please contact the CCTI office.


We are working on one legislative issue currently during the lame duck session on behalf of our members, CCTI recently partnered with other manufacturing organizations and signed a collaborative letter of support to urge Congress to act by the end of the year to reinstate the EBITDA standard for business interest deductions.

As you probably already know, a stricter EBIT-based standard for calculating businesses’ interest deductions took effect at the beginning of 2022. By excluding the “DA” (companies’ depreciation and amortization expenses), the EBIT standard limits interest deductions for capital-intensive businesses and makes it more costly for them to debt finance for growth. A recent found that the switch from EBITDA to EBIT will cost the U.S. economy 467,000 jobs. If you reach out to your congressman individually on this issue, please let us know, so we can follow up as an organization also.

As always, I invite you to contact me directly on my mobile phone at 301 335 2715 or reach out to the office via email or phone, if we can be of assistance. 


Our staff... Jacquie, Heidi, Stacie, Heidi, Chad and Morgan wishes you a happy holiday season and a wonderful new year!


We look forward to seeing you in Memphis in May!


Andrea Ball

CCTI Executive Director

 

CCTI Announces 2023 Annual Meeting Plans!

Take Advantage of our Early Bird Special

Register Now & Save $25 Until April 1!


  • Regular Full Meeting Registration $500
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Hotel Cutoff Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2023


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A limited number of rooms are also available 3 days pre and post our meetings if you want to enjoy all the fun that Memphis, TN offers including the Beale Street Blues Festival at Memphis in May over the weekend! 


Bring your family and come for the networking and educational meetings! Registration includes all meals, receptions and the meeting for you and your guest! The hotel room reservation link will be available in early January.


Questions? info@cantube.org 

In an effort to raise awareness about CCTI member capabilities within the consortium, CCTI has launched the member spotlight showcasing our members, their achievements, products and services.


We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity and submit your company's information via the member spotlight application. There are a lot of exciting projects coming up in the pipeline, and the spotlights help raise awareness to your company capabilities.

Welcome to our Newest Industry

CCTI Member!


Greif is a leading supplier of industrial packaging products and services. With strategic locations throughout more than 37 countries, Greif remains steadfast in its commitment to being the highest performing customer service entity for its global and regional customers around the world.


Greif offers large, intermediate, and specialty fibre, plastic or steel drums, and IBCs that offer a truly customized solution with the appropriate components for the paint, coating, or ink market.

Welcome to our latest

CCTI Associate Member!


Rayfield Metal Stamping offers easy open ends (standard & customized) & Can components.


3600 N Summit St Toledo, OH43611. (419) 726-4400

Welcome Back Indevco! Thanks for your membership renewal!


INDEVCO Flexible Packaging is a multi-layer plastic film extrusion technology, we produce custom high-performance Industrial films & bags tailored to your product needs.


Tellet Al Assafir, Ajaltoun, Indevco Bldg.1, 4th Floor

P.O. Box 11-2354 Beirut - Lebanon

Tel: +961-9-209 000 Ext. 3129

NEWS WATCH

CCTI Opposes NLRB Standard Change


A change recently proposed by the National Labor Relations Board would have harmful effects on manufacturers if enacted. CCTI has been working closely with the NAM Council for Manufacturing Associations to oppose this change.

What’s happening: In September, the federal agency published formal notice of intent to revise its joint employer standard, which went into effect in 2020.


  • Under the 2020 rule, an entity can be considered a joint employer of another employer’s workers only if it and the other employer share or jointly determine the essential terms of employment, such as wages, hiring and discipline.


  • The revision would consider businesses to be employers not just of their employees, but of temporary workers and independent contractors as well.


Why it’s important: It would exacerbate manufacturers’ ability to respond to changing market demands, including efforts to address acute workforce needs. If the change is enacted, manufacturers that use staffing firms to fill worker shortages—still a significant challenge in the industry—would be made responsible for workers “they did not hire and are working with temporarily, Furthermore, it would “create new tensions and complications” in the organized labor landscape.


A safety hazard: If enacted, the new rule would challenge a company’s ability to release workers who violate workplace rules. It would also impede companies’ ability “to provide basic safety training to workers or take action to address health and safety threats as they arise, such as during the COVID-19 pandemic.


The final word: The proposed rule “will harm manufacturers at a time when they need the flexibility and contingency offered through temporary and contract workers. These personnel help manage supply chain impacts, demand for manufactured products and other inflationary challenges.

Cybersecurity Concerns Among Top Barriers for Remote Access Adoption


While factory management at the click of a button might sound enticing, packaged goods companies say IT security concerns are the top barrier for adopting remote access technology.

Industrial remote access allows support teams to remotely connect to and manage computer-based equipment, according to remote access technology provider Ewon.


Malware and access to sensitive company information came up as specific concerns for the technology in a survey conducted for PMMI Business Intelligence’s 2022 report “Challenges and Opportunities for Packaging and Processing Operations.”


Surveyed OEMs also saw customer buy-in and acceptance of remote access by CPGs as a barrier to wider rollout, which the report says could be explained by companies’ security concerns.


Cybersecurity is not the only reason for resistance from companies. Other points noted in the survey included concern that legacy equipment would not support the technology, worries over a lack of knowledge or understanding of the technology, as well as cost and limited time.


“Some of our equipment will not support,” one CPG said. “Management time is limited in a growing organization.” Conversely, a number of participants stated they were already using the technology within their operations. “We stress the importance of remote access,” one supplier said.

While companies have noted several barriers holding back remote access adoption, OEMs might be able to drum up acceptance through support. Companies want reassurances about the security of systems, provided by trusted advisers through a secure connection rather than public IPs to agreed standards.


Composite Can & Tube Institute Member Renewal Application for FY23


Suppliers and Industry member dues term runs from May 1, 2022 to April 30, 2023. CCTI is a valuable business resource, marketing tool, and a national industry voice in Washington. Membership may be paid on an annual payment plan or as a one time payment. Click here to renew or join now. Contact us with questions at info@cantube.org.


It is time to renew your membership with the Composite Can and Tube Institute for the upcoming fiscal year. As you know, CCTI is an international trade association that promotes the industry and offers collective collaboration and networking between members who manufacture composite paperboard cans, containers, tubes, cores, cones, fibre drums, and related items as well as associate members who supply machinery, adhesives, paperboard, labels, and other services. Membership dues can be paid annually, or if you prefer we can arrange a payment plan on a quarterly or monthly recurring basis to fit your budget. 


For 89 years, CCTI has brought you many benefits such as industry representation and networking, but also several benefit programs which have the potential to save your company money and time:


  • Annual Industry Meetings and Trade Shows
  • CanTube.org Members Only Website
  • The monthly CanTube Bulletin E-News 
  • "ASK VINNIE" Online Q&A Service
  • Group Health Insurance Discounts Industry Technical Committee and Documents
  • Legislative and Regulatory Monitoring Access to Legal Opinions on Industry Issues
  • Industry Safety Recognition Contest
  • Annual Industry Directory


In addition to receiving direct access to these programs, as a member, you will receive many of CCTI's other benefits and services, including advertising, sponsorship opportunities, educational activities and networking.


Your dues renewal notice was recently mailed to your current address on file or you are welcome to download the CCTI Membership Renewal application by clicking here. Don't forget your membership dues are a tax-deductible business expense.


Feel free to call or reach out when convenient via email (Andrea@CanTube.org) or mobile phone (text/call) at 301.335.2715.

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The CanTube.org website offers a great resource for the tube, core and composite can industry.   Banner and Classified advertising is available. Monthly ads are $50 or an annual commitment is $500 for 12 months. For more information call the office or email us info@cantube.org


The CanTube Bulletin (CTB) offers an excellent marketing opportunity for companies in the tube, core and composite industries. Monthly ads are $50 or an annual commitment is $500 for the full year! All CanTube Bulletins are also posted on  www.CanTube.org  and archived.   Best of all, CCTI advertising is a tax deductible expense for your company!  


Visit the CCTI website to for details.

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