To be eligible for consideration, organizations must:

• 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*

• Injection molding

• Extrusion -  film or sheet

• Extrusion -  pipe, profile or tubing

• Blow molding

• Rotational molding

• Thermoforming

• Other

• Plastics Recycler

• Plastics Compounder

• 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

• Plastics Distributor/Fabricator

• Plastics Association***

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.

How to enter your organization

All organizations will participate in one of three ways:

1. As an individual organization possessing one Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN).

2. As the parent/holding company of multiple organizations with one FEIN for all subsidiaries. The parent/holding company must register with all eligible employees working for that parent/holding company.

3. Subsidiaries of a parent/holding organization may register separately if each subsidiary organization possesses a separate FEIN. If the organization has multiple facilities, branches, factories, offices or stores, all locations must be included in the survey if they operate under the same FEIN.

Which employees to include

Include all current, full- and part-time United States and/or Canada employees in the survey process, from the CEO, partners, all the way to line-level employees, including remote employees. Remote employees are defined as employees that work from home or on the road who directly report to a supervisor in the United States and/or Canada.

Exclude all temporary, seasonal or per diem employees, PRN, 1099 employees/independent contractors, volunteers, interns, outside consultants or staffing employees placed by other organizations.

 

 

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