Judging from the results of our poll on PlasticsNews.com this week, most plastics companies don't feel that their local elected officials are the pro-business partners that nearly all politicians claim to be. (As of today, a majority of those responding say their local officials "do not understand us or care to learn"). So any time I see a plastics-related company reach out to an elected official -- or vice versa -- I consider that good news. The latest example comes from Dynisco Instruments, which recently had Congressman Jim McGovern tour the company's plant in Franklin, Mass. "We discussed many Dynisco initiatives that will have a positive impact on future growth, green technologies, and product performance," McGovern said in a news release sent out today by Dynisco, which makes measurement and control equipment. Ken Brown, president of Dynisco, added: "We are very upbeat about our future. When other companies were retracting during the recession we deployed resources to our product portfolio. We were very happy to host the Congressman and discuss how we might work together in the future." More plastics companies -- both processors and suppliers -- should invite local officials to stop by for a visit. These types of tours help the politicians to understand the size and importance of the plastics industry in their regions.
Why not invite your congressman to lunch?
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