Re "Editor's Page -- Building A Passion For Manufacturing Excellence," August 2006. Say it ain't so, Pat . . . you just can't leave us! I anxiously awaited your editorial comments each month as the seemingly lone rational voice defending and enlightening us die-hard U.S. manufacturers. The eternal optimist in me hopes your new job -- whatever it might be -- will allow you to continue calling a spade a spade. Maybe you will consider running for public office -- something involving U.S. trade policy would be great!
Thanks for your journalistic courage and best of luck to you wherever you land.
Kathie Leonard, president and CEO
Auburn Mfg. Inc., Mechanic Falls, Maine