Can Manufacturers Institute
The Can Manufacturers Institute was chartered in 1938. At that time, it represented 39 companies, including can manufacturers and other businesses that supplied goods and services to the can industry.
As of 2009, association membership is open to "manufacturers, producers, sellers or distributors" of cans made wholly or partially from "tin plate, black plate [steel], aluminum, or similar material," either for sale or for the business' own use, and to businesses that supply of goods and services to the can manufacturing industry. Members include manufacturers of steel and aluminum cans, aluminum suppliers, steel suppliers, and producers of inks, sealants, and coatings used in making cans. The association estimates that its members are collectively responsible for more than 81 percent of United States can production. Member companies operate plants in 33 states plus Puerto Rico and American Samoa, and they have a total of 22,000 employees.
- About CMI, Can Manufacturers Institute website. Retrieved November 28, 2009.
- Membership Requirements, Can Manufacturers Institute website. Retrieved November 28, 2009.
- Member Companies, Can Manufacturers Institute website. Retrieved November 28, 2009.
- Annual Lobbying by Can Manufacturers Institute, OpenSecrets.org. Retrieved November 28, 2009.