I used to work for an OEM of packaging equipment that varied from as few as 2 to as many as 60 employees throughout the years. Regardless, when the economy was slow the company was delighted to just break even at the end of the year. We never charged outrageous prices even in the best of times. We always believed an honest days work earned an honest dollar. I would like to see that attitude absorbed by all manufacturing firms in the US today--banks as well needless to say. I have a part on this site out for a RFQ. I hope to see all bids come in within ten percent of one another.