Approximately 25 manufacturing companies in the plastics industry are meeting today to discuss opportunities with the new Shell cracker plant being built in Beaver County. The facilitated meeting will focus on how companies in northwest PA can share challenges, provide input, and set priorities for sector growth.  Also attending are dignitaries from the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED), Department of Labor (DOL), and local agencies who work with the manufacturing community…including Bob Zaruta and Susan Hileman of the NWIRC.