Canadian Plastics

SPE Quebec pares back

Citing various inter-related factors at work in the industry, the Society of Plastics Engineers' Quebec section has chosen to reduce the frequency of meetings and newsletters, and redirect its efforts...


May 1, 2002
By Canadian Plastics

Citing various inter-related factors at work in the industry, the Society of Plastics Engineers’ Quebec section has chosen to reduce the frequency of meetings and newsletters, and redirect its efforts on education issues.

A statement from president Alain Cregheur lists reasons for the changes as: difficulty recruiting directors; a lack of support from companies and employers; lack of availability of directors due to work demands; decreased interest from members; increased availability of technical information on the Internet, and a reduced need for networking within the industry.

Monthly meetings will be reduced to six instead of nine, with a similar reduction in the publication of newsletters. In education, the organization has opted to take advantage of existing events instead of organizing events. It will emphasize cooperation with other organizations. One example of this is the recent alliance with the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA). SPE Quebec will also work to establish a good mentoring program through schools.