The mailbag in the Aug. 27 issue (“Unity vital to keep tool and die market,” Page 6) is an important message for our country. Dave Lukens of Uniontown, Ohio, certainly understands our problem.
I keep thinking about the 40 years that I have been in mold making, either on the bench, design, management, or all of these functions at the same time.
We who are in this trade are in it because we love it and we realize how important toolmaking is to the well being of our country.
Without toolmakers, our country would never have become the great nation it is today. If we stop being toolmakers and not build any new tools in the future, there might not be a future. I do not have any answers, except to say we can not lose the ability to manufacture on our shores.
I am also asking all of the toolmakers in the United States to unite together and deliver a message to all of the manufactures of products that we design and build the tools for. Is profit more important than the well being of our nation and its people?
I hope not, for the sake of our children and country.
Matrix Tooling Inc.
Wood Dale, Ill.