Sunday, October 11, 2009

There's a change in the wind. Something's up.

I haven't posted for awhile because it's been a slow summer and without anything substantive, I didn't see any point in just adding to all the white noise that's out there.

However, we've recently received some very nice orders for product, both for Extendamatic Guarding as well as for cradles for steel coil storage. Additionally, the number of inquiries into our products has increased greatly. I sincerely hope that this good fortune has spread to the rest of you as well.

For me, this increase in business has brought into focus the impact that this has had on our immediate community of suppliers, for we, too, rely upon our family of associates to spring into action and get the job done when an order arrives. Welders, machinists, assemblers, box makers, powder coaters and truckers, all hard-working Americans who are glad to get the work, are busy once again. I have to admit that there is a certain amount of pride in being able to deliver that work to them. And, when we call someone to give them a job only to find that because of economic hardship they are no longer there, we've sadly lost yet another member of our family. It hurts. Yes, it's personal.

This would be a great spot to get philosophical and sentimental, but I'll spare you that. I just want to take a moment and thank those corporate decision makers who are once again starting to invest in American products, built by American workers for the benefit of us all.