2001 The National Plant Engineering Show


As part of National Manufacturing Week (NMW), the 2001 National Plant Engineering MRO & Management Show bands together with three others-National Industrial Enterprise IT, National Industrial Automation, and National Design Engineering-to offer the very best in the manufacturing industry as a whole.

Last year, NMW attracted almost 56,000 manufacturing professionals. More than 94% of those in attendance planned to return for the 2001 event.

The "Plant Show" is the premier showcase for buyers and sellers of products related to the plant engineering market. And what an event it will be!


Eight specialty product pavilions are contained within the Show.

Buildings and grounds-This pavilion highlights the latest technology and solutions designed to make this critical maintenance task easier, faster, and more efficient.

Energy management and power-In this pavilion, find out how to keep power quality high and energy costs low. The area will feature a wide variety of electronic power conversion and energy management systems.

Fluid handling-Whether routing drinking water or dangerous chemicals, you'll find all the latest fluid technology in this pavilion.

Large equipment-New in 2001, this pavilion showcases large equipment for the maintenance, repair, and operation of a plant.

Lighting-From grounds lighting to workstation lamps, this is where to find all the newest and most innovative products from the industry's leading-edge designers and manufacturers.

Maintenance software-Storage and retrieval systems, shipping, conveyor systems, and more are showcased in this pavilion.

Safety/Health/Environmental-If your job involves keeping coworkers safe and healthy, here's where to find the very latest products, services, and technologies needed to do so.

Tools-This is where to locate all the latest and greatest power tools, hand tools, and accessories.

In addition to these exciting pavilions, NMW offers an educational conference that promises insights into today's manufacturing environment. The conference is divided into six areas of interest and offers a specialized "Plant Engineering" track. (For more information, see p 50.)


Throughout the show, there are several special keynote events. Monday's keynote address features a discussion of e-business by Steve Ward, General Manager, Global Industrial Sector, IBM Corp. On Tuesday, John Stossel, ABC News Correspondent, discusses "Freedom and Its Enemies." Wednesday, tune in to Joseph Clayton, President and CEO of Global Crossing, North America. Mr. Clayton will discuss the internet and e-commerce.

Other special events

Several special programs will also be offered during NMW.

How Stuff Works- Monday and Tuesday. Marshall Brain, founder and CEO of HowStuffWorks.com will be at the Association for Facilities Engineering (AFE) booth. HowStuffWorks.com has won a number of awards and is the source for a monthly column in Plant Engineering magazine.

Engineering career expo- Monday and Tuesday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The expo, presented by ASME Intl., will be held in the Grand Ballroom.

NAME Seminar- Tuesday, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Foundation for Industrial Maintenance Excellence and Reed Exhibition Companies, attendees are invited to hear from a recent winner of the prestigious North American Maintenance Excellence (NAME) Award. Explore how successful companies are recognized for using best practices in maintenance to enable business excellence. Leave with an understanding of how to improve your maintenance functions and how your company can apply for this award.

NASA space flight- All show days. Booth 9370 (National Design Show). Visitors will walk through a mock-up of what a passenger space airliner could look like in the year 2040. The hands-on, multimedia experience highlights the new and unique technologies being designed and developed today that will be vital to routine, public trips in space for business and pleasure, such as artificial intelligence vehicle health monitoring systems, new propulsion drives, and self-contained life support systems.

Plant Engineering Magazine

As always, the Plant Engineering booth (1205) is your one-stop source for information about the show, the magazine, and more. Stop by to see the winners of the 2000 "Product of the Year" contest, sign up for a free subscription, or get answers about any plant engineering topic.

NPEM at-a-glance Dates

March 5-8, 2001, McCormick Place Complex, Chicago, Illinois

Exhibition hours

Monday, March 5: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 6: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 7: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 8: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Conference hours

Monday, March 5: 9:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 6: 9:15 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Engineering Career Expo

Tuesday, March 6: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 7: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


Opens 7:00 a.m. daily for Conference and 8:00 a.m. daily for Exhibition

The advance registration cut-off date is February 12, 2001


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