Do you know of or work for a processor that should be recognized for outstanding work?
Plastics News is seeking nominations for its annual Processor of the Year Award, honoring a North American plastics processor for performance, corporate responsibility and excellence.
To nominate a company — your own or that of a supplier or customer — submit a statement of 250 words or less outlining why the firm deserves the award.
The contest is open to all private and public companies or corporate operating divisions engaged in North American plastics processing for at least five years. A team of judges from our editorial staff will select the finalists and eventual winner based on verifiable accomplishments in areas such as financial and quality performance, innovation, customer and employee relations, industry and public service, and environmental efforts. Nominees greatly strenghten their case when they provide financial data and documentation of their accomplishments.
For the second straight year, Plastics News will run a story in advance naming the finalists. But the winner will be kept secret until an Oct. 17 awards banquet during the newspaper's Oct. 15-18 Executive Forum 2001 in San Antonio.
This year's winner will join a distinguished group. In 1999, Royal Group Technologies Ltd. of Woodbridge, Ontario, won out over a field of 26 entries. In 1998, the winner was Courtesy Corp. of Buffalo Grove, Ill. Nypro Inc. of Clinton, Mass., took the honors in 1997.
The first winner, in 1996, was Bryan Custom Plastics of Bryan, Ohio. Bryan Custom is now owned by Plastech Engineered Products Inc. of Dearborn, Mich.
The award is open to companies engaged in any type of processing, including injection molding, extrusion, blow molding, thermoforming and rotational molding.
Senior reporter Bill Bregar again is coordinating the award. He can be reached by calling (330) 865-6158 in Akron, Ohio, or by e-mailing him at [email protected].