Business View Magazine | February 2019

26 industry.The following is an edited transcript of that conversation. BVM: Can you give us some background on the TRFAand its current mandate? Church: “The TRFA is in its 17th year.The previous group was the Epoxy Resin Formulators, a division of the SPI (Society of Plastics Industry).Our original mandate was to broaden the Association spectrum from epoxy to a full thermoset resin base and to provide a forum for formulators and suppliers to get together and learn from one another.The TRFAmis- sion has four strategic objectives to provide value for member companies by facilitating educational and networking opportunities and sharing innova- tive epoxy and other thermoset industry advance- ments. “We get together at our Annual Meeting once a year, which is followed by a Short Course.This year we’re expanding that educational portion by offering a Deep Dive, two-day educational event on Additive Manufacturing, immediately following the Annual Meeting,April 7–9, 2019 in Charleston, South Caro- lina.The Annual Meeting includes technical paper AT A GLANCE THERMOSET RESIN FORMULATORS ASSOCIATION WHAT: Trade organization for the Thermoset Resin Formulators Industry WHERE: Based in Glen Ellyn, Illinois WEBSITE: