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In this issue:
National News and Education
Paperboard Container Mfg
Illinois Paid Leave Mandate
Composite Paper Cans
USPS Ignoring the Signs
Forest-Growth Numbers
Nepotism in the Workplace
Video - Cardboard Sessions
GLGA Association News
Golf Outings
Membership Tip

Member News
Royle Printing
Quantum Group
World Arts, Inc.

National News and Education
Paperboard Container Manufacturing Establishments—2010–2020
According to County Business Patterns, in 2020 there were 1,910 establishments in NAICS 32221 (Paperboard Container Manufacturing). This category saw a net decrease of 13 percent since 2010. In macro news,inflation is sort of moving sideways. Read more in this data analysis by
Illinois Set to Mandate Paid Leave For All Employees
Once signed, the Act would take effect on January 1, 2024, and provide nearly all Illinois workers with a minimum of 40 hours of paid leave, or a pro rata number of hours, during a designated twelve-month period. Read more from GLGA member Husch Blackwell.
Composite Paper Cans Market Picks Up Momentum
The paper chase continues across many packaging types including composite paper cans, a market that’s expected to rise at a compound annual growth rate of 4.8 percent from 2023 to 2033 versus a 2.4 percent CAGR from 2016 to 2022. Read more on Packaging
Mailers Hub: USPS Ignoring the Signs
What is becoming clearer is that Postmaster DeJoy’s obsessive demand for semi-annual rate increases is resulting in accelerated loss of mail volume, well ahead of what might be the normal attrition and diversion to electronic media. Concurrently, actual volume has yet to support his conviction that the package business is the key to the Postal Service’s future. Read more in this commentary and analysis by
Do Forest-Growth Numbers Tell the Whole Story?
If the number of trees in the United States is growing, where is this idea coming from that there are not enough trees? Is it possible that certain reforestation data don’t tell the whole story? Read more by Heidi Tolliver-Walker.
“Nepo Babies” Beyond Hollywood: 4 Tips for Managing Nepotism in the Workplace
What four steps can you take to help your business develop strong policies and combat resentment based on nepotism? Read more on
VIDEO - Cardboard Sessions # 12
Welcome to Cardboard Sessions, a jam format music series that brings musicians together to play cardboard instruments built and designed by the creators of Cardboard Chaos.

For Episode 12, we’re front and center at the famous Powerstation Studio in NYC with Battles. Read and see more.
GLGA Association News
Springtime is Think Golf Time!
Fun, food, prizes and camaraderie! Don’t miss the 2023 state golf outings – our most popular networking events of the year. Hope you can join us for one, two or all three!

Registration is now open:

Indiana Golf Outing – Wednesday, June 19, 2019, Plum Creek Golf Club, Carmel, IN.

Registration will open soon:

Tenth Annual Chicagoland Printers Scholarship Golf Outing – Wednesday, July 19, 2023, White Pines Golf Club & Banquets, Bensenville, IL.

Wisconsin State Golf Outing – Wednesday, August 9, 2023, Lake Ripley Golf Club, Cambridge, WI
Maximize Your GLGA Membership
Get maximum ROI from your GLGA membership: take advantage of our Group Buying Programs - local and national programs can save you money. Here's this issue's program:

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Member News
Have some news to share? We want to hear about member company achievements, activities and anything else that's new at your business. Press releases, photos, company e-newsletters, and links to social media posts and blogs welcome! Send your news to Sharon Flick
See more news about and featuring GLGA members posted
Royle Printing Investing in the Future of Print
Posted on their website blog by Royle Printing, Sun Prairie, WI:

Royle Printing is pleased to announce they will implement a new training program for all employees and prospective employees at the end of this month. The program is called Advanced Careers in Print (ACP). Read more.
Quantum Group Unveils New Website, Logo
Posted on LinkedIn by Quantum Group, Morton Grove, IL:

You've seen a lot of changes at Quantum over the last few months! A new logo, a new press, and now... We're proud to unveil a brand new website. See more.
World Arts Reveals New Headshots
Posted on LinkedIn by World Arts, Inc., Spencer, IN:
We are super excited about our new website headshots! Thanks to Jeff Mackey for taking photos of this fabulous group! See more.
About Us
The Great Lakes Graphics Association is the trade association dedicated to representing the graphic arts industry throughout Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin through education, promotion, and public affairs. It represents approximately 13 percent of the total print market in the United States with its three-state region, accounting for combined annual shipments of nearly $19 billion. Founded in 1886, GLGA celebrated its 135 year anniversary in 2021 and continues to be the oldest print trade association in North America. 

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