By Mike Genung
May 30, 2013

During a recent trip to Asia earlier this year, I visited a manufacturer that offered laser cutting services in China. They had laser cutting machines, stamping machines, and waterjet abrasive cutting machines. The…

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By Mike Genung
May 29, 2013

Last summer, the exchange rate of the Dollar to the Yuan was 6.37 to 1. Today, it’s 6.13 to 1 – a drop of nearly 4%. While we haven’t been seeing much…

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By Mike Genung
May 10, 2013

Today’s post is by another guest writer… Don’t Be Fooled by the Familiar in Chinaby Mike Black Would you base your opinion of the United States entirely on knowledge of New York…

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By Mike Genung
Apr 17, 2013

The April Newsletter, Contrasts Between East and West, is up. You can view it online; be sure to subscribe to receive the newsletter if you haven’t already. Some highlights of the newsletter…

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By Mike Genung
Feb 21, 2013

Chinese companies are starting to come back online this week. At least, some of them. Many factories will be closed until the 24th, some even longer. Afterwards manufacturers will need several weeks…

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By Mike Genung
Jan 28, 2013

This is the last full week of work before Chinese factories shut down for the Chinese New Year Holiday. Factories are now in full swing making last minute orders that must ship this…

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By Mike Genung
Oct 23, 2012

A friend recently asked me “what will happen to your business if Mitt Romney is elected as president?” My reply: “nothing.” Mitt has followed in the footsteps of every presidential contender since…

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