| Dear Customer,
As well as adding several hundred new products this year (including
an Enxó just to puzzle the flat landers), we have added
another information symbol to the catalogue, In addition to a
blue dot (
) indicating a product that is new to our catalogue, we have added
a small maple leaf (
) to indicate products made in Canada.
There are ever more such products. Our own Veritas line of products
has expanded considerably with yet another half dozen to be introduced
before Christmas. Veritas products are also exported to a dozen
other countries, the United States being the main market, followed
by the U.K., Australia, Denmark, Netherlands, etc.
The other Canadian products range from tool rolls to table extenders,
altogether about half our sales volume. Despite the pessimism
that seems to pervade our national psyche these days, we still
do many things well. Working wood and making tools for working
wood are just two of the things Canadians do well. If we could
just stop fighting over who owns the trees, we would have it made.
Leonard G. Lee