They don't want their town associated with war. Woodstock, NY is about as granola as it gets.
The board is considering it. No action has been taken.
However, I do think that the people of that town have the right to know what is being built in that plant, and if they have an objection to what is made there, and the town board agrees with it's citzens, then Ametek Rotron Inc should find a place that is more receptive to it's type of business to move to. They should take their money and jobs and find someplace else to manufacture. After all, it would be Woodstock's loss, not the Ametek Rotron Inc's.
I mean, it's a free market, right?
“I like the idea of trying to start a dialogue,” Simonson added. “I don’t want to be the person who says, ‘No, we don’t want you here because you’re making this,’ but to make them understand that perhaps people of Woodstock don’t want to be shipping these things to the rest of the world so we can destroy their environment while we sit in a nice little tidy place and protect our own.”
The letter signed by the 14 town residents said: “We’d like to know exactly what weapons systems have components that are made in Woodstock. We believe that the people of Woodstock can and should work together with local business people and the town government to create a local economy that is sustainable and ethical.”