As a former employee and current stockholder of Spartech Corp. I was immediately drawn to the front page article about Spartech in the Feb. 14 issue of Plastics News [“Profit slump spurs shifts at Spartech”].
The last paragraph states: “Spartech recorded sales of $750.5 million for fiscal 2004, which ended Oct. 30.” Spartech's annual report for 2004 reports net sales of $1,121,725,000.
Since this information is readily available it seems that your source did not research the information for this article thoroughly. I hope this is not the case with other information published by PN.
Donald R. Giles
Water Valley, Miss.