[Regarding “Processors must chase innovation,” Dec. 8, Page 1]: My firm is a very small injection molder that has tried ISO certification, modern methods, innovative and new equipment. However, we still can't get a foot in the door to compete with the China connection.
Fortunately we acquired a product line that allows us to sell worldwide. But as long as OEMs are looking for cheap instead of value, we could be offering molding for next to free and still not be given the opportunity to quote new business.
Innovation takes money. If there is no opportunity for new business, we could be innovative till hell freezes over and still have nothing to show for it. As long as we are penalized by our government through regulations, we can never compete.
It all comes down to who tangles the dollars, wins the prize, and I won't go there.
Robson Co. Inc.