(Nov. 2, 3:05 p.m. EDT) — I would like to congratulate Bill Bregar on a well-written article.
You are right about the types of articles we generally see these days. I just read an article yesterday on how to go about building injection molds in China. It was a punch list on how to effectively get your tooling manufactured at cost savings in China.
I grow weary reading all of these articles and the other ones just seem to talk about U.S. plant closings (the first article in the same Plastics News issue) or price increases on domestic products because of international raw material pressures. It's just plain disturbing!
I have to tell you, I have been to China several times. Part of my previous job was to transfer manufacturing operations to China, which is a big reason why I am in the job that I am in now. I haven't left the U.S. in four years and we're doing just fine.
More people need to hear the message that you wrote in your article. We need to get our act together here in this blessed country and take back what other countries are taking away from us: our economy. We're No. 1 right now for a reason. But if we don't get back to what we did best, and stop buying from everyone else, then we won't be No. 1 for long.
Jason E. Huckabee