As I conclude my tenure as FBA Chair, it is hard to believe we have not been able to meet in person all year. While I have missed seeing you, I am grateful for your on-going commitment to the association resulting in the accomplishments below, even in the midst of a pandemic.
Deemed essential early-on, our industry employees have been tremendous, and have helped keep transport packaging flowing. Thanks to the corrugated industry’s efforts, makers of essential products continued to deliver crucial food, medications, tissue, hygiene, and other consumer products.
Much like the industry at large, FBA also adapted to the ever-changing environment. The association supported the industry’s ‘essential’ designation, by sending individual letters to all fifty state governors. They issued a press release supporting the industry as the backbone of the American supply chain in March 2020, and established a COVID-19 information page on the FBA website. They also worked with outside consultants to understand the impact of the Coronavirus on corrugated boxes. Then they created a video to recognize industry employees for their continued efforts in the face of this unprecedented challenge.
In addition to the support FBA has given during the pandemic, they also worked to ensure the valuable programs and services we’ve come to expect remained available in a year like no other.
This past year FBA:
It has been my honor to serve as the Fibre Box Association Chairman for the past year. I am thankful for the leadership of Dennis Colley and the highly effective and capable staff as well as the members of the FBA Board of Directors.
This year has been a challenge for us all, but I remain hopeful that we are coming out on the other side. I look forward to again being able to gather with you at an FBA event in the near future.