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Subject: Honda Tour

Date: March Date TBD

Location: Honda Facility

Presently, Greg Shekita is working on secruing a tour at Honda's manufacturing facility for March. Once we have details, they will be posted and e-mailed to all members.

We are also finalizing details for our Mega-Tech technical seminar for April of this year. Details will be sent to all members when the adgnda is finalized.

 



Sign Up Early: - (Please click this link for a sign up form), or by contacting Beverly Jarrel (704) 602-4127) at the Polymers Center of Excellence for any additional information.



Edcational Support Programs for Junior High & High Schools

Kasey Britt from Mount Gilead, NC won the "Wonder of Plastics" Essay Contest

Plastics Innovation in Sports

What is innovation? To me, innovation is change in a new, more creative perspective. An innovation enhances the world around us and is involved in everything we do. An example of an innovation is plastic. In particular, plastic is involved in most sports and has caused a revolution to the sporting world. Plastic is contained in most safety materials and is also in most sporting
goods such as running shoes, hiking shoes, clothing, and drills equipment. Plastic is also contained in sports-related venues such as tracks and stadiums. Read more...........


The Presidents Corner

SPE Carolinas 2015/2016

Hello to all and hope everyone is doing well! Welcome to the SPE Carolinas Section upcoming 2015/2016 season. Our meeting/event schedule is complete and posted on the Events page. Please take time to review and choose an event to attend. Bring a friend, maybe your Manager, to see what SPE has to offer. We will gladly listen to any future topic suggestions also. The whole purpose of SPE is to promote and educate people on the plastics industry. Please help us support our industry! We are always looking for more people to get involved in our Carolinas Section. We have posted the current Board of Directors in the About SPE Carolinas tab. Feel free to contact any of us for on how you can help and get involved, maybe even join the Board of Directors. Please remember we are here for you. Anything we can do to help you function better in the plastic industry, please let us know. Of course, thank you for your continued support of the SPE Carolina Section and we look forward to seeing you at one or all of our planned events.

Warmest regards,

Richard Martin

President SPE Carolinas


Membership Chairman Report

Uncle Sam-We Want YouDear Membership,
2015 was a good year and we made money again for our education fund and to keep us going. Thank you for your help and support! However, the greatest gift is having you participate in person. We have 261 active members and if you live in or around Charlotte, there is no excuse not to come! 41 members that are, or were associated with us are from Charlotte, 3 from Concord, 5 from Fort Mill, 3 from Pineville and 5 come from out of state, Rock Hill in South Carolina, including me.


For all others it is a drive and I understand that you may not want to come for every meeting, but when we have a full program with top experts in their field, showing us what is hot and where we are going, it is worthwhile for all of us to be here. Even if it does not impact YOUR exact field, employees have to widen their horizon, understand what the world around them looks like to better understand their customers, their industry and learn from it. I challenge every one of you to make it to at least ONE of our meetings. There is on average one every month you can participate in. Participate not only by being here, to listen and learn, but also to share, to make contacts, to ask questions and to help us learn about you as a person, your capabilities and that of your company.


With the best wishes, your Tim Haake – BoD / Membership



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