As one of the top manufacturers of food and beverage containers in the United States, LBP Manufacturing, Inc., stays on top of developments in the industry by maintaining a visible presence at professional events throughout the year. As a maker of cups, lids, sleeves, catering trays, lunch boxes, and bulk carriers, LBP Manufacturing understands the importance of keeping in touch with the wholesale and retail food industries. Many LBP Manufacturing product lines use corrugated construction, so the company maintains an active membership in the Fibre Box Association (FBA). A nonprofit focused on improving and serving the corrugated industry, the FBA concentrates on networking, key issue management, and data services. In recent years, LBP Manufacturing has sent representatives to the annual Convenience Retailing Conference, where companies and guest speakers address issues of food service design, retail management, and operations. Since LBP Manufacturing makes hot cups, plastic Sip-Thru lids, and Coffee Clutch sleeves, the company attends the annual conference of the Specialty Coffee Association of America and also the Coffee Fest trade shows, which occur three times a year around the country. Other regular LBP Manufacturing trade show appearances include the restaurant-hotel-motel show of the National Restaurant Association, the category management seminar hosted by the National Association of Convenience Stores, and the annual expo and seminar of the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association. In addition, employees of LBP Manufacturing have attended the Catersource Conference and Tradeshow and the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association Show. With conservation and environmentally responsible activities growing in importance, LBP Manufacturing plays an active role in the U.S. Green Building Council and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. Such associations guide companies such as LBP Manufacturing in establishing sustainable practices that reduce consumption of materials and energy and cut greenhouse gas emissions. LBP Manufacturing has its headquarters in Cicero, Illinois. Information on career opportunities at the company can be obtained by calling 1-800-545-6200.