Author Archives: PSI Chapter

Profiles in Paper: Morris Friedman

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Q & A Interview with MORRIS FRIEDMAN Q: When and how did you enter the paper recycling industry? A: I grew up in the scrap business. My father Abe and his brother Marty started a scrap business—City Iron and Wastepaper—in Lorain, Ohio, in the mid-to-late-1950s in the back yard of their house. They became one […]

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President Trump Visits Pratt Industries’ New Mill

President Trump Visits Pratt Industries’ New 100% Recycled Paper Mill Recognizing the important role paper recycling plays in U.S. manufacturing, President Donald Trump on Sept. 22 toured Pratt Industries’ containerboard mill in Wapakoneta, Ohio. The event was broadcast live on at least one national cable channel. Pratt Industries is a member of ISRI and the PSI Chapter. […]

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ISRI Promotes Recycling to State Legislators

ISRI and its members, including several from the PSI Chapter, showcased the recycling industry’s economic contributions for more than 2,300 state policymakers in Nashville during the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Legislative Summit in early August. In addition to hosting a booth in the event’s exhibit hall, ISRI sponsored the summit’s exhibit hall luncheon, with […]

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3 Reasons to Register for PSI Palooza!

Three reasons to register for PSI Palooza Oct. 23 8 to 11 p.m. at Lucky Strike Chicago There are many reasons to attend PSI Palooza, the PSI Chapter’s annual industry gathering and scholarship fundraising event, but here are three of the best: Number 1: Networking PSI Palooza offers an ideal forum to strengthen your current industry connections and forge […]

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ISRI Remains Vigilant on Indonesian Scrap Import Regs

ISRI staff and ISRI’s PSI Chapter members met with Indonesian government representatives and U.S. Embassy officials in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Sept. 5-6 to further address Indonesia’s pending import restrictions on scrap paper. If finalized—reportedly within the next two months—a new ruling from the Indonesian government would then impose a maximum allowable impurity level of 2 […]

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Have a ball at PSI Palooza!

PSI Palooza is the PSI Chapter’s annual industry party and scholarship fundraising event! This year’s event—slated for Oct. 23, 8 to 11 p.m., at Lucky Strike Chicago—will offer 9 bowling lanes for a 9-team tournament; ping pong, billiards, and a lounge area with snacks; and a private bar (wine and beer only; two drink tickets […]

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Profiles in Paper: Greg Cottrell

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Q & A Interview with GREG COTTRELL Q: When and how did you enter the papermaking/recycling industry? A: I began my current career in 1982 by accident. At the time, I had the landscaping and greenhouse business in North Carolina. While visiting my parents in Georgia during an unusually cold winter in North Carolina, I […]

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Calling All Sponsors for PSI Palooza!

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Sign up now… to sponsor PSI Palooza, the PSI Chapter’s annual industry party and scholarship fundraising event. Gain exposure for your company while supporting a worthy cause! PSI Palooza—slated for Oct. 23, 8 to 11 p.m., at Lucky Strike Chicago—will offer networking, socializing, and fun, including 9 bowling lanes for a 9-team tournament; ping pong, billiards, and a lounge […]

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Register for PSI Palooza Online!

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Now Is the Time …to register for PSI Palooza, the PSI Chapter’s annual industry party and scholarship fundraising event! This year’s event—slated for Oct. 23, 8 to 11 p.m., at Lucky Strike Chicago—will offer networking, socializing, and fun, including 9 bowling lanes for a 9-team tournament; ping pong, billiards, and a lounge area with snacks; […]

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10% PSI Member Discount on MRF, Paper/Plastics Events!

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Don’t Miss This Deal! PSI Chapter members receive a 10% discount when registering to attend the Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference, Oct. 23-25 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. Use code PSI2019 when registering to receive this discount. The Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference—the longest-running conference and trade show in the paper and plastics […]

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