Wed October 12, 2016

WBTour1On October 6, over 50 SPI members and non-members gathered in Torrington, Connecticut for a Northeast Region plant tour of Wittmann Battenfeld Inc.’s facilities, including their new Material Handling building. Attendees had the opportunity to see Wittmann Battenfeld’s impressive machinery manufacturing operations for robots, injection molding machines and auxiliary equipment.
Wittmann Battenfeld President David Preusse on the SPI Northeast Regional Tour

WBTour2Celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, Wittmann Battenfeld serves all areas of the plastics injection molding industry including automotive, medical and packaging. Attendees enjoyed a networking reception and dinner following the tour as well as an update on SPI activities and plastic industry trends presented by Mark Garrison, SPI Senior Vice President, Membership and Business Development.   


Founded in 1937, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association promotes growth in the $427 billion U.S. plastics industry. Representing nearly one million American workers in the third largest U.S. manufacturing industry, SPI delivers legislative and regulatory advocacy, market research, industry promotion and the fostering of business relationships and zero waste strategies. SPI also owns and produces the international NPE trade show. All profits from NPE are reinvested into SPI’s industry services. Find SPI online at and

"From resin suppliers and equipment makers to processors and brand owners, SPI is proud to represent all facets of the U.S. plastics industry," said William R. Carteaux, president and CEO, SPI. "Our most recent economic reports show that the plastics industry as a whole is resilient, and has come through the recession significantly better than other U.S. manufacturing sectors."