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Jeff Sanchez

#12028

Surface mounting at the hotel? | 12 April, 1999

Hey guys, We are opening our new shop in a hotel and would like to hear your inputs. We will be providing contract manufacturing as well as equipment sales from this location. It will be mostly for the surface mount side of our business because our objective is to sell equipment from this site and would like to present it in a real assembly environment.The hotel is a very nice Victorian inn and has a bar and fine dinning. It will be a very interesting marriage. I am not sure if this sort of thing has been achieved before but I am hoping it would be good for our customers.

(1) Have you heard of this being done before?

(2) Does it seem like a good move?

(3) Would you do it if you could?

We have the aproval for this project and will start next month so the legal issues if any are all ok. Thanks for the feed back, Jeff Sanchez

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#12029

Re: Surface mounting at the hotel? | 12 April, 1999

| Hey guys, | We are opening our new shop in a hotel and would like to hear your inputs. We will be providing contract manufacturing as well as equipment sales from this location. It will be mostly for the surface mount side of our business because our objective is to sell equipment from this site and would like to present it in a real assembly environment.The hotel is a very nice Victorian inn and has a bar and fine dinning. It will be a very interesting marriage. I am not sure if this sort of thing has been achieved before but I am hoping it would be good for our customers. | | (1) Have you heard of this being done before? | | (2) Does it seem like a good move? | | (3) Would you do it if you could? | | We have the aproval for this project and will start next month so the legal issues if any are all ok. | Thanks for the feed back, | Jeff Sanchez | I have often thought that getting inebriated while building boards is the way to go (might even reduce the stress level). Cheers MC

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#12030

Re: Surface mounting at the hotel? | 12 April, 1999

| Hey guys, | We are opening our new shop in a hotel and would like to hear your inputs. We will be providing contract manufacturing as well as equipment sales from this location. It will be mostly for the surface mount side of our business because our objective is to sell equipment from this site and would like to present it in a real assembly environment.The hotel is a very nice Victorian inn and has a bar and fine dinning. It will be a very interesting marriage. I am not sure if this sort of thing has been achieved before but I am hoping it would be good for our customers. | | (1) Have you heard of this being done before? | | (2) Does it seem like a good move? | | (3) Would you do it if you could? | | We have the aproval for this project and will start next month so the legal issues if any are all ok. | Thanks for the feed back, | Jeff Sanchez | Jeff: You hit the nail on the nail head you said "a real assembly environment." I think your customers will accept your location as long as you assemble in an area that is designed for modern electronic assembly. I�m unclear on the advantage of your choice of location and so, am not sure that customers will see an benefit to the siting of your facility in an inn, but as long as there is nothing negative about your assembly approach most customers will accept your siting choice. If there is something negative about your assembly approach, the location in the inn will become an additional and decided negative. Remember some people are looking for a reason to reject you as a supplier.

1. "Have you heard of this being done before?" No. I have not heard of this being done before. 2. "Does it seem like a good move?" A worse move would be rig your facility for 1980s assembly 3. "Would you do it if you could?" I�m sure there is a good reason that you are taking this non-traditional approach, but I would prefer a Butler building out in the middle of the boonies at the intersection of three interstate highways.

Good luck

Dave F

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Dean

#12031

Re: Surface mounting at the hotel? | 12 April, 1999

| Hey guys, | We are opening our new shop in a hotel and would like to hear your inputs. We will be providing contract manufacturing as well as equipment sales from this location. It will be mostly for the surface mount side of our business because our objective is to sell equipment from this site and would like to present it in a real assembly environment.The hotel is a very nice Victorian inn and has a bar and fine dinning. It will be a very interesting marriage. I am not sure if this sort of thing has been achieved before but I am hoping it would be good for our customers. | | (1) Have you heard of this being done before? | | (2) Does it seem like a good move? | | (3) Would you do it if you could? | | We have the aproval for this project and will start next month so the legal issues if any are all ok. | Thanks for the feed back, | Jeff Sanchez | 1. What is your strategic business advantage for using an "inn"?

2. What services are you offering that puts you at a distinct advantage over your competitor? (besides happy hour within walking distance)

3. Why will this dichotic aproach work better than a coffee shop or auto parts? How will this create a business opportunity?

4. How can you convince your customer(s) that your true specialty is manufacturing rather than hospitality?

5 Are the hotel operating costs passed on to your customers through higher pricing? Why would I want you as an EMS supplier if your operating costs are higher due to non value added services?

If it works, kudos to 'ya! I've always thought it would be cool to have an 18 wheeler with a full service SMT line in the trailer. You could travel around the country providing EMS services. Just think . Receive the material (KIT) in California, load it in the truck. Drive to Florida and build the product on the way! Gives new meaning to JIT!!!

Just a thought. Dean

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B K

#12032

Re: Surface mounting at the hotel? | 13 April, 1999

| Hey guys, | We are opening our new shop in a hotel and would like to hear your inputs. We will be providing contract manufacturing as well as equipment sales from this location. It will be mostly for the surface mount side of our business because our objective is to sell equipment from this site and would like to present it in a real assembly environment.The hotel is a very nice Victorian inn and has a bar and fine dinning. It will be a very interesting marriage. I am not sure if this sort of thing has been achieved before but I am hoping it would be good for our customers. | | (1) Have you heard of this being done before? | | (2) Does it seem like a good move? | | (3) Would you do it if you could? | | We have the aproval for this project and will start next month so the legal issues if any are all ok. | Thanks for the feed back, | Jeff Sanchez | Are you going to have operator/bellboy? How are the employees going to feel about this? And will there be liabilities with having a bar in the same building that dangerous equipment is being used? Just some things to think about. But if it works I say go for it!

B.K.

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