AKRON, OHIO - Plastics News has set up shop in the Motor City. The Akron-based newspaper has opened a bureau in Detroit and transferred staff reporter John Couretas there to put him in the heart of the plastics*-*intensive automo-tive industry.
Couretas, a 41-year-old native of Pontiac, Mich., had been covering the automotive beat from Akron. He will continue to cover the office-furniture market, and will assume primary responsibility for covering the mold-making beat.
In addition, Couretas, who speaks Spanish, will help report news on Mexico and the rest of Latin America.
``This move will give Plastics News even greater penetration into the all-important automo-tive industry,'' said editor Robert Grace. ``It also supplements our growing news network, which includes a 13-person editorial staff in Akron, a full-time bureau in Washington, D.C., and a network of U.S. and overseas correspondents.''
Couretas, who joined Plastics News in Akron in December 1993, has more than 12 years of business reporting experience, and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.
He will work in the same newsroom as sister publication Automotive News, and can be reached at (313) 446-1693.