Re: Orvis to Acquire the Scientific Anglers and Ross Reels Businesses from 3M
Dave, As long as profit margin remains fundamentally more important than assiduously protecting the environment for manufacturers large and small, I opine we need even more and more stringent regulations. Same goes for other industries like banking for different reasons. The underlying reason, however, is, and this has been proven over and over and over again from antiquity to today, that humans are a fundamentally irresponsible species. Until such time as we start behaving ourselves on our own in a responsible and thoughtful manor, not only toward one another but toward all life forms (including fish that swim in our growingly befouled rivers and oceans...now acidified on top of being chemically wasted), we need to be regulated to the hilt. Evidence indicates that manufacturing is incrementally returning from Asia to America. A deservedly popular company on our Forum, Allen Fly Fishing, has started making fly rods in Utah recently after years of producing them off shore, and I would be surprised if Orvis does not soon introduce reels made in Colorado. Don't worry, memory foam dog beds will continue to come from China to help keep Orvis in the black.