Odds & Ends

On Energy, Policy and the Wisdom of the Marketplace

There are any number of things that decades in manufacturing have taught me, not the least of which is the inherent wisdom of the marketplace. In fact, for a guy whose political bent, sense of environmental responsibility, and pro-social conscience can tilt proudly left at times, my belief in the absolute wisdom of the marketplace […]

Hard Lessons for the Old Boy Network: Nothing Wrong with US MFG More Women Wouldn’t Fix

Understand, my best friend in the world is a woman – and she’s been at my side through nearly five decades. What’s more, together we have a daughter, a beautiful and talented young lady who every day blows me away with the wise, witty and deeply insightful things she continues to say, do and believe. […]

Four Ways President Trump Can Help U.S. Manufacturing

I am not an economist.  I don’t even play one on TV.  I’m just a small business owner who’s spent his life in the most important sector in this economy. I am, in other words, a manufacturer. Yet when I hear President Trump dusting off the Laffer Curve, trafficking in 80’s-era supply-side rhetoric, and proposing […]