October 29, 2018 | News

Cope Plastics Awarded at 62nd Annual IAPD Convention & Plastics Expo

Cope Plastics, Inc. – Alton, IL attended the 62nd Annual International Association of Plastics Distribution Convention & Plastics Showcase in Washington, D.C. in October. 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 2018 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.  

“Our IAPD members once again have shown their commitment to environmental stewardship in 2018,” said IAPD Environmental Committee Chair Pat Barrett. “Year over year, we see our members improving their environmental programs and investing more in sustainable practices during the manufacturing and distribution of multi-use performance plastics. The Environmental Committee congratulates our 2018 Environmental Award winners!” 

Education is a big part of IAPD’s mission, and Cope received a Gold Award for the IAPD 2018 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 Bronze IAPD Marketing Excellence Award for actively promoting performance plastics and the benefits it brings to an array of industries and manufacturing processes.  

“IAPD is proud to honor the accomplishments of these three companies with the IAPD Marketing Excellence Award. Everything these companies do evangelizes plastics, which goes hand-in-hand with IAPD’s mission to grow the performance plastics industry,” said Susan Avery, CAE, IAPD Chief Executive Officer. “This award shows companies of all sizes that they don’t need a huge budget and a sophisticated marketing agency to promote themselves. I hope this award program helps all IAPD members investigate all the low and no-cost promotional opportunities available to them via their IAPD membership.” 

Cope Plastics, Inc. actively promotes performance plastics, its business, its environmental achievements and IAPD. The company is active in their community and provides valuable training to those outside the industry to promote performance plastics. 

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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