DES MOINES, IOWA - Seminars by injection molding, hot-runner and mold-making design consultant John Klees will highlight the newly named 1996 Mid-States Plastics Show and Conference, set for June 4-5 at the Des Moines Convention Center. Klees, president of John Klees Enterprise in Boone, N.C., has served as chairman of both the technical committee on mold-making and mold-design division and the educational committee for the Society of Plastics Engineers' Carolinas Section.
Klees is a former corporate injection molding engineer for Leviton Manufacturing Co., besides serving in other toolmaking and design positions during his 30-year career.
The Mid-States convention, which started in 1995 as the Iowa Plastics Show & Conference, also will include the recycling forum and a seminar called ``Computers in Plastics.''
In 1995 the show attracted 51 exhibitors, including manufacturers, suppliers and government-supported agencies. About 250 people participated in conference and show events.
Popular demand for booth space for the first show and a longer marketing period prompted the event's organizers to expand exhibit floor space from 10,000 to 45,000 square feet for 1996.
The conference portion of the 1996 event is sponsored by the Iowa Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers, while the show and exhibits are sponsored by the Iowa Plastics Technology Center located in Waverly, Iowa.
General sponsorship is to be provided by the Iowa Department of Economic Development and the Iowa Manufacturing Technology Center in Ames, Iowa.
For more information, contact Christine Nath or Ray Klemmensen at the Iowa Plastics Technology Center at (319) 352-1112.