Plastics trade groups planning Washington fly-in

By Gayle S. Putrich
Staff Reporter

Published: June 19, 2013 1:54 pm ET
Updated: June 20, 2013 4:13 pm ET

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Topics Government & Legislation
Companies & Associations Society of the Plastics Industry Inc., American Chemistry Council

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers better buckle up.

Members of eight plastics industry trade associations are preparing to descend upon Washington, DC in July for the 2013 Plastics Industry Fly-In.

On July 23 and 24, participants will meet with members of Congress and the Obama Administration to discuss current industry issues — from green building issues to the medical device tax — and how they are impacting the business side of plastics.

Participating trade groups include:

  • American Chemistry Council
  • American Mold Builders Association
  • International Association of Plastics Distribution
  • Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association
  • Plastic Pipe Institute
  • Society of the Plastics Industry Inc.
  • Vinyl Institute
  • Western Plastics Association

Members can register for the Fly-In at a discount, but those in the plastics industry who have not joined a trade group can still participate, according to SPI, the group coordinating the event. Those interested in attending can contact SPI's Suzanne Morgan at smorgan@plasticsindustry.org or at 202-974-5218.

In preparation for the outreach and lobbying blitz, the trade groups have also come together to build an app loaded with all things plastics-related. PlasticsChampion is available for free at the iTunes store or downloadable on a mobile browser at www.plasticschampion.org.


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Updated: June 20, 2013 4:13 pm ET

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