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Posted on Looks like Pony and Jorg will be back in August - only now by GreatStar

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#1 posted 06-09-2017 01:39 AM

Opps again!!

Lesson 1 and 2: learn about US politics before puttig feet in mouth

Anyway some supporting info for DrDirt

Jorgensen Hand Screw Clamps by Adjustable Clamp Co., c. 1950s

That’s the tough thing about making a quality product for 100 years. If the design has been perfected, and the tool itself lasts a very long time, it becomes increasingly difficult to keep selling new ones—even to happy customers. Now, there are certainly more complex explanations for Adjustable Clamp’s eventual demise. Some have suggested that there were serious managerial rifts over recent decisions—including moving much of the parts manufacturing to China. Others blamed union demands, cheaper competition, or failing to keep up with new tech trends. But it seems friendlier to just say “they were too good for their own good”—whatever consolation that might be to the workers now out of a job.

I guess that just about sums it up.

-- Regards Rob

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