Letter writer offends family-owned firms
I would like to respond to Eddie Ford's unfortunate comments regarding a picture of Sen. Hillary Clinton that appeared in your publication [``Hillary Clinton photo offends PN reader,'' July 3, Page 6].
Aside from an appalling lack of respect being shown to a U.S. senator and former First Lady, Ford's penchant for crude language, abusive characterization and unsubstantiated generalization are an insult and embarrassment to family-owned business owners everywhere.
Mr. Ford should carefully reconsider exactly who has been offended, and by whom.
How does Schade totally avoid vinyl?
Commendable responses from John P. Dellevigne [``Unfounded charges against PVC continue''] and Kenneth Abate [``Lack of knowledge colors PVC criticism''] in your June 5 issue to the Michael Schade May 15 letter [``Scientific evidence shows PVC hazards,'' Page 6].
Further are my thoughts. Since Mr. Schade is aware of all the PVC hazards, then we must assume that neither he nor his family participate in the following items:
* PVC credit cards, debit cards, ATM cards or gift cards.
* Blister packages of tablets and capsules.
* Vinyl wallpaper.
* Vinyl windows or siding.
* Vinyl shades or blinds.
* Drives an auto without any vinyl interior components.
Ineos Films Inc.
Delaware City, Del.
Last week's PlasticsNews.com Web poll, ``Should inductees to the Plastics Hall of Fame be required to attend the induction ceremony,'' generated some responses:
Award is an honor
I believe it to be a tremendous honor to be elected, and, unless sick or infirm, attendance should be mandatory to be inducted. Mr. Welch should have attended or declined to be inducted, it shows bad manners not to attend. I am sure, however, that he will have some excuse why he could not attend.
Robert S. Smith
R. Smith & Associates LLC
Stipulations demean inductees endeavors
If for some reason a Hall of Fame electee chooses not to attend what is essentially an exercise in industry recognition and industry self-congratulation, does that diminish her accomplishments?
To require attendance at a schmoozfest demeans the award - the Academy should be recognizing objective accomplishment, not social agreement. If an Olympic athlete refused to attend the awarding of his medal, should it be stripped from him? He is still, for example, the fastest swimmer in the world.
We may not like someone's attitude, but that doesn't mean that building an enterprise is any less an accomplishment. Recognition should be built on what one has done, not what one doesn't do.
Salt Lake City