For those of you who have been invested in GE for years, mostly because of its generous dividend, the times have changed. No longer will GE be providing a 4 to 5% return on your stock holdings. No, it now will be closer to a 2% dividend rate. Which is among the several reasons the stock price has tanked recently.
Do you remember the controversy a few years ago when certain individuals tried to claim that it was their brilliance that made their companies great? “You didn’t build that” was the catch phrase. Because most of us know that to be successful, we need viable infrastructure (which means government investment) and dedicated employees- under the guidance of competent (hopefully- even inspired) management.
One of the first projects with which I was involved when I moved to Michigan in the early 70s was a water recycling system for the home. (Don’t worry- this had relevance to 3D printing, I promise!) We added a very powerful ultraviolet light (UV) light to disinfect the water. From that UV technology, the ability to “cure” ink on silver aluminum cans was derived. Which greatly increased the demand for – and technology around- UV curing.