I like to highlight stories where processors get attention for doing something positive, and here's an example from the Worcester, Mass., Telegram & Gazette. Nypro Inc. for years has helped sponsor teams from Clinton, Mass., High School in the FIRST national robotics competition. This year, the Clinton-Nypro “Gael Force” team made it to the semifinals of the national tournament.
Nypro spokesman Alfred J. Cotton said the Clinton team formed an alliance with teams from Connecticut and Rhode Island in the quarterfinals. The team, battling an alliance of high schools from Connecticut, Delaware and Michigan, won two out of three quarterfinal matches, 94-68 and 78-50, and tied the second match, 8-8. In the semifinals, however, against an alliance from California, Ohio and Michigan, the Clinton alliance was defeated, 56-40 and 50-32.I'm sure this bit of publicity from the local newspaper doesn't nearly compensate Nypro for the time and expense that the company devotes to the project. But it's good for community relations, not just for Nypro but for the whole plastics industry. Nice job.