Governor Tom Wolf called it a “once in a generation” opportunity. The Shell cracker plant being built in Beaver County is poised to be the tipping point in attracting other supply chain companies within the petrochemical industry. Are you interested in finding out how your company might benefit? The NW PA Oil & Gas HUB has partnered with NW Commission and other economic development agencies to gather—and share— information about the economic impact of the Shell cracker plant. A meeting is scheduled for plastics manufacturers on March 21, 2019 at 8:00am and will be held at The American Injection Molding Institute (AIM) at 6100 West Ridge Road, Erie.

The intent of the meeting is to (1) inform how the new PE (cracker) plant translates to potential time/cost savings; (2) understand how and where PE is currently sourced; (3) discuss potential needs and opportunities for warehousing and distribution of Shell PE pellets within the Northwest PA region to reduce shipping costs (4) understand how the region can maximize benefits of having the Shell plant nearby; and (5) share information on the Plastic’s IP Apprenticeship program. To help regional plastic companies train their current workforce, a Plastic’s Apprenticeship program has been developed by local manufacturers and is open to all plastic companies in NW PA for training mid-level managers. This certified Apprenticeship program will soon be recruiting for the second cohort.

This meeting is limited to 20 companies and RSVPs are required: