Dear readers and partners,
In times like these, information is our most valuable resource.
I write these words from my dining room table. I do so, of course, as the COVID-19 outbreak has turned our business worlds and our personal worlds on their proverbial ears.
No matter where we work, please know, Plastics News editors and reporters remain hard at work providing timely, accurate news and data to help you operate your business. This is always our mission. It doesn't waver today in the wake of the obstacles put before us all.
I expect much of the news in the coming days will not be positive. The stock market whipsaws. Spending tightens. But news is news. We can't hide from the negativity and wish it away even though we'd prefer the bull markets of just two weeks ago. No, the transparency we provide and the hard questions we will ask our sources ultimately serve you and your business partners.
This week, Editorial Director Don Loepp shot his weekly video webcast from the back porch of his home in Michigan. Last week, Assistant Managing Editor Rhoda Miel and Web Producer Erin Sloan created an ever-changing online listing of global industry events that have been rescheduled or postponed. You can expect more of this type of relevant effort from our team throughout this ordeal.
Online, all of the content we create related to the coronavirus is free for all users. No paywall will stand in the way of keeping you informed. That's our pledge to you. The exceptions to this are stories from other Crain publications that are available to only their paid subscribers.
In the meantime, please reach out to me and our team at Plastics News if you have news to share or a story you'd like us to pursue. Perhaps you have a story idea you think could benefit the industry at large that you'd like us to pursue. Give us a call, email or text.
Together is how we're going to get through this. Together and well informed.
Thank you for reading,