GEORGIA RECEPTION ATTRACTS LAWMAKERS

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ATLANTA — The Georgia Plastics Industry Council's first legislative reception Feb. 17 drew 100 state lawmakers and government officials. The event also had about 100 industry representatives, including 21 companies demonstrating products, said Rudy Underwood, director of government affairs for the Southern Region for the Washington-based Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. and the American Plastics Council.

The Georgia council is considering holding a plastics summit in the state and is looking at community-based events, Underwood said.

Last week's reception in Atlanta was designed to introduce legislators to the industry and raise the profile of plastics companies, some of which are concerned the state government is focusing on other industries, he said. Underwood said he did not know how much the event cost.

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