Little Tikes is known around the world as a manufacturer of plastic children’s toys and outdoor equipment. It will be one of the plastics manufacturers on an industry panel at Utica Summit Oct. 11.

Our fifth annual Utica Summit is a business development conference. It examines the downstream benefits that manufacturers and other businesses can realize by putting Utica shale gases to work in the economy.

One of those downstream benefits, in a few years, will be the plastics industry feedstocks, such as polyethylene, that will be manufactured by Shell Chemicals’ ethane cracker in Beaver County, Pa., and other crackers anticipated in the Ohio River region.

To learn about regional sourcing of supplies for plastics manufacturing, and other benefits deriving from Utica energy, register today for Utica Summit.

Cost of the one-day conference is $285. Go to to find a registration portal, to check on program updates and to learn about sponsorship opportunities.