Not sure if this has been posted before, but about a month ago, Fletcher-Terry filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. This is sad news, as FT is one of the mainstay manufacturers in our industry. They're also neighbor of mine, as their headquarters is located about five minutes from my home in Connecticut. I remember back in 1987, when I first started framing, I bought an FT2000. When I had a minor problem with it, I called FT for support. The very next day, John Peterson, who at the time was FT's Vice President of Sales, showed up at my house unannounced to help fix the problem. Talk about great customer service! This is an extreme example, but FT has always set the standard for quality customer service in our industry. Unfortunately, their ability to research and develop products has not been as good. Along with questionable management and marketing practices, a changing landscape in their two biggest industries (framing and hardware), and a challenging economy, tough times have overtaken them. Let's hope Fletcher-Terry is able to pull out of this and once again become a pillar in our industry.