THE GOLDEN GATE SECTION

The Golden Gate Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers was chartered on October 8, 1947. There are almost 300 members active in our section.

Led by many dedicated individuals, this section has instituted and maintained many programs that supply our membership with current information in the ever evolving world of plastics: design, recycling, materials, manufacturing and applications.

One of the highlights of the year is our annual Tech Fair and Education Night. This program provides a day of seminars and an evening of presentations by our student chapters. The proceeds from this event support programs and scholarships for our student chapters.

In 1986 our section established a Hall of Fame to honor those individuals who contributed to the success of the Golden Gate Section and who have worked tirelessly to promote and establish the local plastics industry.

In 1979, 1994, and again in 2002, our section hosted the SPE ANTEC (Annual Technical Conference) in San Francisco. For over 50 years, this annual event is held at different locations in the United States. This conference offers a weeks' worth of programs including over 600 seminars and an international attendance of 5000 plastics professionals from all aspects of the industry. The ANTEC is one of the largest plastics conferences in the world.

In 1995 the section established the Louis Temesvary Memorial Scholarship Fund. This self-perpetuating fund, named in honor of one of our section's founders, is awarded annually to a local student who is concentrating studies in the field of plastics.

This web-site was established in 1998 in an effort to keep you informed of the many events the Golden Gate Section has to offer.

In 2009 the section expanded into LinkedIn, a business networking web site, and now offers a SPE GGS LinkedIn Group.

Your comments, suggestions, contributions, and recommendations are welcome and can be directed to any of the current Board of Directors or Section Officers.