Manufacturer Membership. Any partnership, corporation, or a division, subsidiary or department of a company who is engaged in the manufacture or supply of plastics (e.g., sheet, rod, tube, film or pipe, valves and fittings.) Manufacturer members must subscribe to the IAPD’s Code of Ethics, and meet all of the following eligibility requirements:
(a) Derives revenue from the extrusion, molding, casting, etc. and sale of plastic sheet, rod, tube, film or pipe, valves and fittings products directly to plastics distributors or the redistribution of and sale of plastic sheet, rod, tube, film, resin, pipe, valves, or fittings products directly to plastics distributors; and
(b) Distributes products through three or more plastics distributors; and
(c) Has been engaged in the business of plastics manufacturing or plastics redistribution for one or more years with total minimum annual plastic sales through distribution of at least $1,000,000; and
(d) Derives at least 50 percent of revenues from sales through distribution or has annual plastic total sales through distribution over US$10 million dollars (subsidiaries who use parent company numbers to qualify must join as the parent company); and
(e) Provides three reference letters from plastics distributors attesting to the commitment of the organization to the plastics distribution channel, qualification for IAPD membership and verification that the applicant’s product are purchased through distribution.
Exceptions to any of the foregoing requirements for any category of membership may be made by the Board of Directors upon its determination that the particular circumstances will not be to the detriment of the Association or the applicant.
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