Friday, May 25, 2012


There has been a lot written about China’s emergence as a world economic power. But it is difficult to fathom in mere words the scope of what is actually taking place on the ground there.

 RotorClip recently opened a sales office, just west of Shanghai. We will be exporting our retaining rings, wave springs and hose clamps to the many manufacturing operations that have sprung up there. Our office is located on the 15th floor of a high rise building in JH Plaza on Huqingping road, a busy street in this part of town. There are two views from our office windows that really tell the story of growth in China.

The first is a view (above) looking out to the right of our office window from the 15th floor. It shows fields in the back that were once farmland; the two story structures in the foreground were small attached shops with living quarters on top. The government has bought out the owners of the land and the shops and relocated them to other areas (usually in high rise apartments). They are now in the process of tearing down the structures.

The second (above) is a view looking out to the left of our office window. It shows the kind of building that is taking place on these vacated properties. They are putting up structures like these that will serve as apartment buildings, office buildings and factories.

Not sure how long they can keep this up, but it is certainly happening just about everywhere you go in Shanghai. It’s a city full of energy and enthusiasm, and we are happy to be a part of it.

Joe Cappello is Director of Global Marketing for Rotor Clip Company.

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