American Machinist

Believe it or not. (Editorial).

It has been said that we believe whatever we want to believe. Anyone doubting the wisdom of these words only needs to turn on the television or pick up a newspaper to find varying opinions on where the economy is heading, particularly in the manufacturing sector.

Let's face it, the embroilment of the U.S. in international turmoil tends to make the nation's manufacturers cautious about economic potential. Furthermore, I think the same could be said about manufacturers throughout Europe and Asia.

I've talked with machine tool builders both here and abroad, and their opinions are as wide as the oceans that separate us. Some believe if conflict erupts the machine tool industry will flourish. …

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