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Annual Meeting: A Resounding Success

The Takeaway—‘We make creative people’s dreams come true’ Colonial Purchasing Cooperative’s annual meeting in late March in Orlando, Florida, eschewed the typical conference program in favor of an open-ended exchange of ideas bandied about during an afternoon of rotating roundtable discussions. The result was declared a resounding success – “so much better than sitting listening Read More...

Colonial Elects Board of Managers

Colonial Elects Board of Managers At the annual meeting in Orlando, the organization elected the following board leaders: Pat Reagan                 Secretary/Tier 2 Designee Brian Axtman            Treasurer/Tier 4 Designee Tony van Veen          Tier 2 Designee Frank Hartwig           Tier 1 Designee* Steve Sheldon            Tier 3 Designee Michael Hosp             Read More...

Let’s Get Physical by Larry Jaffee

April is my favorite month: Major League Baseball’s opening day, my birthday and Record Store Day (April 18). It’s absolutely great to see people excited about purchasable music in a physical form. In 2015, from a manufacturing standpoint, vinyl’s is not an easy format to jump into. Replacement parts are nearly impossible to come by Read More...

SABIC’s Lewis Wilson Retiring

After working at SABIC Innovative Plastics for more than 36 years, Lewis Wilson, its key account leader in the southeast, is retiring. Prior to joining the plastics supplier in 1979, Wilson, who’s been based in Greensboro, NC, launched his career at another company, where he spent a year and a half as a sales manager. Read More...

Plastics Forecast Webinar

Colonial Purchasing held its first webinar, sponsored by IHS Chemicals, on the changing dynamics of the petrochemical market. Paul Blanchard and Joel Morales IHS’s directors of engineering for plastics, shared there insights on Monday, May 11 the supply and demand of polypropylene and polystyrene. Feel free to contact IHS Chemical directly for the latest updated information.  www.ihs.com Read More...

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4:00 pm Colonial Members Meeting @ Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
Colonial Members Meeting @ Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Co-located with Making Vinyl 2018 Making Vinyl’ 2017 welcomed 300 professionals engaged in some aspect of vinyl record manufacturing and from all over the world, to the debut event conceived to celebrate the industry’s global
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all-day ‘Making Vinyl’ Detroit 2018 @ Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
‘Making Vinyl’ Detroit 2018 @ Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
Oct 1 – Oct 2 all-day
'Making Vinyl' Detroit 2018 @ Westin Book Cadillac Detroit  | Detroit | Michigan | United States
Making Vinyl is back again in Detroit! ‘Making Vinyl’ 2017 welcomed 300 professionals engaged in some aspect of vinyl record manufacturing and from all over the world, to the debut event conceived to celebrate the