October 27, 2017 | News

Cope Plastics Awarded at 61st Annual IAPD Convention & Plastics Expo

Cope Plastics, Inc. – Alton, IL attended the 61st Annual International Association of Plastics Distribution Convention & Plastics Showcase in Chicago, IL last week. The IAPD brings together manufacturers, fabricators, distributors, recyclers, manufacturers’ representatives and service providers for the plastic sheet, rod, tube and profile industry.

Each year, the organization presents awards to honored members in various categories. This year, the IAPD announced the 2017 Environmental Excellence Award recipients, recognizing accomplishments of companies in the development of environmentally friendly materials and the manufacture of plastics in an environmentally responsible manner. IAPD awarded Cope with the Gold Environmental Excellence Award. Cope has expanded its recycling program to include 36 different grades of plastic, which make up nearly 90 percent of the material distributed through or consumed by the company.

Education is a big part of IAPD’s mission, and Cope received a Gold Award for the IAPD 2017 Education Circle of Champions. This category awards companies for their commitment to continuing plastics education and sales training through IAPD’s certification programs and education resources.

Lastly, IAPD awarded Cope with the Silver IAPD Marketing Excellence Award for actively promoting performance plastics and the benefits it brings to an array of industries and manufacturing processes.

Cope Plastics is the premier distributor and fabricator of plastic sheet, rod and tube across the Midwest delivering solutions to our valued customers since 1946. The company is proud to be a certified Women Owned Business by the NWBOC since 2012. Visit us at www.copeplastics.com.

The International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD), established in 1956, brings together distributors, fabricators, manufacturers, manufacturers’ representatives, recyclers and service providers in an environment which encourages a free flow of ideas and information that help members build their businesses. Visit them at www.iapd.org

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