From: Chesky, Jim
Sent: Friday, June 27, 2003 4:52 PM
Subject: Actually I could not find a direct email address Ann Grackin

This is a short email to Ann Grackin.

Ann, can I vote for you for president?

I liked what you wrote. Today business is so directed to getting to the
bottom line that any short cut to get there looks reasonable. Many of these
expediencies, as you know, are not good for the business in the long term,
but then again it is that so many focus on profits of THIS QUARTER that they
will sell the horse to show a profit now, and worry about how to plow the
field later.

Some are claiming that it is okay for the U.S. to lose its manufacturing
base, but I am not one of them.

Keep writing, keep speaking, and I will pray that somebody in the right
place is listening.


To the Editor,

We found your comments on the US Manufacturing issues to be interesting. But at this point, the reasons to move offshore are too compelling not to take advantage of the major cost saving and market expanding opportunities.

The Asians have shown their resolve to win our business. They do not have labor issues.

They get their work done cheaply and on time. (We have moved much of our business from Mexico to Asia due to poor conditions in the environment around the plants). When US factories decide to compete again on that level, we will consider placing our future business with them.

Vice President Manufacturing Strategy
Name withheld-Major industrial component supplier



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