Plastics News (Booth N5126) will send a significant portion of its editorial staff to NPE.
Eleven reporters and editors will cover breaking news from NPE 2003, being held June 23-27 at Chicago's McCormick Place. Attendees will receive the regular Monday issue of the newspaper as well as show dailies produced June 24-26. Also, visitors will be kept updated on the latest Plastics News headlines via electronic displays set up in McCormick.
Associate publisher and editor Robert Grace and managing editor Don Loepp will coordinate production of the issues from the facility's temporary newsroom. Grace also will cover design-related news.
Listed below are the reporters who will be patrolling the halls of NPE and the beats they will be covering. Visitors are encouraged to stop by the Plastics News booth at NPE, though stories cannot be guaranteed because of the expected number of requests.
Bill Bregar — injection molding machines, process controls and robots.
Joseph Pryweller — e-commerce, blow molding machines, software, toolmakers, hot runners and mold steel.
Frank Esposito — resins, distributors and compounders.
Angie DeRosa — processors and upstream equipment including conveyors and pumps.
Michael Lauzon — extrusion/ calendering, chemicals/additives, as well as various auxiliary equipment.
Rhoda Miel — downstream auxiliary equipment.
Roger Renstrom — thermoforming machines, reaction injection and compression molding equipment, rotational molding equipment and heat-related auxiliary equipment, including chillers and heaters.
Steve Toloken — recyclers, recycling equipment and industry services, including economic development agencies.
Frank Antosiewicz — Plastics News' South Hadley, Mass.-based correspondent will cover general assignment stories.
Also, photographer Joe Wilssens will provide news and feature photos for daily and post-show coverage.
The following editors and reporters will remain at the Akron, Ohio, headquarters to coordinate and cover industry happenings and breaking news from outside Chicago.
Jeannie Reall, assistant managing editor.
Lisa Sarkis Neaville, assistant managing editor.
Marvin C. Brown, copy editor.
Sheri Gregg, copy editor.
Sarah Smith, correspondent.
Shawn Turner, intern.
The coverage of NPE will not end during that final week in June, as various post-show reports also will be produced. The primary equipment report will appear July 21, resins and additives July 28 and auxiliary equipment Aug. 4.