A View from Here

Bill's Sisson's weekly Trade Only blog

The appeal of innovation

For the last year, Correct Craft president and CEO Bill Yeargin has been working on the Manufacturing Council, a group of 25 business leaders who advise U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker on a variety of manufacturing topics.

Can you fix this?

I was listening to “Car Talk” on NPR last weekend when the Magliozzi brothers took a call from a woman named Kathy who said she didn’t have a problem with her car, but rather her husband, who is a mechanic.

The light at the end of the tunnel

I opened my mail this morning and actually read some good news. See today’s story about a study released by The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based industry research firm on Sounding Trade Only’s e-mail newsletter.  

An open letter to manufacturers

As we endure the worst economic/market conditions in the boat industry since the early 90s, I would like to take this opportunity to comment on what I am observing from some of our manufacturer/ partners.  I have been presented dealer contracts that are designed to give the dealer less rights and the manufacturers a guarantee [...]