Detroit — The 2021 Processor of the Year will be the 27th company to earn the trophy. Plastics News has named a winner each year since 1996, and there was a tie for the top honor in 2002.
The winning Processor of the Year will be announced at the Plastics News Executive Forum, scheduled for March 21-23 in Naples, Fla.
The winners of the three PN Excellence awards will also be named at the event. Those awards honor processors that excel in one of three Processor of the Year criteria: customer relations, employee relations and industry/public service.
Award finalists can be a company or an operating division — public or private — that has been engaged in plastics processing in North America for at least five years.
Previous Processor of the Year winners are not eligible to win again, but they are eligible instead for the PN Sustained Excellence award.