Wed June 13, 2018

PLASTICS Honored in 2018 Best Manufacturing Associations to Work for

The Plastics Industry Association was recently named as one of the Best Manufacturing Associations to Work for. This inaugural program was created by the National Association of Manufacturers’ Council of Manufacturing Associations in partnership with Best Companies Group.

This survey-and-awards program was designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best employers among manufacturing associations, benefiting the industry's economy, workforce, and businesses. The list is made up of 10 associations. The Plastics Industry Association has been named one of this year’s Best Manufacturing Associations to Work for.

“The NAM is proud to recognize and congratulate these outstanding associations for building exemplary work environments,” said NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “Manufacturing is about people, and that is just as true on the shop floor as it is in our associations and advocacy work. We’re dedicated to helping all of our CMA members identify best practices and learn from each other. Celebrating the best of the best helps all of us succeed.”

“Each and every day, these organizations are showing how careers supporting manufacturing can be fun, fulfilling and flexible—not just a good paycheck,” said CMA Executive Director Tonya Muse. “We’re proud to recognize every one of our CMA partners that is being honored this year and we look forward to recognizing even more outstanding partners in the years to come.”

To be considered for participation, associations had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a manufacturing trade association representing manufacturers in the United States (501 c6)
  • Have an office in the United States
  • Have a minimum of 15 employees working in the United States; and
  • Must be in business a minimum of 1 year

Associations from across the country entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Manufacturing Associations to Work for. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated association’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top associations and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process, analyzed the data, and determined the final rankings.

The ranked companies will be recognized in August 2018, during the CMA Summer Leadership Conference in Chicago.

For more information on the Best Manufacturing Associations to Work for program, visit or contact Tonya Muse, Executive Director, Council of Manufacturing Associations at 202-637-3130 or


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 $404 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 Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.