Jin Song is the second-generation Song to run the Elegant Plastics Co., Ltd. factory in Zhangjiagang, China, in which Metroflor/Halstead International has an equity stake. Under his leadership during the past 9 years as General Manager, the factory has evolved to become a trailblazer and standard-bearer for companies in the region by establishing sustainability and social responsibility as important factors in the future success of manufacturing in China. A daycare center was established and family housing was built so that families could live together on the campus. Additionally, the factory has made numerous upgrades to improve efficiencies in manufacturing and even uses reclaimed steam from a nearby steel mill to heat presses.
Jin holds a bachelor’s degree in International Trading and Economics from University of Saskatchewan, Canada.