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Piedmont Plastics Honored with 2023 IAPD Awards for Education and Environmental Excellence

San Diego, CA, October 2023 – Piedmont Plastics, a premier distributor of plastic sheet, rod, tube, and film materials in North America, has been distinguished by the International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD) for its innovative educational programs and exceptional commitment to environmental stewardship.

At the IAPD's 67th annual convention held in San Diego, California, Piedmont Plastics proudly accepted the 2023 Gold Level Education Circle of Champions award and the 2023 Gold Level Environmental Excellence Award.

IAPD Circle of Champions Education Award

The Education Circle of Champions award is presented to IAPD member companies that prioritize ongoing education in plastics within their operations. This recognition celebrates Piedmont’s engagement with IAPD training resources and our comprehensive internal training programs, underscoring our dedication to industry excellence and our fundamental values.

Awarded in three levels—Gold, Silver, and Bronze—the Gold Level distinction underscores Piedmont's superior performance in the performance plastics sector. Our extensive training and education initiatives, alongside the expertise of our team, bolster our ongoing pursuit of excellence as the leading knowledge resource in performance plastics distribution across North America.

IAPD Environmental Excellence Award

Introduced in 2008 by the IAPD Environmental Committee, this award salutes member companies that demonstrate outstanding environmental initiatives and adopt sustainable practices. This year, Piedmont is honored to receive the Gold Level Environmental Excellence award, which is the fourth year in a row we've received recognition for our innovative and exemplary environmental practices.

Jim Pro, Piedmont Plastics’ Corporate Health, Safety, and Quality Manager, shared his thoughts on the accolades:

We are deeply committed to our sustainability efforts, collaborating closely with our partners to minimize the waste of recyclable plastics. Receiving this recognition from the IAPD reinforces our dedication.

This recognition reflects Piedmont’s unwavering commitment to core values such as responsible recycling, employee education, and minimizing landfill impact. As the plastics industry advances in sustainability, Piedmont aims to lead these efforts.

Our tailored recycling programs and natural solutions empower our customers to excel in their recycling efforts, reducing landfill waste, creating cleaner workspaces, lowering carbon footprints, and simplifying waste management.

Additionally, Piedmont Plastics offers an array of eco-friendly products, including recyclable, recycled, or biodegradable options, to meet the evolving demands of the industry.

About Piedmont Plastics

For over 50 years, family-owned Piedmont Plastics has been at the forefront of distributing and converting plastic materials in North America. Our mission is to deliver premier service and solutions, collaborating with customers to meet their environmental goals. With a team dedicated to performance plastics expertise, we are here to support your green initiatives.

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