PHOENIX (Feb. 12, 10:45) — Resin Technology Inc., a Fort Worth, Texas-based consulting firm for resin buyers, has added four employees since September.
The firm had planned to add two workers by the end of 2002, but quickly added two more by hiring specialists in international sourcing and color compounds and concentrates.
RTI negotiated contracts for more than 1 billion pounds of resin in 2002. The firm receives half of the amount it saves clients by buying resin, but if its clients don't save, RTI gets nothing.
“You can throw up your hands and accept whatever [resin] suppliers offer or you can evaluate all the variables and use that knowledge to your advantage,” RTI managing partner Gus Garrett, said at the Plastics News Executive Forum in Phoenix.
Garrett joined RTI last year after a 36-year career with resin maker Dow Chemical Co.