The Equipment and Moldmakers Enhancement & Outreach Fund is a $200 optional add-on to your annual membership payment, requested from the equipment and moldmaker membership of the Plastics Industry Association. It is used to support special projects, needs, initiatives, and educational outreach on behalf of the Equipment Council and its respected members.
Some of the areas that benefit from the Fund include:
- Domestic and International Standards Work: The Fund helps support the association’s active involvement in developing and promoting domestic and international standards related to the plastics industry.
- Expansion and Enhancements of the Committee on Equipment Statistics (CES) Program: The Fund contributes to the growth and development of CES, which focuses on gathering and analyzing data related to equipment statistics in the plastics industry.
- Support of Emerging Leaders and Educational Initiatives: The Fund provides assistance and resources to support leadership development and educational initiatives in the plastics industry.
In the past, the Fund has been utilized to support various initiatives, including:
- Future Leaders in Plastics (FLiP) Initiatives: Funding initiatives aimed at developing and supporting emerging leaders in the plastics industry.
- Educational Initiatives: Supporting educational programs, such as the SPE Foundation’s PlastiVan®, which aims to educate students about the benefits and importance of plastics.
- Support of Domestic and International Standards Work: Assisting in the development and adoption of standards within the plastics industry, both at the international and domestic levels.
- Enhancements and Infrastructure Upgrades to the CES Data Portal: Improving the infrastructure and functionality of the CES Data Portal to provide better access to equipment statistics.
- Keynote Speakers for Events: Assisting in bringing notable keynote speakers to association events, enriching the educational value for attendees.
- Charitable Contributions: Making charitable contributions in honor of members and their families.
Each $200 directly benefits and supports these efforts throughout the year, allowing the association’s equipment and moldmaker membership to continue advancing the industry while providing additional value to its membership.
If you have any questions, please contact Whitney Taveras, Director, Industry Engagement (Equipment): [email protected]