HARTFORD, CONN. — Plasti/Conn 2000 is kicking off the year with a larger, more central location, and plans to reach a larger audience. The March 30 show will be held at the 80,000-square-foot Connecticut Expo Center in Hartford. The last show, held in November 1998, was in Southington, Conn.
"We just outgrew it," Ted Stoughton, managing director of Connecticut Plastics Council, said of the previous site.
So far, 115 exhibitors have signed up for the show; the previous show had 94 exhibitors.
The purpose of Plasti/Conn is to raise money to support plastics education programs in the state — all proceeds go toward that goal. The show also offers free table-top exhibition space to anyone in Connecticut involved in education, especially plastics education.
The exhibition also will show off some of the plastics equipment that will be used in a 2,000-square-foot plastics lab at Emmett O'Brien Vocational Technical School in Ansonia, Conn. The lab is scheduled to be completed by May. The effort is a collaboration between the state and its plastics manufacturers.