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Monthly archive for February 2010

The Economic Indicators – An Informal New Hampshire View

During my interview on New Hampshire Public Radio on Friday, we talked about the indicators Graphicast is seeing that may suggest a recovery is underway. The biggest thing for us is that our order book in January was the highest it’s been since October 2008, when the bottom started dropping out of the economy. Our February orders exceeded January’s, so that’s two strong months in a row. March will be critical in the trend analysis. Were January and February just inventory catch ups months, or are we seeing sustained growth? We’ll let you know in a few weeks. Here are some of the other recovery indicators people are seeing in their personal and business lives.

Graphicast on NH Public Radio on Friday, February 26 at Noon

I will be interviewed by Jon Greenberg of NH Public Radio between noon and 1 PM on Friday, February 26 during his live, call-in program, “Working It Out”.  Working It Out (WIO) is about the economy and its impact on the state. Notes are collected from NH residents and posted on WIO’s website to provide a panoramic view of the economy from the various regions of the state.  Monthly, Jon does a live, call-in program to supplement the web postings. The response to the program has been enthusiastic, as people have been eager to tell their stories and share their experiences.  On Friday, Jon will be exploring the recovery. He’ll be trying to find out what people are seeing around the state , is the recovery for real, are people confident or wary? It should be an interesting program. For those out of the immediate New Hampshire area, NHPR does have a streaming audio feed for its broadcasts.

A Busy Spring Trade Show Schedule

The spring trade show season is upon us. Graphicast will be covering the Midwest, Southwest,  and Southern California this year. Please be sure to stop by and visit our booth. We’ll update this information as we get closer to the show dates.
Design2Part – Grapevine, TX – March 10 and 11
Rapid/SME – Anaheim, CA – May 18 – 20

Breakfast with the Best

Breakfast With The Best
Date: February 18, 2010
Time: 7:30 am – 9:30 am

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700 Elm St.
Manchester, NH 03101

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Graphicast, But Were Afraid to Ask

With no apologies to Woody Allen for the title, we do get a lot of questions about how our process works. And not just our casting process, but the whole process, from beginning to end. How do we design and  make the molds, how do we program the CNC machines, how does the CMM work, etc. We’ve tried to answer these questions with a virtual Graphicast plant tour, highlighting the process we follow in developing a new part for you. All of this is in a  4 1/2 minute video on the Graphicast channel on You Tube. You can see all your favorite Graphicast characters (and they are characters), including a cameo role by your blogger as a CNC machinist. If a picture is worth a thousand words, the video should be worth millions.  I hope you find it helpful to your understanding of Graphicast, and how we work with you to make your parts.


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phone: 603-532-4481
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