Thu November 3, 2016

Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX), chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, visited the headquarters of Americas Styrenics in the Woodlands, Texas, on November 2. After a short meeting with AmSty President and CEO Brad Crocker, Chairman Brady met with nearly 70 employees to discuss tax reform ideas for businesses and individuals to be proposed in the new Congress, which begins in January. The “Tax Reform Blueprint” would create a simpler, flatter tax code with three lower rates of 33, 25 and 12 percent replacing the seven rates in the current code, and a host of deductions. The blueprint would also redesign the Internal Revenue Service to be more accountable to businesses and families. Click here to read the Tax Reform Blueprint. After the discussion, the employees asked thoughtful questions and offered their feedback on the blueprint which where all appreciated by Chairman Brady. 


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

"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."