Supply Chain Issues from Katrina

Joel Leonard (http://www.mpactlearning.com) emailed the following to Paul Studebaker, editor of Plant Services, today: "Just got off of the phone with Bright Plastics- Discovered 95% of all polyethylene and styrene production off line for now. That will have enormous supply chain issues on cost and availability for the plastic injection molding industry." Like I said earlier...we will be having trickle-down supply chain problems for months. What do you think the results will be? My guess is that if we escape a depression, it will be a minor miracle. Walt
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  • <p>Agreed just from seeing the ripples already; especially if you believe the four-cycle cyclic analysis of American business still holds since all four are troughing nearly simultaneiously in 2006 - 2007 (1929 was the last time).</p>

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