We all hope that US Congressional leaders will resolve the Fiscal Cliff that is hovering over our country but as US Congress plays political chicken and as we approach the December 31st, 2012 deadline, it is important that more prepare for mass shedding of jobs and end of year closings.
Few things are worth a 20-year wait. A single-malt scotch, yes. French fries at the McDonald's drive-thru, no. Retirement pension, yes. Tickets to see Katy Perry, no. The SMRP annual conference, yes.
This week it feels as if manufacturing might be back in fashion, and that feels good. One reason for the change might be that I attended the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) at McCormick Hall in Chicago.
Nothing says, "Autumn," like Florida. Huh?
There is an old story about a young, hard-charging engineer who used to spray acronyms around like a fire hose. Some of his coworkers said that the PE after his name stood for "Political Engineer." But most thought he was pretty bright.
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