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Fairlawn mayor travels to Germany for trade fair

11/14/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of city of Fairlawn
FAIRLAWN — Fairlawn Mayor Bill Roth traveled to Dusseldorf, Germany, last month to participate in the K Fair.

An international trade fair for plastics and rubber, the K Fair takes place every three years in Dusseldorf and is recognized as the leader in international fairs, attracting plastics and rubber global leaders from all over the world, according to city officials.

The mayor, along with Summit County Executive Russ Pry and representatives from the city of Akron, Greater Akron Chamber, the Mayors Association of Portage, Stark and Summit Counties and Team NEO, represented Northeast Ohio with the intention of attracting international businesses to the area, and to put Northeast Ohio on the plastics and rubber industry radar alongside the more popular geographic areas in the U.S., according to city officials.

Roth traveled to Germany at his own expense, according to city officials.

Pictured above, from left, are Pry; Roth; Bernard Rzepka, executive vice president/chief operating officer of A. Schulman Inc.; and Bob Bowman, Akron deputy mayor of economic development.

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