The trade association for suppliers to the food processing and packaging industry.
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FPSA has leveraged the tremendous purchasing power of our members to negotiate several affinity programs and other benefits to help maximize your budget by saving money. These programs support members’ pursuit of operational and safety excellence, at better rates than they could typically get on their own, which is particularly helpful for small to medium size businesses. Currently FPSA members have access to great services from these partners who understand our industry’s unique needs:
FPSA members save 10% off the web price on more than 30,000 office supplies through the Office Depot Partner Program. Helping members save while working better at the office, home, school, or car.
Lenovo Discounted Products
FPSA members are eligible to save up to 30% off the everyday public web price of Lenovo’s entire line of PC products and accessories for the home and office!
YRC Freight Shipping Program
FPSA Members are eligible to receive significant savings with YRC Freight on shipping services. YRC Freight invented LTL (less-than-truckload). Their broad portfolio of North American LTL services helps you increase the flexibility and reliability of your supply chains by offering direct service to almost every point in the United States and nearly all of the Canadian population. YRC Freight specializes in palletized shipments over 150 lbs.
Discounted Legal Services Program
This members-only benefit program will allow FPSA members to engage the services of Barnes & Thornburg attorneys at a considerably discounted rate. Legal guidance presented as part of the program will include intellectual property counseling, contract review and negotiations, customs, NAFTA and import matters, and labor/employment law matters with other areas to be added in the future. We hope that you will take advantage of the expert legal services from one of the country’s most prestigious law firms – all at a discounted rate. Following are the procedures for engaging these services.
UPS Discounted Services
FPSA members save up to 34%* on UPS® shipping services.
Service First Processing (SFP)
SFP is a leading payment processing provider helping merchants navigate the constant changes in the bank card industry while keeping costs low, ensuring data security, and enhancing efficiency by making it simple to run transactions. SFP offers FPSA members SFP credit card and ACH/check processing services at a special discount off its regular rates.
3-A Sanitary Design Program
(FPSA members receive a 50% discount on the Sanitary Standards). FPSA and its members have been involved in developing and using 3-A Sanitary Standards for hygienic equipment design for decades. Today, FPSA proudly continues to support 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. and its dedication to advancing hygienic equipment design for the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries to promote food safety and the public health.
Another value-added service your Board of Directors has invested in is the ITR Economics
Newsletter. ITR Economics provides the best economic intelligence to reduce risk and drive practical
and profitable business decisions. Since 1948, ITR Economics has provided business leaders with
economic information, insight, analysis, and strategy. The newsletter will be delivered to FPSA
members on a quarterly basis and will include the following information:
Become a member of FPSA and you’ll be granted access to specific Council commissioned global trends and forecasting reports. These reports are free for members and available to non-members for a fee. These in-depth studies are just one example of the substantive results that are achieved by our Councils in an effort to provide meaningful and valuable information and services to our members.
Request your copy of these extensive global trends and forecasting reports for equipment sales in the following sectors:
The Sales Contract Resource Guide provides templates with generic language typical of sales contracts, and contains explanations of and rationale for the various sections and provisions. This member resource can be downloaded from the Members Only section or contact Ann Marie Penaranda at email@example.com.
FPSA works to provide its members with quarterly webinars on a variety of topics based on member input. These educational sessions are provided free to members. Below are some examples of past webinars (that are still available for download for current members):