Mon February 4, 2019

BETHEL, CTSPE-Inspiring Plastics Professionals and the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) announced the continuation of their partnered membership program for plastics industry brand owner companies. This program which started in 2017, grants employees of companies that belong to PLASTICS Brand Owners Council SPE memberships, with access to all SPE benefits. Employees of all current and newly-registered PLASTICS brand owner company members are eligible to participate.

“Our continued partnership with PLASTICS enables brand owners access to the crucial tools needed to succeed both professionally and personally,” said SPE’s CEO Pat Farrey. “Taking advantage of these SPE individual resources aid in the development of their career, offer additional educational opportunities and help to strengthen their network throughout the industry.”

Both the brand owner companies and its employees benefit from this hybrid membership program.

“This partnership has already enabled workers at brand owner companies to connect with colleagues in other areas of the plastics supply chain and we’re proud to renew our commitment with SPE to help bring more resources, career development and educational opportunities to their vast network,” said PLASTICS Interim President and CEO Patty Long. “By working together to deliver more benefits to their members, SPE and PLASTICS are helping to push the plastics industry forward.”

Brand Owner Companies gain access to PLASTICS business, supply chain and advocacy offerings and their employees gain access to SPE’s member benefits giving them vital career development opportunities through educational, technical and networking resources.

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About Plastics Industry Association

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS), formerly SPI, is the only organization that supports the entire plastics supply chain, representing nearly one million workers in the $432 billion U.S. industry. Since 1937, PLASTICS has been working to make its members and the industry more globally competitive while advancing recycling and sustainability. To learn more about PLASTICS’ education initiatives, industry-leading insights and events, networking opportunities and policy advocacy, and North America’s largest plastics trade show, NPE: The Plastics Show, visit Connect with PLASTICS on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.