CHICAGO (May 30, 5:10 p.m. EDT) — Plastics News (Booth N5126, E9401) once again will send a significant portion of its editorial staff to NPE to support its show daily effort.
A staff of 14 reporters and editors will cover breaking news from NPE 2006, being held June 19-23 at Chicago's McCormick Place.
Attendees will receive the regular Monday issue of the newspaper as well as show dailies produced June 20-23. Visitors also will be kept updated on the latest PN headlines via electronic displays set up in McCormick — and readers around the world who aren't at the show can get the latest headlines from www.plasticsnews.com.
Associate publisher and editor Robert Grace and managing editor Don Loepp will coordinate production of the issues from the facility's temporary newsroom.
Listed below are the reporters who will be patrolling the halls of NPE and the beats they will cover. Visitors are encouraged to stop by the PN booths with story tips, though stories cannot be guaranteed because of the expected number of requests.
Bill Bregar — injection molding machines, process controls.
Frank Esposito — resins, distributors and compounders.
Angie DeRosa — blow molding and thermoforming machines, processors.
Michael Lauzon — extruders and related equipment, chemicals/additives, as well as various auxiliary equipment.
Rhoda Miel — mold makers, hot runners, software, design.
Matt Griswold — robots and other auxiliary equipment.
Mike Verespej — recyclers, recycling equipment, industry services and some auxiliary equipment.
Nina Ying Sun — Chinese exhibitors and attendees, general assignment stories.
Roger Renstrom — auxiliary equipment, rotational molding, reaction injection and compression molding.
Steve Toloken — Plastics News' former Washington reporter is coming over from his new post as a Hong Kong-based correspondent to help cover general assignment stories and some Asian-based companies.
Frank Antosiewicz — e-commerce and 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 production of our show dailies.
Jeannie Reall, assistant managing editor.
Lisa Sarkis, assistant managing editor.
Marvin C. Brown, copy editor.
Sheri Gregg, copy editor.
Elizabeth Nickol, 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 17, resins and additives July 24 and auxiliary equipment July 31.