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FBA Loses Dear Friend with Passing of Jim Nolan, Retired Association SVP

Mar 20, 2023

Fibre Box Association (FBA) is saddened by the passing of James F. Nolan, retired senior vice president of the association, on Thursday, March 16, 2023.  He was 86-years old and passed peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family.

Jim joined FBA in 1988 and served the corrugated packaging industry for more than 15 years before retiring in 2003.  In his role as senior vice president, Jim shared in the overall management of the association and was directly responsible for the Environmental, Human Resources, and Government Relations committees.  He was instrumental in the development of the Corrugated Packaging Council, a precursor to the Corrugated Packaging Alliance that championed the benefits of corrugated packaging and the need to recycle boxes.  He worked with the CPC to develop the corrugated recycles symbol that can be found on the bottom of most boxes today.  Jim made lasting contributions to many of the programs FBA still offers to their members today and he will be dearly missed by his friends at FBA.

A full obituary can be found by clicking here.

Visitation will be held Thursday March 23, 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Friedrichs Funeral Home, 320 W. Central Rd. (at Northwest Hwy), Mt. Prospect, IL 60056. Visitation Friday 10:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 11:00 a.m. at Raymond de Penafort Church, Elmhurst Rd (Rt.83) and Lincoln St., Mt. Prospect, IL 60056. Internment at All Saints Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Children’s National Hospital, Washington, DC ( or Indiana Univ. School of Public Health (