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    • Future Leaders

      The FLiP Files: Will Shurling

      The FLiP Files is a blog series spotlighting young professionals who are active in PLASTICS' Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP), a group for plastics professionals under the age of 40.  For this FLiP File, we spoke to Blake Gleaves, product manager of flexible compounds at Westlake Chemical, the most vertically integrated polyvinyl chloride (vinyl) company in the United States. Blake works in the  Compounds division of the company, which focuses on the manufacture of flexible and rigid compounds that go into wire and cable, medical, pipe fittings and more.
    • Future Leaders

      FLiP File: Blake Gleaves

      The FLiP Files is a blog series spotlighting young professionals who are active in PLASTICS' Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP), a group for plastics professionals under the age of 40.  For this FLiP File, we spoke to Blake Gleaves, product manager of flexible compounds at Westlake Chemical, the most vertically integrated polyvinyl chloride (vinyl) company in the United States. Blake works in the  Compounds division of the company, which focuses on the manufacture of flexible and rigid compounds that go into wire and cable, medical, pipe fittings and more.
    • Industry News

      PERCspective on Wage, Job and Manufacturing Growth at the End of 2017

    • Industry News

      PERCspective on Brexit and U.S. Plastics Trade with Britain

    • Advocacy

      Op-Ed: Domestic Manufacturing Needs Tax Bill Expensing Reforms

      In D.C., discussions on the tax bill can quickly turn to politics, messaging, process, and winners and losers, whether it applies to an industry, region, or tax bracket. But engage with a manufacturer about the tax bill, and the conversation consistently turns to specific provisions that promote domestic manufacturing and economic activity. For many industries, the expensing provisions are the central issue to consistent business growth and planning, new innovations and jobs.
    • Industry News

      PERCspective on October Retail Sales and Inflation