AW: [ RadSafe ] End of an Era

Jeff Terry terryj at
Mon Mar 5 17:00:40 CST 2007

I agree that this is one of the typical results of globalization,  
hence the reason that I mentioned it.

U. S. companies have suffered from this for many years. Most of the  
steel industry that I grew up with is now closed or owned by  
multinational corporations. Of course, it is always easy to forget  
that their are hardships faced in other areas.

My concern is the loss of knowledge, working at a university with  
many older pieces of equipment. It was nice to be able to call up  
Santa Fe and speak to someone who actually had seen one of these  
devices before. I doubt that many of the Santa Fe'ers will up and  
move to Germany.

People are always replaceable over the long term, it is only in the  
short term that there loss is irreplaceable.


On Mar 5, 2007, at 4:35 PM, Franz Schönhofer wrote:

> Jeff,
> please forgive the "holes" in my memory: Didn't Eberline purchase a  
> German
> company a few decades ago? People there were very unhappy about  
> this. I have
> even bought a few instruments of both the original and the new  
> company. Now
> it seems more profitable to have R&D being done in Germany. That's  
> one of
> the typical results of globalisation. All around the world  
> companies are
> suffering from that - why not an US company? - O.k. I am now  
> according to
> some other RADSAFErs sending an anti-US comment. Let it be.
> Best regards,
> Franz
> Franz Schoenhofer, PhD
> MinRat i.R.
> Habicherg. 31/7
> A-1160 Wien/Vienna

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