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The craft of glassmaking has been a part of America’s manufacturing heritage since Colonial Jamestown was established in 1608. Today, there are 20,000 skilled workers employed by glass container manufacturing companies across 45 plants in 22 states.

The Glass Packaging Institute values the contribution of this workforce and what it means to local, state and national economies. Their ideas, energy and commitment are key to a quality packaging product, one made from all-natural, readily-available domestic raw materials.

We are proud to work on behalf of the men and women of the glass container manufacturing industry and the member companies that employ them. We will be sharing information and ideas with League members at regional and national gatherings throughout the country, as well as on this section of the web site.

Upcoming 2018 Glass Protective League Meetings

Northeast Protective League Fall Meeting
April 19-20, 2018
Old Library Inn
120 South Union Street
Olean, NY 14760
Hospitality begins at 5 pm, Thursday, April 19th
Meeting to start at 10 am, Friday, April 20th
$15 meeting fee per attendee
1-877-241-4347 ($91 per evening, cite NE League Rate when reserving room)
 
Southeast Protective League Spring Meeting
May 4-5, 2018
2020 Griffith Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
336-765-8777
Room Rate $84 per night, reference the Southeastern Protective League 
Hospitality is on Friday, May 4th from 6:00 -10:00 pm
Business meeting is on Saturday, May 5th from 9:00 am  to 11:30 am. It will be followed by lunch.
 
Multi-State National Glass Protective League Meeting (Hosted by the Southwest League) 
October 4-6, 2018
Marriott Springhill Suites
310 St. Joseph Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
504-522-3100 (Room Rate of $179.00 expires Friday, August 3rd)
Hospitality and business meetings dates/times to be announced
 
GPI League Presentations and Regional One-Pagers
 

GPI Presentation to the Central States Protective League (French Lick, IN April 2018)

GPI 1-Page Issue Summary, Central States Protectie League (French Lick, IN April 2018)

GPI Presentation to the West Coast Protective League(Sacramento, CA March 2018)

GPI 1-Page Issue Summary, West Coast Protective League Meeting, (Sacramento, CA March 2018)

Multi-State Meeting (August 2017, Anaheim, CA)

GPI Presentation at the West Coast Protective League Spring MeetingMarch 12, 2016

GPI Presentation at the 2015 GMP-IU Multi-State Protective League MeetingSeptember 25, 2015

GMP-IU Workforce Testimonials and Videos

Longtime California Glass Container Worker Shares Industry Perspective, Charles "Animal" McIntyre, Past WCPL President, Gallo Glass Company

Industry Workforce Members Reflect on the Value of the Glass Container Manufacturing

Glass Container Industry Workforce Highlights Glass Bottle Craftmanship in Video Promoted at the 2016 Craft Brewers ConferenceApril 10, 2016

GMP-IU Testimony

GMP-IU Provides Massachusetts Legislators Testimony Against Bottle Bill Repeal, June 12, 2017

O-I Workforce Letters Urging Caution on Cap and Trade Program Revisions, 2nd Letter, April 3, 2017

Central States Protective League Opposes Repeal of Iowa's Bottle Bill Program, February 27, 2017

Central States Protective League Issues Strong Statement of Support for Iowa's Beverage Container Recycling Refund ProgramMay 24th, 2016

Thank You Letter to Indianapolis Mayor Joe HogsettMarch 29, 2016

GMP Supports Maryland Senate Bill 367, to Create a Beverage Container Recycling Refund Program and Improve Glass Recycling, February 10, 2016

GPI's GlassWorks is a publication that highlights the glass container industry workforce and company efforts.

GlassWorks - December 2017

GlassWorks - July 2017

GlassWorks - February 2017

GlassWorks - June 2016

GlassWorks - December 2015 

GlassWorks - July 2015

GMP members talk about their experiences with policymakers and other stakeholders on the benefits of a strong glass container manufacturing industry.

 

 

 

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