In June 2018, the Rotomolding Education and Development Foundation’s Board of Governors voted to change the organization’s name to the Roy Crawford Rotomolding Education and Development Foundation. This change is an opportunity for the Board to proudly pay tribute to a true pioneer and giant in the rotomolding process, Dr. Roy Crawford.
This year the Foundation has been able to take significant steps in achieving its mission by moving forward with two projects identified early on as primary goals: making rotomolding training more accessible and funding research projects that support our industry as a whole.
The first of the Foundation’s 2018 milestones is the completion of a rotomolding curriculum, which the Board of Governors has been developing since the Foundation’s earliest days. The curriculum has been made accessible to rotomolders by ARM in the form of the Operator Training Program, a series of webinars discussed above.
The Foundation’s second major milestone of 2018 is the collection of proposals to fund rotomolding research projects and the awarding of $10,000 in grants this year. The funded projects will be presented at future rotomolding conferences for the advancement of our industry.
The Foundation is currently announcing the funding of a research project on the Effect of Pigment Addition Rate on Impact Strength for Dry Blends to be conducted by Dr. Nick Henwood.
The Foundation also plans to announce funding for a second project once a schedule for the research has been finalized.
We’re ending the year by sharing updates with our members on The State of ARM.