Wanted: Candidates for Plastics News' 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 kept secret until Plastics News Executive Forum 2005, to be held Feb. 27 to March 2 in Phoenix.
Professional and financial services firm Ernst & Young Corporate Finance Inc. will co-sponsor the award.
To nominate a company - your own, a customer's or supplier's - submit a nomination form and a letter briefly explaining why the company deserves the award. Include examples of such activities as innovative employee programs, civic responsibility, industry support or exceptional performance in any area.
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, assisted by Ernst & Young, will select the finalists and eventual winner from eligible nominees, based on verifiable accomplishments in areas such as financial and quality performance, innovation, customer and employee relations, industry and public service and environmental efforts.
Nomination forms are available online at www.plasticsnews.com by clicking on ``Processor award'' in the navigation bar down the left-hand side. Also, forms will be available at PN's booth at several upcoming trade shows. The next opportunity will be at Plastics Encounter Midwest, which is slated for June 22-24 in Cleveland.
Forms may be submitted to Processor of the Year, Plastics News, 1725 Merriman Road, Akron, Ohio 44313 or faxed to (330) 836-2322.
Senior reporter Bill Bregar again is coordinating the award. He can be reached at (330) 865-6158 or [email protected]
Unimark Plastics, a custom injection molder in Greenville, S.C., was the 2003 Processor of the Year. Past winners are Precise Technology Inc. of North Versailles, Pa.; Tech Group Inc. of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Cascade Engineering Inc. of Grand Rapids, Mich.; Tessy Plastics Corp. of Elbridge, N.Y.; Royal Group Technologies Ltd. of Woodbridge, Ontario; Courtesy Corp. of Buffalo Grove, Ill.; Nypro Inc. of Clinton, Mass.; and Bryan Custom Plastics of Bryan, Ohio.