What sent up a red flag for me was Heidt's response letter, in this thread
. It's full of PR
doubletalk, and comes across as an attempt to do some damage control. The way he's presenting the statistics on the number of failures leaves much to be desired.
I spoke with Fatman Fabrications on the phone at length. I was polite and diplomatic. They were cagey, rude, and defensive. If they're willing to discuss it, then I feel that they should have responded to my email and phone requests to address the issue in a public forum.
Tony -- maybe you can put in a good word for us with some of these MII manufacturers, or drop them a line and invite them to join in the discussion?