by Kurt Kallaus
Another Tale of Two Words
Our personal background expertise exposes us to the materials sector of manufacturing. We produce the tools and heavy duty machines for many industries all over the globe. In our parochial servicing of global demand, we continue to see a recession-tinged slowing of demand. Shrinking profit margins and rising employee terminations in our customer segments are signs that buyers have no room for normal capital expenditures. Our discussions with corporate leaders in other consumer-oriented fields share that sales and profitability are exceeding expectations. Taking the economic pulse can be as diverse as the health of the doctors in contrast with the patients they treat.