How will tax reform impact your 2018 plans?

By: Don Loepp

January 2, 2018

Economists and politicians have had a lot to say about the impact of federal tax reform on businesses and the U.S. economy. But that's just speculation. We want to know what's really going to happen.

So we want to hear from U.S. plastics processors for a story we're writing in January. We want to know what you're going to do with the tax windfall.

Do you plan to:

• Invest in new machinery and automation?

• Do a building expansion?

• Hire more people?

• Give existing employees a raise/bonus?

In addition, will the option to immediately write off depreciation for capital equipment make a difference in your plans, to either add capacity or replace existing equipment?

Let us know, and a reporter will follow up with some additional questions. You can respond to me at dloepp@crain.com, senior reporter Bill Bregar at bbregar@crain.com or staff reporter Audrey LaForest at alaforest@crain.com.