MMC in partnership with the Repton Group LLC was mandated to conduct a research project by EUROMAP, the European Association for Plastics and Rubber Machinery Manufacturers. MMC completed a market study on the key developments and trends in the plastics industry in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The study reviewed the status and development of local raw material manufacturing, and defined the structure and market size of the local machinery manufacturing and processing industries. It also outlined the implications of these industries on the end markets they serve, such as automotive, electronics, and consumer goods. After completion, the study was presented in the NPE 2009 (National Plastics Exposition) in Chicago, USA.