Hayes memory lives with Netstal family
On behalf of everyone at Netstal, I would like to thank you for the article on Bob Hayes and his family in your July 29 edition.
Over the past nine months we have often been asked how Bob's family, and especially his wife Debbie, were coping. We could only answer ``as well as can be expected.''
Anyone who knew Bob knew what his family meant to him, so this concern was not surprising to us. He was a unique man who managed to find the balance between being a loving and attentive husband and father, and a successful and respected businessman. We know what the world has lost and we know that we will never forget Bob or his family.
Netstal Machinery Inc.
Coverage of tragedy serves as reminder
I have to say thank you to Bill Bregar for his coverage of the Bob Hayes family. Even prior to this article I have often appreciated your writing style and views. Obviously the events of Sept. 11 continue to stir compassion in the hearts of many, especially those with young families.
I continue to share your article with friends and family outside the plastic industry as it remains a strong reminder of the important things in life.
Vulcan Machinery Corp.
Story remembrance of the lost, survivors
Being somewhat new to the plastics industry, having spent my career in packaging machinery, your journal is new to me. In the past year I have been very impressed by the candor expressed by both staff and management in questioning the industry and its responsibilities overall.
That aside, I just finished reading your story about the Hayes family. I did not know Bob Hayes, and I am fortunate enough to say that I did not know any of the 2,800 people like Mr. Hayes who were so tragically and senselessly killed on Sept. 11. Fortunate, because I did not have to suffer the loss of a loved one.
What I applaud you for most is helping us to remember that tens of thousands of lives, from immediate family, to extended families and friends have been forever altered by this brutally destructive act upon our country and mankind.
Thank you for taking valuable time and space in this journal to remember not just a fallen comrade in the plastics industry, but a loving father, husband and fellow human being.
Belvac Production Machinery