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  1. Thread: Recession?

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    I seldom purchase from failed shops, but more so...

    I seldom purchase from failed shops, but more so by companies that are upgrading.

    That is what's called being smart.
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    We are free people, We are Americans, we produce....

    We are free people, We are Americans, we produce.

    good night.
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    It is obvious Pete, You will not participate in...

    It is obvious Pete,
    You will not participate in the future US manufacturing expansion. You may be wealthy enough to sit on the "sidelines", in the meantime....

    watch us grow.
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    Look "goat". You are delusional, and I will...

    Look "goat".

    You are delusional, and I will not discuss politics with the mentally impaired.

    get help, SOON!
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    All of you that replied to this post obviously...

    All of you that replied to this post obviously don't run a business, the significance if Greenland can/our not be purchased is minuscule.

    Are all PM Members retried?

    what is the relevant...
  6. Thread: Recession?

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    The US has the resources to invest in it's...

    The US has the resources to invest in it's military, more so than all other countries combined.

    It pays to have this level of vigilance, China and Russia know this very well.


    Has it made us a...
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    The aerospace industry is in the beginning of...

    The aerospace industry is in the beginning of it's expansion, this is very good news for those of us that can make precision parts.
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    I understand your angst Pete, but I have...

    I understand your angst Pete,
    but I have determined that there is a second leg to our recent manufacturing boom. The west coast is finally showing strength, the billions spent on military aircraft...
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    Most everyone has now been convinced that a...

    Most everyone has now been convinced that a recession is near.

    Industrial activity in the west, for the first time in the last 10 years is showing substantial gains. I will assume it is military...
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    Okamoto is your best choice, but if you want to...

    Okamoto is your best choice, but if you want to go further, Mitsui is your grinder.
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    A 20 hp motor will not fit in a Sag 20, there...

    A 20 hp motor will not fit in a Sag 20, there must be a mistake.
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    Have you heard of the "Pantie Hose" technique? ...

    Have you heard of the "Pantie Hose" technique?
    A DieMaker that I use to know described this pantie hose usage to set dieblocks for proper clearances before try-out. This technique can quite...
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    Excellent input macds, You are absolutely right...

    Excellent input macds,
    You are absolutely right about toolmaking being confined to larger cities. When I started in this trade, I wanted to be a Die Maker. I was especially impressed with...
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    You are definitely right Thunderjet, In your...

    You are definitely right Thunderjet,
    In your region, you probably have more to choose from than we do out west.

    Although, this is my "off the cuff" estimate, I would bet that there isn't more...
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    If there is one thing that I have learned about...

    If there is one thing that I have learned about business in the last 35 years, is that I can easily hire computer geeks and tablet Jockeys, but what you describe as "cannon fodder" are the prime...
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    Gordon, I started this thread because I wanted...

    Gordon,
    I started this thread because I wanted to show what manufacturing business are actually doing. Instead of listening to talking heads that are not educated in the finer points of this...
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    You are absolutely correct toolcat, The Dems...

    You are absolutely correct toolcat,
    The Dems will do all they can to "scuttle" the economy and cause as much mayhem as possible. The interesting thing is... that's just what Trump wants to happen....
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    Your correct on our growth rate, but it still is...

    Your correct on our growth rate, but it still is quite positive despite all of the tariff noise. We will end this year with a 2-3% growth rate.

    My focus is only on the manufacturing sector. ...
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    That is exactly what everyone is thinking....

    That is exactly what everyone is thinking....
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    Some of the strongest manufacturing cities that...

    Some of the strongest manufacturing cities that are also showing continued demand are in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana. Along with the "Oil Patch" directly south, business is...
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    I strongly disagree with your statement. While...

    I strongly disagree with your statement. While the west is floundering, the east coast and Midwest are accelerating.

    One region in particular is continuing it's expansion; the Midwest. There...
  22. Thread: Recession?

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    Recession?

    Looks like the recession police are out in force.


    Personally, I would like to see a slowdown so that I can purchase machinetools at a discount, but what I currently see is an acceleration in...
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    Lets not kid ourselves, there is little chance of...

    Lets not kid ourselves, there is little chance of China agreeing to our demands.

    Tariff them hard, now!
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    Very good suggestion Mclure, I think this is a...

    Very good suggestion Mclure,
    I think this is a very noteworthy suggestion.

    This business model would do best in the Midwest, East Coast region.

    There just isn't enough machining going on...
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    You Made a very good point about Trump, he's not...

    You Made a very good point about Trump, he's not a Republican, or a Democrat.

    To answer your question on who pays?.... any American that buys Chinese products..... period
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