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									                  Fiberglass Reinforced
                  Plastics Institute, Inc.                                MEMBERSHIP
                  210 Park Avenue, #8; Worcester, MA 01609                APPLICATION
                  508-380-2232      www.frpi.org



Thank you for your interest in annual membership. This application form is required for all new
applications for membership, whether membership is purchased online or payment is sent via
email, regular mail, UPS, FedEx or other delivery service. If membership was not purchased
online, then this form must include complete credit card information or be accompanied by
check. Please use one (1) application form per applicant, read the Membership Understanding
and Agreement below, fill in all information that applies plus enter promotion discount amount if
applicable and compete total fee amount paid calculation. If a discount is entered a
corresponding promo discount description must be selected. Several pick lists are provided and
payment related fields are Help enabled (click on field and press “F1” for Help).

Applicant Information:
How did you hear about FRPI:                                 Application Date (mm/dd/yy):
Membership Class Applied For:
Company:
First Name:                              Middle Initial:       Last Name:
First Name Prefix:             Last Name Suffix:             Nickname:
Job Title:
Job Classification (pick best match):
Phone:                                    Extension:              Cell Phone:
e-Mail:
Mailing Address 1:
          Address 2:
          City:                                                          State (ss):        Zip:
Method of Payment:                           Credit Card Number:
Membership Fee:                 $       .00 Credit Card Expiration Date (mm/yy):
Promotion Discount:                     .00 Credit Card Security Code (see back of Card):
Total Fee Amount Paid:          $       .00 Promo Description:
Credit Card Billing Address 1:
                       Address 2:
                       City:                                             State (ss):        Zip:
Office Use Only - Date Application Received (mm/dd/yy):

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Membership Understanding and Agreement:

  1. Membership. The Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics Institute (“FRPI”) offers annual membership for various
     classifications (“classes”) of industry companies. Hosting a member community with programs and related
     benefits helps further FRPI’s achievement of its non-profit tax exempt purpose as stated within its Articles
     of Organization filed with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Programs are designed to best serve the
     organization’s mission and its membership. FRPI reserves the right to change the structure and number of
     these classes in order to best fulfill the mission of the organization. Membership classes established have
     no voting rights on FRPI corporate matters.

  2. Membership Classes. Definitions of membership classes are set forth below. Some classes are individual
     memberships, whereas others are company memberships. FRPI Reserves the right to accept or reject
     membership applications and make final determinations as to which class of membership an accepted
     applicant is best suited for. Class definitions are as follows:

      Class A: Owners/End Users. Owner/End User members are individuals who are employed by a company
      that purchases, owns and uses fiberglass process equipment.

      Class B: Engineering Firms. Engineering Firm members are individuals who are employed by a company
      that primarily performs turnkey facilities engineering services for Owners/End Users. Engineering Firm
      employees applying for membership that performs Inspector and Consultant or Contractor and Installer
      related service for fiberglass process equipment shall apply under the Class C or E category as is
      applicable.

      Class C: Inspectors and Consultants. Inspector and Consultant members are individuals who are
      employed by a company that performs inspection and provides advice, statistics, data, reports or other
      consultative services related to new or used fiberglass process equipment.

      Class D: FRPI Certified Manufacturers. FRPI Certified Manufacturer company members are companies
      that operate a certified Laminating Process per FRPI SP9000. Each member company may designate up
      to two (2) representatives through the membership application process.

      Class E: Contractors and Installers. Contractor and Installer members are individuals who are employed
      by a company that buys and resells fiberglass process equipment that is integrated into a system and/or
      installed by the company.

      Class F: Raw Material Suppliers. Raw Material Supplier company members are companies that provide
      products such as resin, reinforcements, core materials or other related items that go directly into the
      manufacture of fiberglass laminates. Each member company may designate up to two (2) representatives
      through the membership application process.

      Class G: Testing Services. Testing Service company members are companies that provide testing services
      such as acoustic emissions monitoring, ultrasonic thickness checking, physical properties evaluation and/or
      cured resin properties determination. Each member company may designate up to two (2) representatives
      through the membership application process.

      Class H: Inspection Equipment Suppliers. Inspection Equipment Supplier company members are
      companies that provide inspection and/or testing equipment such as video surveillance or thermal imaging
      cameras, ultrasonic and magnetic thickness measuring devices, Barcol impressers and coring or sampling
      tools. Each member company may designate up to two (2) representatives through the membership
      application process.

  3. Membership Fee. FRPI reserves the right to establish, change and discount the membership fee. Fee
     price changes take effect for existing members at time of renewal. Paid fees are non-refundable.

  4. Benefits. Participation with FRPI programs results in many benefits for members and their company.
     FRPI reserves the right to add, update, change and/or discontinue programs in order to better serve its
     membership and best fulfill the organization’s mission. Refer to the FRPI website Membership page for a
     link to benefits that apply to each class of membership. General benefits and related information include:

             No meeting, committee work or voting is required. FRPI is a resource, not an obligation.
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          Private contact information. Member information is not published, given out or sold. Class A and
           B individual members have restricted access to member lists in the Member Portal for class B, C
           and E as described within the FRPI website benefits listing for each class of membership.

          Member Portal resource access. A calendar of events, document library and limited access
           internal member listing service are available. Resources will evolve, with an optional member
           activated automatic email notice of resource updates available. FRPI reserves the right to offer
           each class of membership different access permission for various FRPI information made
           available in the Member Portal.

          Listing service. Capability verification with public website link is provided for Class D company
           members. A Member Portal listing is provided for Class B, C and E individual members, which is
           accessible by Class A and B individual members as described within the FRPI website benefits
           listings for each class of membership.

          e-FRP News. All members are automatically added to the e-FRP New mailing list. News
           coverage includes technology and standards updates, case history articles of success and failure,
           general industry activity, course notices and a tip of the day.

          Marketing support. Class D members are named in FRPI equipment specification development
           efforts. Class F, G and H receive a website business card advertisement. Class C through H
           members enjoy opportunities stemming from FRPI website traffic builder campaigns, multiple
           directories pointed at FRPI website, FRPI website search engine optimization and contributions to
           Portal document library plus exclusive e-FRP News coverage and event sponsorship. A fee
           applies to coverage and sponsorships. Exclusivity implies only member companies are eligible for
           these opportunities. FRPI reserves the right to approve quantity, content and timing of
           advertisements, document contributions and news coverage.

          Pride through FRPI involvement. All members can display or share their FRPI Membership
           Certificate with enthusiastic support for FRPI’s mission and their participation. Class D members
           can also display or share their FRPI Laminating Process Certification.

          Relationship building, networking and referrals. All FRPI members have a shared interest in
           reliable fiberglass equipment performance. Each membership class brought together as a whole
           is greater than the sum of its parts.

          FRPI Board of Advisors candidacy opportunity. Class A, B, C and D members are eligible to
           nominate themselves for a seat on the Board of Advisors, where the Board supports some
           committee work and serves a technical advisory role on a number of subjects.

          Member discounts. Continuing education, high volume e-FRP News coverage, publications and
           service rate discounts are available. Continuing education and publication discounts are
           advertised on the FRPI website promotion pages, whereas news coverage and rate discounts are
           determined on a case-by-case basis.

          Improved results with FRPI programs and resources. Although results are not guaranteed, better
           informed decision making, more reliable fiberglass equipment, less risk of catastrophic failure,
           lower overall owning and operating cost, ease of locating qualified fiberglass professionals and
           improved business conditions are among the results touted by current members.

5. Member Portal Use.

   The FRPI Member Portal is an internet based private network and collaboration service provided for
   members only, which is accessed through the FRPI website. The Member Portal plus any and all
   information in the Portal is copyright protected by FRPI, including membership lists that are shared on a
   limited basis with various classes of membership. Content provided within the Portal must not be shared,
   filed in a central database, distributed or otherwise disclosed by members or between member classes
   unless otherwise agreed by FRPI in writing or made available on the FRPI website.


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   Each class of membership has different access permission for various FRPI information made available in
   the Member Portal. The Username and Password issued to FRPI members provides restricted access to
   this valuable information. Usernames and Passwords are confidential information between FRPI and
   each respective member. Members must not disclose Usernames and Passwords to others. Each
   member has a duty to protect the confidentiality of Usernames and Passwords. Members disclosing
   Usernames and Passwords as an accomplice allowing others who are not authorized by FRPI to gain
   access to restricted FRPI information can result in theft and copyright infringement claims brought against
   all parties to the illegally disclosed information that are punishable by law.

   Manipulating or otherwise changing documents, information and content within the Member Portal is
   prohibited. All information provided within the Portal is for the convenience of the members and FRPI,
   where FRPI reserves the right to add, update, remove and/or restrict information and/or discontinue
   member access at any time as is deemed necessary.

6. Member Conduct. Payment of FRPI membership fee or utilization of organization resources and
   Membership Portal constitutes acceptance of this Membership Understanding and Agreement and a
   commitment to promote the organization’s purpose in a positive supporting fashion. FRPI reserves the
   right to immediately terminate individual or company member benefits or membership with written notice
   sent to the address of last record for any member who does not uphold the spirit of FRPI’s purpose, as
   assessed and interpreted solely by FRPI and the Board of Advisors. All FRPI determinations pertaining to
   membership status are final.

7. Code of Ethics and Privacy Policy. Ethics and privacy policies are published on the FRPI website.

8. Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale. All membership sales are subject to FRPI Standard Terms and
   Conditions of Sale published on the FRPI website, where in case of conflict these conditions of sale are
   subordinate to the conditions contained within this FRPI Membership Understanding and Agreement.




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