The NWPA Society of Plastics Engineers is a nonprofit professional organization founded to facilitate and encourage the growth, knowledge and expertise among the membership by offering educational and professional development opportunities focused on the plastics industry.  NWPA SPE operates on the FY from July 1st to June 30th.  During this time we offer our members technical presentation meetings, social gatherings, a Christmas Dinner and Awards Ceremony and a very impressive Golf Outing.  We support Manufacturing Outreach efforts at local schools.

We fundraise during the year to support our local college students with scholarships.  NWPA SPE has recently committed to an Endowed Trustee Scholarship at Penn State Behrend in conjunction with the Alumni of the Behrend Plastics Engineering Technology program. Now fully funded, this scholarship will provide several thousand dollars every year.  This will only grow as we continue to add to the endowment.   The primary beneficiaries of the NWPA SPE and Plastics Alumni Trustee Scholarship are students with financial need in the Behrend Plastics Program.

Organized on October 1, 1945, the Northwestern Pennsylvania Section is one of the oldest sections of SPE.  Our Section is comprised of members in the three county area of Erie, Crawford and Warren, PA.  It is a recognized section under the national organization of The Society of Plastics Engineers.  Visit or join SPE at

Our organization is always looking for new and interested members to join our Board.  Please contact any one of us at any time to make that connection.