Manufacturing is in the political spotlight these days and plastics in particular has the light of criticism shined on it. That’s why more and more plastics industry executives and company owners are getting involved in efforts to revive American manufacturing. Craig Carson, CEO of Jeco Plastics Products LLC in Plainfield, IN, spoke on June 29 at a briefing discussing research and development activities and competitiveness in U.S. industry.
The meeting was sponsored by the Council on Competitiveness, Deere & Company, GE Energy, and Proctor & Gamble. The purpose was to brief U.S. Congressional Representatives and their staff members concerned about the ability of U.S. companies to compete in global markets. Carson was selected because of his work with Purdue University and the National Digital Engineering and Manufacturing Consortium (NDEMC) – a public-private partnership encouraging the transfer of advanced manufacturing techniques and processes that leverage computational power, simulation, and cutting-edge modeling techniques to smaller U.S. manufacturers.