Archive for September, 2012

My Kingdom for Some Stability

As a businessman, I can’t speak for my colleagues – particularly not those running giant, publicly held, Fortune 500 giant corporations – but I can say this.  What I want most of all in this election year is one thing and one thing only for my little independently run manufacturing company: a measure of stability. […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (9/21/2012)

Cheap is apparently so last week.  The New York Times tells the story of Watermark Designs of Brooklyn, a small manufacturer of high-end and unique plumbing fixtures, which the paper says has “cracked the code” and now exports almost all its top-of-the-line faucets and other plumbing fixtures to China, where they are being bought  and installed […]

Fiscal Cliff? Bring it On!

Is it me, or does this whole fiscal cliff thing not sound and read an awful lot like the Y2K bug of a few years back?  And need I remind you how that turned out? Look, I understand the concern over the preponderance of forces that could start dragging down our economy come January of […]