The Association of Rotational Molders presented ARM activist David Smith with the Charles D. Frederick Distinguished Service Award at the trade group's annual meeting in Montreal Oct. 21-24.
Smith is technical consultant for rotational molding at H. Muehlstein & Co.
ARM also named Formed Plastics Inc. of Carle Place, N.Y., and Meese Inc. of Madison, Ind. as winners of its Safety Award.
The Rotational Molding Hall of Fame welcomed two new members: Bill Spenceley, owner and president of Flexahopper Plastics Ltd. in Lethbridge, Alberta; and Reijo Strom, who operates Motoral Oy near Helsinki, Finland.
The annual meeting drew 258 attendees and 24 spouses, ARM reported.
In other news, ARM has posted its reorganized resin data guide. ARM officials said the guide is now a spreadsheet on the ARM website that allows users to sort rotomolding resins by density, melt index, company and more.
The guide covers polyethylene, crosslinked material, nylon, polypropylene and specialty grades.
For the first time, ARM mandated that all the data had to be collected from tested rotomolded samples. The ARM education committee and its technical director, Nick Henwood, handled the project.
ARM also is compiling a new study of wages and benefits. The survey will look at hourly pay for 17 shop-floor job titles, and benefits such as retirement, health care and vacations. The survey closed Oct. 31.