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      Sharing a Mentorship Success Story

      Shamus Hardie is a young plastics professional who had an enriching experience with the mentorship program provided by our Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP) Committee.
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      Helping Companies Tell the Story of Plastics Manufacturing

      Madeline Kline is a regional sales manager for Gardner Business Media, a company specializing in magazines, events and market intelligence for the manufacturing industry.
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      Didn’t Know He Was Working in Plastics

      When Ben Hartigan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, he started applying for jobs and soon found himself working for the Absolute Group of Companies. “I had no idea I was even working in plastics when I started,” Ben said. Fortunately, Ben found both a company and an industry where he feels right at home.
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      A Rising Film Star…Packaging Film, That Is

      Meet Mark Kent Anderson, Executive Vice President for Sales & Marketing at Mid South Extrusion (MSE). According to Mark, “Plastics is an industry in which demand is high, and the market is growing. I think everyone should work in an industry that promotes growth, innovation, and sustainability.”
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      A Veteran Professional in the Making

      For a younger guy in the business, Zach Adams displays the maturity of a veteran. A graduate of North Carolina State University, he’s enjoying a career with a company that gives its people opportunities.
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      Glad She Signed Up for Plastics

      It seems that plastic is always on Mollie Hoffman’s mind, in one way or another. “At my last job, we primarily made drink cups,” she recalled. “So, whenever we would go out, we’d always check to see if the restaurant was using our cups! It’s become a habit now to analyze the plastic packaging I’m buying to determine how it was made and what company made it.”
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      While Planning for the Future, Plastics Became the Plan

      Justin Houck "stumbled" into the plastics industry and hasn't looked back. He recommends plastics to anyone exploring career options. “While perhaps not being on your radar industry-wise,” he said, “there are plenty of opportunities in plastics, an industry that offers great stability even in challenging times."
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      Searching for a Change, He Discovered a Passion for Plastics

      Lucas Shaffchick was a guy with a Computer Science degree, working in retail as a personnel and inventory manager. He wanted a change but wasn’t sure what that change would be. At the suggestion of his father-in-law, Lucas gave the PVC (vinyl) industry a try and found a career he loves.
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      Continuing Education Opportunities for Young Plastics Professionals

      As chair for the Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP) Continuing Education Task Force, Kylee Carbone of Westminster Tool wants to expand FLiP's offerings and increase membership: “The goals of continuing education lined up so well with what I already do every day, it seemed like a perfect fit. I believe in working together to advance all of our careers.”