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Supplier Category:

**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.

To be eligible for consideration in the supplier category, an organization 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 a Plastics Supplier** of services to the plastics industry including:
    • Training, software, prototyping and design
    • Raw material distributors, machinery & equipment manufacturers,
    • Consulting firms
    • Plastics Distributor/Fabricator
    • Plastics Machinery or Equipment Maker or Supplier
    • Plastics Auxiliary Equipment Maker or Supplier
    • Plastics Resin, Colorant, Additive or Masterbatch Supplier

 

Processor Category

*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.

To be eligible for consideration in the processor category, an organization 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 a Plastics Processor. Some eligible areas include:
  • Injection molding
  • Extrusion - film or sheet
  • Extrusion - pipe, profile or tubing
  • Blow molding
  • Rotational molding
  • Thermoforming
  • Plastics Recycler
  • Plastics Compounder
  • Plastics Mold, Die or Tool Maker

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.

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