We welcome all organizations that meet the eligibility requirements to participate in the "Plastics News' Best Places to Work" program. To be eligible for consideration, companies must meet the following criteria:
Be a publicly or privately held business
Have a facility in the United States or Canada
Have a minimum of 15 employees working in the United States and/or Canada
Must be in business a minimum of 1 year
Must derive at least 50% of revenue from plastics-related operations
Must be one of the following:
Plastics Processor* o Injection molding o Extrusion - film or sheet o Extrusion - pipe, profile or tubing o Blow molding o Rotational molding o Thermoforming o Other
Plastics Mold, Die or Tool Maker
Plastics Machinery or Equipment Maker or Supplier
Plastics Auxiliary Equipment Maker or Supplier
Plastics Resin, Colorant, Additive or Masterbatch Supplier
Plastics Supplier** of services to the plastics industry including training, software, prototyping and design
To ensure credibility, organizations having 15-24 employees must have an 80% or better response rate on the employee survey. Temporary, per diem, PRN, seasonal, 1099 employees, independent contactors, non-employee real estate agents, consultants, interns and volunteers are not counted in the number of employees or included in the survey process. For staffing companies, employees who are placed with other organizations are not eligible.
*A "processor" is any company that makes plastic products, by any number of different manufacturing processes, i.e. injections molding, blow molding, extrusion, thermoforming, rotational molding, compression molding, etc.
**A "supplier" is any company that makes a product or service that is used by companies involved in any number of different plastics manufacturing processes, i.e. injection molding, blow molding, extrusion, thermoforming, rotational molding, compression molding, etc.
***An "association" is any group organized to support the plastics industry by providing services that are used by companies involved in any number of different plastics manufacturing.
If you have questions about your organization’s eligibility, please email