WASHINGTON—The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. and the Connecticut Plastics Council have formed an alliance that they say will meld SPI's national resources with CPC's grass-roots strengths.
CPC Chairman Murray Gerber, president of Prototype Plastic Mold Co. in Middletown, Conn., said SPI's national work force development program will help the council boost education and training efforts. CPC members can participate in SPI's pilot worker certification exams set for next month, SPI officials said.
Washington-based SPI, in turn, gets a ``grass-roots relationship in a very important state,'' said Jack Murphy, New England regional director for SPI. No financial support is involved, Murphy said.
The two groups signed an agreement March 4 that will give SPI a nonvoting seat on the CPC board and CPC a nonvoting seat on the board of SPI's New England Regional Office.