Leading Reusable Packaging Service Providers Will Exhibit at RPA Packaging Pavilion at PACK EXPO

Eleven Companies Provide One-Stop, Comprehensive Resource for Attendees

Arlington, VA, September 3, 2010 – The Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) announced today that 11 of the industry’s leading reusable packaging service providers will exhibit together at the RPA’s Reusable Packaging Pavilion at PACK EXPO International 2010, Oct. 31 – Nov. 3. The reusable packaging service providers that are exhibiting in the Pavilion are:

• Container and Pooling Solutions (CAPS)
• iGPS
• The Kennedy Group
• IFCO SYSTEMS
• ORBIS Corporation
• CHEP
• Schoeller Arca Systems, Inc
• Polymer Logistics
• Rehrig Pacific Company
• TriEnda
• Buckhorn

The service providers are joining together with packaging suppliers within the RPA Reusable Packaging Pavilion to educate attendees about the economic and environmental benefits of integrating reusable packaging into their business-to-business supply chains. Together, the companies offer a wide range of services including asset management, tracking, cleaning, repair and others for handling and transporting commercial products, manufactured goods, produce, and food and beverage products safely and economically.

“The role of service providers is becoming increasingly important as distribution networks grow more complex and span greater distances,” said Jon Kalin, RPA Chairman of the Board, and Sales and Marketing Manager for Rehrig Pacific. “Service providers ensure that the right reusable packaging is at the right place at the right time, and then returned promptly for replenishment. In addition, many providers are joining forces to address packaging asset loss due to theft or repurposing. Their role in addressing this issue, as well as the variety of services they provide, increase the value and return on investment of reusable packaging.”

“We are excited to participate in the RPA Pavilion at Pack Expo,” said Fred Heptinstall, former RPA President and general manager of IFCO’s RPC Management Services Division. “The participation of the RPA in this show is a unifying event for the returnable packaging industry.”

The RPA Pavilion will be located in rows 5000, 5100 and 5200 on the main level of the Lakeside Center/East Building at Chicago’s McCormick Place. For more information about the Pavilion, exhibiting companies, or general information about the reusable packaging industry, visit the RPA website www.reusables.org.

About the RPA
The Reusable Packaging Association is a collaborative effort between manufacturers, poolers, distributors, retailers and educators to promote the environmental, safety, and economic benefits of reusable packaging. The RPA serves as the collective voice of the industry and uses its knowledge of the members’ products and services to advance the adoption of reusable packaging and systems throughout the supply chain. The RPA is focused on promoting the expansion of reusables as the preferred packaging solution across supply chains in all industries. For more information, visit http://www.reusables.org or call (703) 224-8284.

About PMMI
PMMI is a trade association of 560-plus member companies that manufacture packaging, processing and related converting machinery in the United States or Canada; machinery components and packaging containers and materials. PMMI’s vision is to be the leading global resource for packaging, and its mission is to improve and promote members’ abilities to meet the needs of their customers.

PMMI organizes the PACK EXPO trade shows: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas and EXPO PACK México, connecting participants in the packaging and processing supply chain with their customers around the world. Coming Up: PACK EXPO International, Oct. 31–Nov. 3,2010, at Chicago’s McCormick Place; EXPO PACK México at Mexico City’s Centro Banamex, June 21–24, 2011, and PACK EXPO Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center Sept. 26–28, 2011.

Learn more about PMMI and the PACK EXPO trade shows at PMMI.org and Packexpo.com. For more information about PACK EXPO International 2010, visit www.packexpo.com or contact PMMI’s Show Department at 703.243.8555 or expo@pmmi.org.

Media contact: Jerry Welcome
1100 N. Glebe Rd, Suite 1010
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-224-8284 Fax: 703-243-5612
Email: info@reusables.org
Web Site: www.reusables.org