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Upcoming Events:

NOV 2018:  Fall meeting to be announced

OCT 11, 2018 – Flash Social at Sprague Brewing, Venango, PA.  5-9pm.

AUGUST 9, 2018 – GOLF OUTING, Peek’n’Peak, Clymer NY.

MAY 30, 2018 – Join us at the Edinboro Hotel Bar for our final ‘flash social’ of the year.  Food, Fun and Friends!  6.00pm

MAY 7-11, 2018 – ANTEC/NPE – see you there!

APRIL 19, 2018 – An awesome plant tour is planned at Beaumont, Inc.  Come see the newly remodeled facility they moved into at 6100 West Ridge Road.  Free for SPE members, $10 for non-members.  See the flyer for details, reservations.

NWPA SPE SPRING Meeting April 19 2018 plant tour BTI

MARCH 15, 2018 – Flash Social at the Public House on West Ridge Road.  5.30pm.  Cash bar.  You buy your drinks and we will toss out some apps.

DECEMBER 12, 2017 – NWPA SPE Christmas Dinner and Awards.  Please join us as we celebrate the future of the plastics industry by awarding scholarships to our local students.  M Café, West Lake Road, Erie. 5.30 Social, 6.30 Dinner, Awards to follow.

NOVEMBER 9, 2017 – The Material Analyst, Mike Sepe, will be our speaker at the Quaker Steak and Lube.  He is definitely the go-to guy for your material processing issues and he will be all yours to provide his insight and answer questions.

NWPA SPE monthly meeting FALL 2017 Nov 9

OCTOBER 19, 2017 – Flash Social at the Luminary Distillery on Peach St at 6pm.  Just $10 for your finger food, flight and fancy shot glass.  Make your reservation on the rsvp page or reply to the section email or on Facebook.

AUGUST 9, 2017: NWPA SPE GOLF OUTING – See Golf Outing Page

MAY 18, 2017 – National SPE representative Eve Vitale joins us to discuss How to Build Relationships that Build Workforce and How to Be the Workforce Industry Wants.

NWPA SPE monthly meeting MAY2017

APRIL 20, 2017 – Join us at the Beechwood Golf Club for a presentation on Collaborative Robots: COBOTS.

NWPA SPE monthly meeting APR2017

MAR16, 2017- Join us at the Siebenbeurger Club for a presentation on Using IR Sensing.


MAR2017 – NWPA SPE is one of many sponsors for a forum on the Regional Impact of the Petrochemical/Cracker Plant on Western, PA.  A Petrochemical/Cracker plant is coming to the Pittsburgh area, and it will have a major economic impact to Western Pa for decades to come. Join the conversation on March 8 at Cross Creek Resort in Titusville, PA.  Registration and Fees are listed on the flyer.


FEB2017 – Join us on Feb 16 at Quaker Steak and Lube for a presentation on Flow Simulation with Matthew Jaworski, Autodesk.


Past Events:

JAN2017 – There is no regular meeting in January.  The Board of Directors meeting will be Jan 3rd at 5.30pm at the Erie County Technical School on Oliver Road.  All interested members are encouraged to join us there.


DEC2016 – Christmas Dinner and Awards.  Please join us on Dec9 at the Colony Pub.


NOV2016 – Industry 4.0 with Tom Betts, Wittmann Battenfeld.  Hooch & Blotto’s.  Industry 4.0 is everywhere, including the October 2016 issue of MoldMaking Technology where one manufacturer is ‘riding the wave to the next industrial revolution’ (p32).  Come see what it entails and if you will be part of the revolution.


OCT2016 – Cyber Security with Rob Prindle, Viking Plastics, plus Dr. Zhifeng Xiao, PSU; Dr. James Breckenridge, Mercyhurst; Jamison Budacki, Erie Insurance.  This Panel discussion is held in conjunction with the Behrend School of Engineering Speaker Series.  The Panel (in Burke180 Conference Center) is free and open to the public with no reservation needed.  The SPE dinner before the meeting will be held in Burke236 and reservations (below) are required.  Seating is limited to 25.


SEPT2016 – Polymer Crystallization related to Processing and Design with Anne Gohn, PSU


2015-16 Meetings

NWPA SPE monthly meeting MAR2016

NWPA SPE monthly meeting Feb2016

NWPA SPE monthly meeting Jan 2016