October 9, 2012
SPI sent questionnaires to fourteen gubernatorial candidates in early September, 2012. Candidates were asked to answer 10 questions concerning industry issues, as well as what they felt were the pressing issues in their state and how they would address them.
Candidates in West Virginia and North Carolina have responded to SPI’s questionnaire. As other candidates respond, their answers will be posted in their entirety for the membership at large. In the mean-time, please remember to vote on November 6, 2012.
Bill Maloney (R), candidate for Governor of West Virginia, was the first to respond to SPI’s questionnaire. An engineer by training, Maloney was co-founder and executive at North American Drillers, North American Pump and Supply Company, and Shaft Drillers International (SDI).
All SPI members, but in particular those who have operations or conduct business in West Virginia, are encouraged to read Candidate Maloney’s responses and share those with others in your company and with key contacts in your supply chain.
Candidate Pat McCrory (R) was raised in Guilford County and retired from Duke Energy after a 28 year career. He currently works for the Moore & Van Allen firm. A former seven-term mayor of Charlotte, NC, this is McCrory’s second bid for the state’s highest elected office.
All SPI members, but in particular those who have operations or conduct business in North Carolina, are encouraged to read Candidate McCrory’s responses and share those with others in your company and with key contacts in your supply chain.
We sincerely thank Candidate McCrory and Candidate Maloney for sharing their views with us, and remind all of our members to vote on November 6, 2012.
Founded in 1937, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association promotes growth in the $380 billion U.S. plastics industry. Representing nearly 900,000 American workers in the third largest U.S. manufacturing industry, SPI delivers 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."