How to Beat The Slowdown
Tell us your success stories.
By Harry Urban
The common thread amongst the 25,000 subscribers of this magazine is more complex than the fact that they are all involved one way or another in the plastics industry. The business of value-added plastics processing is what ties our reader base and editorial direction together. PM&F readers do more than just mold or cut plastics.
They mold and fabricate state-of-the-art automotive parts.
They form and fabricate high-end POP displays.
They mold, weld and decorate leading-edge electronics.
They machine engineering plastics for medical devices.
During the last economic slowdown (in 1991) I spoke to a job shop owner who was enjoying a record year of revenues and profits. His secret was his philosophy, We hear theres a recession but we have decided not to participate in it. The manufacturer was so diversified and flexible in terms of automation that he was not beholden to any one customer or market niche.
Avoiding the current economic doldrums is easier said than done. With the U.S. economy dealing us higher costs, intense foreign competition and comatose markets, its getting very tough to maneuver.
But the opportunities are there for molders and fabricators. This magazine is aimed at providing you with brain food in the form of success stories and technological innovations to make you as profitable as possible.
Welcome To Our New Readers
In January we added 10,000 new subscribers to our circulation, most of whom are involved in injection molding. If you are a new subscriber I welcome you and thank you for your time. Let me also invite you to take advantage of two of our interactive features:
E-Info An online reader service system that complements our traditional Bingo Card system found in the magazine. Log onto to plasticsmachining.com to inquire about editorial listings and advertisements found in the magazine. Click on the E-Info logo to receive immediate information from the key suppliers to the industry.
Plasticsmachining.com forum Looking for a used machine or help with a process? Visitors from all over the world have participated in the plasticsmachining.com forum for more than four years now. Take a few minutes each day to browse the forum. Its a great site to help you keep up to speed with your peers.
Wed Love To Hear From You
Do you fit the profile of the successful companies regularly featured in PM&F? If youd like us to consider profiling your company in an upcoming issue please contact me at (800) 343-2016 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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