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PLASTICS ACADEMY CALLS FOR NOMINATIONS FOR POSTHUMOUS INDUCTION TO THE PLASTICS HALL OF FAME

WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A., May 28, 2013: The Plastics Academy is now accepting nominations for posthumous induction into the Plastics Hall of Fame—the highest honor bestowed in the plastics industry. SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association is cooperating with The Plastics Academy in administering the nominating process.

Nominations must be submitted by October 25, 2013. After an initial screening of the nominations by officers of The Plastics Academy, a committee of current Plastics Hall of Fame members will select up to five nominees for induction. The induction ceremony will take place during the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) ANTEC® 2014, to be held April 27-May 1 in Las Vegas.

“We encourage the nomination of those deceased individuals who contributed to the stature and growth of the plastics industry through their consistent dedication and extraordinary accomplishments,” said Jay Gardiner, president of The Plastics Academy.

Those wishing to submit a nomination can download a nominating form at http://www.plasticsindustry.org/files/Events/Nominating%20Form3r1jg.pdf and submit the completed form to Jane Mott-Palmer, executive assistant to the president / CEO at SPI. Email: JMott@plasticsindustry.org. Tel: 1-202-974-5224.

Questions about the Plastics Hall of Fame and posthumous induction should be directed to Jay Gardiner, president of the Plastics Academy and head of Gardiner Plastics, Port Jefferson Station, NY, U.S.A.. Email: jay.gardiner@gardinerplastics.com. Tel: 1-631-928-9098.

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The Plastics Hall of Fame was founded in 1972 and is administered by The Plastics Academy. New living inductees are elected every three years by a majority vote of the living members of the Hall of Fame and are honored at the triennial NPE show. Between NPEs, posthumous inductees are honored. Information about The Plastics Academy is available from Jay Gardiner, president, at jay.gardiner@gardinerplastics.com.

Founded in 1937, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association promotes growth in the $380 billion U.S. plastics industry. Representing nearly 900 thousand American workers in the third largest U.S. manufacturing industry, SPI delivers legislative advocacy, market research, industry promotion, and the fostering of business relationships and zero waste strategies. From resin suppliers and equipment makers to processors and brand owners, SPI is proud to represent all facets of the U.S. plastics industry. 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 www.plasticsindustry.org and www.inthehopper.org.