NORWALK, Conn. — The ASSEMBLY Technology Expo (ATExpo) will take place September 25-28, 2000, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center (formerly the Rosemont Convention Center) near Chicago. Sponsored by ASSEMBLY magazine, ATExpo is the only U.S. trade event dedicated solely to the function of discrete product assembly. Now in its 21st year, the show has become the largest event for assembly professionals around the world seeking the suppliers and solutions that can help them reduce costs and improve competitiveness.

Over 14,500 industry professionals are expected to attend this year’s event, which will feature more than 700 exhibitors.

Adhesives 2000 will take place concurrently with ATExpo on September 27. Sponsored by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and endorsed by Adhesives and Sealants Industry magazine, the conference offers presentations designed to showcase the most profitable and effective use of adhesives in many different manufacturing applications, as well as provide information about breakthroughs in new adhesive technologies.

This year’s conference will also feature a one-day course on September 26 focusing on Fundamentals of Adhesive Bonding. This course will highlight a broad-based foundation in adhesives technology. A two-day course, Assembly Plant Layout, will be held September 26-27. The course will highlight the methods used by world-class manufacturing and assembly plants to optimize their plant layouts.

For more information on ATExpo, contact Reed Exhibition Companies at 888-267-3796, or visit For further information about Adhesives 2000, contact Kim Farrugia at 313-271-1500, ext. 2109.