Two Clare Goldsberry articles caught my attention. The first was about firms buying other firms and large-cavitation equipment to increase capacity. The company I work for has found a niche in low-volume runs, custom colors and toolmaking. We are always tempted to go larger, but all our machines are either one or two heads. Most of our product is sold through members of the National Association of Container Distributors, based in Philadelphia. The large users are easy to find but the smaller users are usually more loyal.
The other article concerned hiring apprentices. We embarked on a project with the state and a local school district to train toolmakers and machine operators. Your reasons for the shortages of qualified people are right on the money.
Terrance J. Bosshart
R.N. Fink Manufacturing Co. Inc.
Rotomolder meeting coverage praised
Thank you for your [April 17] coverage of the rotational molding industry. Your articles about the ARM convention, covered by Clare Goldsberry, were great!
El Monte Plastics
South El Monte, Calif.