company's new strategy as one that is built on using the abundance of gas in the U.S. to develop a domestic manufacturing base that creates higher margin, non-commodity products. As one of my neighbors always says, "that's the sh*t."
Maybe the PR firms hired by the natural gas industry are really gaining traction because you can't open a magazine or newspaper without seeing an article about the rebirth of the American manufacturing sector. And the main reason for this rebirth? Shale gas.
In any case, businesses are starting to invest real dollars in industries that will lead to lots of steady jobs in the coming years and likely a lot of one-time construction jobs in the near future. It feels like the positive message about shale gas is finally getting out.