At the 2014 Plastics News Executive Forum, Bob Schiavone gives a Support Plastics USA update.
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Our Mission: The Support Plastics USA group is dedicated to the support and promotion of the Plastics Industry and our American pride. We are here for mold makers, processors and designers who are in the plastics industry! If you are part of the supply chain that supplies plastic products that include design, engineering, or manufacturing here in the US, we want you to join and participate in the group.
Our goal is to build a coalition that is specific to our industry and create ONE voice. We want to create business partnerships and work together to highlight American design houses, and manufacturing facilities as well as show our young adults that a career in manufacturing and plastics is alive and well!
By working together as Mold Makers, Processors and Designers – all in the Plastics industry, we can support American manufacturing and design. We do this with a four prong approach.
- Build a database of companies that sign up as members to participate.
- Share success stories that include (when possible) plastic made products that were designed, engineered and manufactured in America. This includes mold makers, molders, design houses, brand owners and all other American companies who are part of the success story! These stories are to be shared with trade media, social media and within our own group.
- Share information among fellow tool makers, molders, engineers, and designers on how we can get local high schools more involved in looking at our industry as a career.
- Network, network, network.