Well, I just got back from a two week trip to the Semicon show in Shanghai, China. It was a very busy show that indicated things in Asia may be picking up a bit, certainly from a Coastal Instruments mass flow controller service viewpoint. I also stopped over in South Korea to visit some customers, and future customers, as well as checking up on the latest warmongering threats from our buddies in the North. It was really something to see American B-2 bombers, that flew non-stop from the US to Korea and back, flying over Seoul. I would think twice about messing with those myself, but then, I am not a nut case like Premier Chubby Baby Face.
A lot of progress was made on the renovation while I was gone. The floors,ceilings, HVAC, and new outside gas pad for the bulk distribution system are finished. The installation of the all-welded, 316L stainless steel, UHP gas piping system has started, and the new work benches, cabinets and work surfaces should be in next week. We are still on schedule for a late April move in. Posted by Bob Williams.