Processor of the Year Award

Get the recognition your company deserves!

Nominate your company today for the 2014 Processor of the Year Award. The Processor of the Year award honors companies with superior achievement among plastics processors.

Nominations are open! Click here to submit your nomination.  Deadline for all submissions is September 21, 2014.

Does your company qualify?

  • Your company must be a processor; a manufacturer that forms finished plastics parts, like a detergent bottle or car bumper fascia. 
  • Both private and public companies or corporate operating divisions engaged in North American plastics processing for at least the past five years.

Any questions? Contact Bill Bregar any time, via e-mail at wbregar@crain.com or telephone at 330.203.5991

What does the winner receive? On top of a trophy to show off in your office, the winner will be announced at the Processor of the Year Reception during the Executive Forum held in Lake Las Vegas on Thursday, February 5 and will receive front page coverage in an issue of Plastics News.

The 2013 winner is….

Tech Molded Plastics named Plastics News Processor of the Year at Forum 2014 in Tampa, Florida.

Tech Molded Plastics Inc., a custom molder and toolmaker in Meadville, Pa., was named Plastics News’ Processor of the Year at PN’s Executive Forum 2014 in Tampa, Fla. Read the full story.

Also, watch the short video features on each of the finalists:
Tech Molded Plastics Inc.
Protoplast Inc., a custom molder and toolmaker in Cobourg, Ontario
AMA Plastics Inc., an injection molder in Riverside, Calif.

Read more background about the award process and its criteria on this Frequently Asked Questions page.

Past Winners include:

2013 - Tech Molded Plastics Inc.
2012 - Hoffer Plastics Corp.
2011 - Steinwall Inc.
2010 - Plastikos Inc.
2009 - GW Plastics Inc.
2008 - Plastic Components Inc.
2007 - Innovative Injection Technologies Inc.
2006 - Mack Molding Co.
2005 - U.S. Farathane Corp.
2004 - Miniature Precision Components Inc.
2003 - Unimark Plastics
2002 - (Tie) Tech Group Inc. & Precise Technology Inc.
2001 - Cascade Engineering Inc.
2000 - Tessy Plastics Corp.
1999 - Royal Group Technologies Ltd.
1998 - Courtesy Corp.
1997 - Nypro Inc.
1996 - Bryan Custom Plastics


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