WASHINGTON - The Vinyl Institute's second-annual Vinyl Summit in Washington attracted 52 vinyl processors for meetings with federal elected officials, Vinyl Institute Executive Director Robert H. Burnett said. Burnett said a representative cross-section of the industry, ranging from PVC pipe makers to film manufacturers, attended the one-day event. The purpose of the May 1 event ``was to establish and maintain appreciation within Congress of the vinyl industry,'' he said.
Rep. Richard M. Burr, R-N.C., a member of the House Commerce Committee, encouraged more processor visits to Capitol Hill to give Congress a greater grasp of vinyl industry issues, Burnett said.
Burnett said he was pleased with the success of the contact meetings, even though ``there are no pressing vinyl issues in Congress right now.''