I just finished reading the Mailbag comments of Robert J. Grosse, titled “Shift to Asia reveals short-sighted goals” [March 24, Page 6]. What comes to mind after the past few years of hearing the slow breakdown of the plastics manufacturing industry is this: Where will our trade magazines be when plastics leave?
What will become of Plastics News and the other fine publications of our trade? Will the other countries care to patronize once the shift in manufacturing is complete? Who in this country will be left to read the articles or care?
My goal is to do all I can to keep this trade alive and to see the swing back to American craftsmanship and quality over low-priced labor. For those companies that are using the Asian countries for tool building, I have one questions for you: If you like doing business there so much, why haven't you relocated?
Let's stem the tide of losing the toolmaking in this country and show the world that we have the best craftsmen in this trade.
Chino Hills, Calif.