CHICAGO (May 5, 4:45 p.m. EDT) — Whether you are looking to find the best spot to locate your new plant, need help in recruiting and training employees, or need someone to help you to find or sell equipment or arrange a merger or acquisition, you will find that kind of help at NPE 2006.
Associations, government agencies, consultants, providers of business services and a variety of business publications can help you with your information needs. You can also arrange financing for expansion and sit down in earnest with economic development agencies across North America.
Alabama Power Co. (Booth E10415): Site selection and economic development assistance and planning.
American Mold Builders Association (Booth E11154): Represents mold manufacturers in U.S. Its 2006 membership directory available on-site.
Arkansas Department of Economic Development (Booth N5387): Site selection and economic development assistance and planning.
Association of Postconsumer Plastics Recyclers (Booth N7146): Represents companies that reclaim post-consumer plastics. Assists plastic bottle designers, fabricators, and packaging decision-makers in developing products compatible with broadest range of recycling alternatives.
Assocomaplast (Booth N10325): Represents plastics and rubber processing machinery manufacturers and mold makers in Italy. Technical committee draws up European safety standards for plastics and rubber processing machinery. Publishes in seven different languages two technical journals, Macplas and Macplas International.
Battelle Memorial Institute (Booth S832): Conducts research and development, on contract, for a range of industries, including plastics.
Business Facilities Magazine (Booth N7243): Bin distribution of monthly magazine aimed at helping executives make site selection decisions.
Chemir Analytical Services-Michigan (E10252): A materials analysis facility for polymers, paints, coatings and ink. Also offers contaminant identification, failure analysis, scale-up assistance, consulting, independent labor services and standard industrial test procedures.
Duke Energy (Booth E10258): Economic development services for the five-state region — Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, North Carolina and South Carolina — where it offers natural gas, electric services. Has 57,000 miles of natural gas gathering pipelines.
Ferris State University, Plastics and Rubber Department (Booth N5139-P): Provides educational and technical services for plastics, rubber industries.
Greenville, Texas, Board of Development (Booth N4163): Economic and industrial development services.
ICIS (Booth S1321): Provider of information about chemical and oil industry; provides independent chemical and oil price reporting; publishes two weekly magazines, ICIS Chemical Business and Chemical Market Reporter.
IDES (Booth S314): Plastics consultants. In April introduced Plastics Search, vertical search engine for plastics industry.
Industrial Evolution (Booth E11105): Provides real-time data management services, and inventory control and monitoring software systems and consulting services. Launching consignment report that can be used with Web*VMI, its vendor-managed inventory program, and Web*Technician, an Internet-based service that enables suppliers to monitor customer's operations remotely to provide technical support.
Italian Trade Commission (Booth E10325): Trade promotion unit of the Consulate General of Italy. Will offer buyers of machinery at NPE an opportunity to be part of a trade delegation to Italy that is scheduled for September.
The Journal of China Plastics (Booth 11319): Copies and brochures of monthly magazine.
K 2007/Messe Dusseldorf North America (Booth S932): Develops international trade shows for rubber, plastics industries, including K 2007, international trade fair in Dusseldorf, Germany, Oct. 24-31, 2007; and TIPREX, the Thai International Plastics and Rubber Exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand, Sept. 14-17, 2006.
MidAmerica Industrial Park (Booth E10928): Oklahoma's largest industrial park is home to plastics firms Tyco Plastics, Interplastic, Red Devil and Performance Pipe, a joint venture between Chevron and ConocoPhillips and more than 75 businesses and one dozen Fortune/Global 500 divisions and foreign-owned companies.
Mississippi Development Authority (Booth E10540): Economic development assistance and site selection work, particularly for plastics processors.
Moody & Associates Inc. (Booth E11145): Insurance specialists for worldwide plastics industry.
Ontario Ministry of Economic Development & Trade (Booths E9249, E9252): Relocation assistance, works to attract foreign investments to province.
Plastics Hotline (Booth E10327): Weekly magazine provides marketplace information on plastics processing equipment, materials, supplies, business services.
Plastics News (Booths N5126, E9401): Publishing newspaper daily at NPE to be distributed in McCormick Place each morning. Issues will contain news of what is happening at NPE and in the industry.
PlasticsJobs by Gros Executive Search (Booth E11001): An executive search firm for professionals in the durable, packaging plastics industry; helps companies find sales, management and technical personnel for preform injection molding, extrusion, film, blow molding, thermoforming, resin, compounding, mold making, design.
Polymer Alliance Zone Inc. (E9616): An economic development group, demonstrating new online database application, the Virtual Center for Polymer Excellence, that showcases capabilities of West Virginia, surrounding area's polymer industry, launched in April.
Process Heating Magazine (Booth E9464): Business publications focused on applying, transferring, monitoring, measuring and sensing heat in process applications.
Resin Technology Inc. (Booth N5965): Plastics consultants that develop special reports on resin pricing, market information.
A. Routsis Associates Inc. (Booth S344): Offers in-house training products, software and services for plastics industry, training assurance programs and global standards for plastics certification program.
Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. (SPI Pavilion, North Hall): Industry's largest association will showcase member services. Spherion Corp., for example, will display training programs and employment and recruiting services, including PeopleScreen, its pre-screening job candidate assessment tool. SPI's Property Tax Advisory Group will perform no-cost personal property tax analysis. The plastics trade association also will jointly sponsor a TPE/Rubber Pavilion that will include both thermoplastic elastomer and rubber exhibitors.
Stopol Inc. (Booth N4216): Provides auction and liquidation services, new/used equipment appraisals, merger and acquisition consulting services.