Partnerships & Associations

We partner with business and industry organizations to advance our goals and values

Partnerships & Organizations

Business partnerships and industry association memberships are vital to our continued success as a packaging industry leader

Business Partners

The Ruskin Group actively pursues business opportunities with other industry-leading companies to enhance our global supply chain, enabling us to offer the widest range of high quality products at the lowest total costs.

The Graphic Source LLC

The Graphic Source LLC is a national organization of independent printing, packaging, label, and digital media providers. Its members are proficient at producing all aspects of the printing process. With state of the art manufacturing facilities across the United States, the footprint of our members accomplish unparalleled logistics and technical support for all print production markets and industries.

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Independent Carton Group

The Independent Carton Group is an association of independently owned and operated folding carton companies. The group helps its members provide exceptional products, services, and pricing to its customers through group purchasing, continuity assurance, and other educational and networking programs.

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The Bunzl Group

The Bunzl Group is a focused and successful international distribution and outsourcing group. The organization supports businesses all over the world with a variety of products that are essential to the successful operation of their businesses.

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U.S. Corrugated

U.S. Corrugated is a leading independent corrugated packaging producer with a reputation as one of the most dynamic progressive companies in the industry. It is a single-source, multi-location solution for a wide assortment of corrugated products: industrial corrugated, interior packaging to graphics & retail, point of purchase display, and distribution and merchandising.

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Industry Associations

The Ruskin Group fully supports these groups and their standards for a better, more responsible, and more collaborative sustainable global packaging industry.

Paper Packaging Alliance

The Paper Packaging Alliance is a joint endeavor of the American Forest & Paper Association and the Paperboard Packaging Council. As a resource for packaging innovations, its mission is to promote the benefits of paperboard and packaging products and spark preference for these materials in design and selection.

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Paperboard Packaging Council

PPC is a leading trade association that has been serving suppliers and converters of all forms of paperboard packaging for over 80 years. Its purpose is to grow, promote, and protect the paperboard packaging industry while giving members resources they need to be successful.

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Retail Packaging Association

Retail packaging is an essential part of product branding. The Retail Packaging Association is a distributor-driven organization that provides its members with resources to exchange ideas, inspirations, and innovations in retail packaging.

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Pack Expo

The Pack Expo organizes global packaging and processing trade shows that display innovation throughout the industry.

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International Safe Transit Association

The International Safe Transit Association is a non-profit organization that focuses on the specific concerns of transport packaging. ISTA is the leading industry developer of testing protocols and design standards that mandate how well packages should perform under various conditions to ensure optimal content protection and mitigation against the ever-changing risks of the global distribution framework.

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Flexographic Technical Association

As the industry’s premier destination for flexography training, articles, events, and other resources, the Flexographic Technical Association is all about providing means to greater ends. It’s the association’s goal to connect likeminded individuals in the industry to ignite innovation and promote growth.

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International Corrugated Packaging Foundation

The mission of the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation is to encourage qualified students to explore the benefits of careers in the corrugated packaging industry now and in the future.

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International Corrugated Case Association

The International Corrugated Case Association was established to provide its members with services and activities that support their work and raise the wellbeing of the global corrugated packaging industry.

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Corrugated Packaging

Corrugated Packaging is an organization that is a resource for all things corrugated. It advances the many benefits of corrugated packaging, including its characteristics of being cost-effective, recyclable, and renewable, some of the many reasons it is the number one preferred form of transport packaging.

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Fibre Box Association

The Fibre Box Association is one of the most trusted voices in the corrugated packaging industry. The association brings together both independent and integrated companies with common interests in the issues, trends, challenges, and overall positive impact of the corrugated industry.

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The American Forest & Paper Association

The American Forest & Paper Association is the national trade association of the forest products industry. It is also dedicated to promoting public sustainability policies in the global marketplace.

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Association of Independent Corrugated Converters

AICC represents and protects the business interests of its members in the independent sector of the corrugated, folding carton, and rigid box industries.

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The Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council

The Paper and Paperboard Packaging Environmental Council promotes environmental, social, and economical sustainability of the Canadian paper packaging industry. The organization lobbies works with key industry players to develop practical solutions and move forward better sustainability regulations.

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National Motor Freight Traffic Association

The National Motor Freight Traffic Association publishes the National Motor Freight Classification® (NMFC®), a standard for commodities moving in commerce.

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Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry

“TAPPI,” is a forward-thinking, open forum for information and ideas concerning production of paper materials. It is a non-profit, volunteer-led association.

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Forest Stewardship Council

FSC is an independent, non-profit organization that protects forests for future generations.

We are an open, membership-led organization that sets standards under which forests and companies are certified. Our membership consists of three equally weighted chambers — environmental, economic, and social — to ensure the balance and the highest level of integrity.

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Foodservice Packaging Institute

Established in 1933, the Foodservice Packaging Institute is the trade association for the foodservice packaging industry in North America.

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Sustainable Forestry Initiative

SFI is a solutions-oriented sustainability organization that collaborates on forest-based conservation and community initiatives that demonstrate and enhance our shared quality of life while providing supply chain assurances through standards, data, and authentic stories.

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Flexible Packaging Association

The Fexible Packaging Association has served as the voice of the flexible packaging industry since 1950. FPA’s goals are connecting, advancing and leading the flexible packaging industry.

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Sustainable Packaging Coalition

The Sustainable Packaging Coalition® (SPC) is the leading voice on sustainable packaging with a membership that encompasses the entire supply chain.

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