ACS Group pulled out of the last NPE trade show, in 2009, and officials say the auxiliary equipment manufacturer also will not exhibit at NPE 2012.
It's not anything against NPE. We just see our business model changing, said Bill Derosiers, vice president of international sales and marketing.
ACS executives discussed the NPE decision during an April 27 press day at the company's factory in New Berlin, a suburb of Milwaukee.
NPE is moving to Orlando, Fla., from its longtime home in Chicago for the next show, in April 2012. The Washington-based Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. runs the triennial show.