- Mar 12, 2013
There’s certainly worse positions to be in than having 12 months of backlog. My business typically has been about 2-3 months worth of backlog over the last 3-4 years, but we are triple that right now. The whole world has gone nuts!We have another new lathe on order but it's replacing a old lathe.
We talked about building another rifling machine but.....approx. 4ish months to get it on line....then can we justify $XXXXXX amount of dollars and can we predict where the industry is going to be in a say 2 years time? How much will work will be there....not to mention if we could find someone to hire etc....I'd hate to have us hire the guy and a year later or two we lay the guy off.
Not always as easy as it sounds.