The plastics industry in northwest Pennsylvania is anticipating supply chain growth with the addition of the Shell cracker facility in Beaver County. An invitation is being extended to leaders of plastic manufacturing companies in northwest PA to discuss whether an industry-led sector partnership is in order for sharing challenges, providing input, and setting priorities for sector growth as a result of this unique opportunity. A facilitated meeting, sponsored by Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) and the Department of Labor (DOL), will be held in Erie on Sept. 12, 2017 from 8:00am-11:00am. The meeting will include discussions on education, workforce development, and ensuring competitiveness within the plastic industry. The meeting location is Penn State Behrend (Knowledge Park), 5451 Merwin Lane, Room 215A (parking passes are not needed). There is no commitment required or cost to attend. If interested, please RSVP to by Sept 7.