In June of 2017, Representative Kristi Noem, South Dakota’s at-large member of the House visited Berry Global, Inc. in Sioux Falls, SD. The American Chemistry Council helped set up the visit to showcase the facility and its workforce to the Congresswoman.
Berry Global has over 23,000 employees around the globe, but is headquartered in Evansville, IN. They are a leader in plastics innovations and service a wide variety of markets from agricultural to food packaging to healthcare. This particular site, one of dozens across North America, manufactures institutional can liners in many different colors, sizes, and thicknesses. The trash passengers throw away before getting on their flights at the Sioux Falls airport goes in, yep, a Berry can liner!
We were very excited to spend time with Representative Noem discussing issues of concern to the plastics industry and what kind of an impact the site has on the local and state economy. We also were able to share our appreciation for Congresswoman Noem’s membership to the Congressional Chemistry Caucus.
With people like Representative Noem on our side, we’re letting people know why chemistry matters to all of us.