Why doesn't Woodstock, NY welcome manufacturing, considering today's job market?

The town board of Woodstock, NY doesn't want a local manufacturer to make any parts that are used for military equipment. Excerpt: WOODSTOCK — The Town Board is considering acting locally while thinking globally. Specifically, members are discussing whether to try to prohibit the local manufacture of... show more The town board of Woodstock, NY doesn't want a local manufacturer to make any parts that are used for military equipment.


Excerpt:

WOODSTOCK — The Town Board is considering acting locally while thinking globally. Specifically, members are discussing whether to try to prohibit the local manufacture of parts used for military equipment.

The concern arises from the fact that Ametek Rotron Inc. has a manufacturing operation on Hasbrouck Lane in Woodstock, and a letter submitted to the Town Board by 14 local residents notes the company makes parts for helicopters, rocket launchers, tanks and armored personnel carriers.

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Does this make any sense at all?
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