Monday, October 31, 2016

One Sentence Reply Email Shows How Fucked This Country Is.....



 I'm working on a new customer quote for defense parts.

My Email to our Aluminum supplier:



Good afternoon XXXX:
Please quote
7075 T6   Domestic with certs
6 pcs
1.375 thick   reg cut   3.3 X 10.0
Thanks, XXXX


 The reply email.... which, if you're paying attention is not a good sign:


We can offer 1.5 thick, Russian.



What? ^^^^^  So I'm working on a part for the defense of our country and I can only

get 7075 aircraft aluminum from the Russians ?? Whom, by the way, Hitlery wants to 

start WWIII with............


8 comments:

  1. Try getting grade P91 pipe that isn't chinese and prone to early fatigue cracking.

    Exile1981

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  2. This is what happens when the EPA and unions drive the metal refineries out of this country.

    Great jobs, recycling old metals and recycling new metals, jobs that would rebuild this nation.

    I would jump at a job to work at an industrial plant, except there aren't any anymore where I live.

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    1. It's nuts that we have allowed this to happen as a country. They have gutted our manufacturing.

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    2. Totally. We can't even make the tools to make the tools to rebuild anymore. And we don't have the skilled or even the semi-skilled workforce either.

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  3. Hey Irish;

    As an Aircraft Mechanic I do understand what you ere asking for LOL. And Andrew is spot on what is happening when our industrial base is outsourced. It is the power of the country, if we can't build anything except hamburgers it bodes ill for the middle class.

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    1. WE are screwed. Either way going forward will be tough. Depending on this election it will determine ( hopefully ) if we can start to reverse it or if we keep digging the hole deeper.

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  4. A few years ago I Had to spec large bollots of 6061-T6 Aluminum for a defense project. My spec required independent testing to verify vendor supplied certs. Russian supplied materials were consistently of better quality than those of US suppliers. Troubling indeed

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  5. A few years ago I Had to spec large bollots of 6061-T6 Aluminum for a defense project. My spec required independent testing to verify vendor supplied certs. Russian supplied materials were consistently of better quality than those of US suppliers. Troubling indeed

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