From the “if you can’t beat’em, join’em department” …
It’s time to embrace the potential in China
Dan Cunningham, president and chief executive of Long-Stanton Manufacturing Co. in West Chester Township, knows that China is a threat and an opportunity for his 144-year-old metal-stamping company.
But rather than run from what he calls the China ‘tsunami,’ Cunningham has embraced it.
Over the past five years, he has made nearly two dozen trips to China, established a couple of joint ventures there and started a small metal-stamping operation in Changzhou province run by his son, Marvin. The effort has paid off, more than doubling Long-Stanton’s business and increasing employment at the West Chester plant to 75 from around 60.