AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, has joined with 1,100 other business leaders, manufacturers and manufacturing trade associations in signing a “unity letter” to President-elect Donald J. Trump calling for “reuniting our country and our people after this particularly difficult election.” The letter, authored by Jay Timmons, President and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), was sent to the president-elect on Wednesday, November 9. The letter cites the unique position of the business and manufacturing communities to help rebuild trust and get the economy growing again. “We believe we, as business leaders, all have a unique responsibility to bring our country back together again – a responsibility we wholeheartedly embrace.”
In addition to Steve Young of AICC, several other executives of the paper industry, corrugated companies, folding carton makers and industry suppliers were listed among the 1,100 signatories, including: Lisa Hirsch, Accurate Box Company; Vickey Gorski, Alar Engineering Corporation; Kenneth Pepper, All Packaging; Donna Harman, American Forest & Paper Association; John D. Williams, Domtar; Mark Sutton, International Paper; Ruth Stafford, Kiva Plastics; Mark Kowlzan, Packaging Corporation of America; Jay Carman, StandFast Goup LLC; Doug Rawson, Superior Lithographics; Janet Steiner, Thoro Packaging Inc.; Jerry Frisch, Wasatch Container Inc. and James Gordon, Winston Packaging.
Pledging to “restore faith in our vital economic and government institutions,” the letter concludes, saying, “The days after a hard-fought presidential election have traditionally been a time to mend the divisions in our country. You can count on us to help lead the way.”