Composites Technology April 2003 Editorial


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This editorial will be short and sweet. After digging our way out from 3 to 5 ft of snow last week here in Denver, this week we have been frantically producing this April issue of Composites Technology - in one week instead of the normal two. And tomorrow morning, most of the CT staff leaves for the JEC Show in Paris.

Being a publication that tries to represent companies from around the world and speak with an international voice, this event always affords us the opportunity to see old friends and new technologies as well as meet far-flung companies that we may never have known.

I must admit, we're traveling to Europe at this time with some trepidation. We've heard from many U.S. companies - some are sending their people as usual, but others have decided to use their European staffs and keep their U.S. citizens at home, when possible.

It is undeniable that traveling overseas as Americans today might put us in harm's way. Moreover, being a proud American company may put us at odds with some of our friends. We hope that our largest international industry event proves to be as lively, genial and instructive as in the past. Until next issue...