No networking for toddler

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Three-year-old Californian Kendrick Li spent most of Plastimagen in the corridors of the Centro Banamex exhibition center in Mexico City because he was too young to be admitted to the show. Kendrick accompanied his dad, Andy Li (above), a service engineer at Guann Way Technologies Co. Ltd., to the show, after Kendrick's grandmother - who was planning to look after him - suffered serious back and arm injuries in a fall. Li, a U.S. citizen who works at Guann Way's Chino, Calif., office, did not know children under age 12 are not permitted into the show. ``There was no time for Andy to arrange for a babysitter to look after the boy, so we decided to bring him with us,'' said Sheng-Chiuan Tsai, Li's boss and U.S. general manager for Shulin City, Taiwan-based Guann Way. Li and Tsai took turns sitting with the little boy during show hours. ``He's been very good,'' Tsai said, as the child slept beside him on a bench. ``He cries sometimes, but very quietly.'' The exhibition center is part of a complex that includes a horse-racing track, so Kendrick spent most of the show sitting in a quiet spot under an escalator, next to a huge multifloor window that overlooks the track, though there were few horses to watch. Guann Way, which makes automatic printing equipment for DVDs and CDs, has developed equipment to print on soft tube packaging. It was tackling a new market at Plastimagen.