AKRON, OHIO - Plastics News is seeking nominations for its Processor of the Year Award. The award honors a North American plastics processor for its performance, corporate responsibility and overall excellence. Finalists will be named in advance, but the winner will be kept secret until a Nov. 14 awards banquet during the Nov. 13-15 Plastics Encounter Atlanta show.
To nominate a company - your own or that of a supplier or customer - submit a completed nominating form and a letter explaining why the company deserves the award, including examples of such activities as innovative employee programs, civic responsibility, industry support, or exceptional performance in any area.
Forms will be available at Plastics News' booth at several trade shows or by calling the publication. A nomination form also is available on Plastics News' Web site at www.plasticsnews.com.
Submit nominations using the online form, or mail or fax entries to: Processor of the Year, Plastics News, 1725 Merriman Road, Akron, OH 44313; fax (330) 836-2322.
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 Plastics News' editorial staff will select the finalists and eventual winner from the eligible nominees, based on verifiable accomplishments in areas such as financial and quality performance, innovation, customer and employee relations, industry and public service, health and safety performance and environmental efforts.
This year's winner will join a distinguished group. The 2000 winner was family-owned Tessy Plastics Corp. of Elbridge, N.Y. In 1999, extruder Royal Group Technologies Ltd. of Woodbridge, Ontario, was the winner. Courtesy Corp. of Buffalo Grove, Ill., won in 1998. In 1997, the winner was Nypro Inc. of Clinton, Mass.
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 (but not limited to) injection molding, extrusion, blow molding, thermoforming and rotational molding.
Senior reporter Bill Bregar will again coordinate the award. He can be reached by calling (330) 865-6158 or e-mailing him at [email protected]