WASHINGTON (June 27, 2005) — The Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. has awarded Plastics News exclusive show-daily publishing rights for the triennial NPE exhibition in Chicago next June.
It will be the sixth straight NPE at which the Akron, Ohio-based newspaper has delivered five issues in five days to attendees at North America´s largest plastics trade show.
During the show in 2003, Plastics News produced 326 tabloid pages containing 162 stories, more than half of which were reported and written on-site at the McCormick Place show.
SPI, the Washington-based trade association that owns and organizes the show, on June 10 heard competitive bids from industry publishers for various NPE-related publishing rights.
Plastics Technology, owned by Gardner Publications, again won the rights to produce the NPE show directory.
``SPI´s decision to appoint [Plastics News and Plastics Technology] is based not just on the quality of their work in 2003, but on the content of their proposals for 2006,´´ said Tim Stojka, chairman of NPE 2006 and chief executive officer of Fast Heat Inc.
``We had sent out both projects for bid by a number of companies and made our selection only after careful deliberation.´´