March 4, 2013
Plastic Molding Technologies Inc. of El Paso hosted freshman Congressman Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) at its El Paso, Texas, facility on February 21. Escorted through the plant by CEO Chuck Sholtis and accompanied by SPI President Bill Carteaux, Representative O’Rourke saw a demonstration of plastics manufacturing in his district and learned about recycling and sustainability initiatives being promoted by SPI member companies around the country.
“Touring the Plastic Molding Technologies plant with Representative Beto O'Rourke was an excellent opportunity to show the Congressman the economic benefits that the plastics industry brings to El Paso,” said Carteaux. “We saw how the components PMT manufactures impact the electronic, medical, automotive and consumer appliance sectors. Congressman O’Rourke was particularly excited about PMT’s location on the border with Mexico – a source of job opportunity that he believes is key to his district’s economic growth.”
Chuc Sholtis, CEO of PMT, describes plant operations to Rep. Beto O'Rourke, second from right. Looking on are SPI President Bill Carteaux and O'Rourke Chief of Staff David Wysong.
Founded in 1937, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association promotes growth in the $373 billion U.S. plastics industry. Representing nearly 900,000 American workers in the third largest U.S. manufacturing industry, SPI delivers legislative and regulatory advocacy, market research, industry promotion and the fostering of business relationships and zero waste strategies. 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.
"From resin suppliers and equipment makers to processors and brand owners, SPI is proud to represent all facets of the U.S. plastics industry," said William R. Carteaux, president and CEO, SPI. Our most recent economic reports show that the plastics industry as a whole is resilient, and has come through the recession significantly better than other U.S. manufacturing sectors."