AICC, The Independent Packaging Association – 50 Years of Innovation and Excellence for the Packaging Industry

AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, proudly celebrates its 50th anniversary this year marking half a century of unwavering commitment to fostering innovation, collaboration, and excellence for independent paper packaging manufacturers and their suppliers.

Founded in 1974, AICC has played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of independent packaging companies, providing a platform for networking, knowledge-sharing, and advocacy. Over the past five decades, AICC has been at the forefront of providing members with tools, education, and opportunities to enable them to drive advancements in their companies. 

The 50th anniversary is not just a milestone for AICC but a testament to the enduring spirit and resilience of independent packaging manufacturers who have faced various challenges and triumphed through innovation and adaptability. AICC has consistently demonstrated its dedication to serving the diverse needs of its members, helping them thrive in an ever-evolving business environment.

Throughout its history, AICC has been a catalyst for positive change within the packaging community. The Association has facilitated countless opportunities for members to connect, learn from one another, and stay ahead of emerging trends. AICC’s educational programs, conferences, and workshops have empowered packaging professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in their respective fields.

As part of the 50th-anniversary celebration, AICC will carry out a series of special events and projects throughout the year, including a celebration during the Spring Meeting, April 8-10, 2024, at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, CA; a commemorative book, sponsored by BCM Inks, WestRock, and Domino; and a celebration video, sponsored by BHS Corrugated North America, WestRock, and Domino. AICC’s 50th anniversary year will not only honor the achievements of the past but also provide a platform for members to envision and contribute to the future of the packaging industry.

“AICC’s 50th anniversary is a momentous occasion that reflects the strength and resilience of the independent packaging sector,” said Mike D’Angelo, President of AICC. “This Association has proudly spanned generations of membership. As we celebrate this milestone, we also look forward to the next chapter of innovation, collaboration, and growth. Our commitment to serving the Independent, and through them, driving positive change in the industry remains AICC’s mission.”

AICC invites members, partners, and industry stakeholders to join in the celebration of its 50th anniversary and looks forward to continued collaboration and success in the years to come.

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