SPI's Midwest Region has a long-standing tradition of recognizing individual accomplishments within the plastics industry through its Founders Award. First presented in 1969, the award is made to recognize exceptional individual achievement in the Midwest region plastics industry, which may involve technical, marketing, management, entrepreneurial or trade association activities, or anything that elevates the person above others in the field. Further, the award acknowledges total devotion and dedication to progress in the Midwest region plastics industry, and unbiased efforts and achievements aimed toward the overall good of the industry. We are excited to again offer this opportunity to recognize a leader in the Midwest plastics industry. And, for the first time, the award will be presented at the recipient's place of business before an audience of employees and fellow SPI Midwest member company representatives. Nominations are now being accepted. The winner will be selected by a committee of plastics industry activists and is confidential.