Re: [Histonet] Histotechnology trivia

From:"Ford Royer" wrote:

>I got a card today telling me Thermo Shandon is now Thermo Electron, the latest step in companies gobbleing each other up.
>Only a few years ago there was the Shandon and Lipshaw companies. Shandon took over Lipshaw, who were in turn taken over by Thermo electron.
>And then years ago Spencer Microtomes were taken over by American Optical, who were taken over by Reichert, and then Leica. Is that right? Will there be only one or two histology equipment companies soon?
>Mike Titford
>USA Pathology
>Mobile AL USA
I hear you Mike... it's almost impossible to keep up with all the 
mergers, and not just in Histology.
Here's a funny that relates to the topic:

Investment tips for 2004....  for all of you with any money left  In the 
wake of the Exxon/Mobile deal and the AOL/TimeWarner implode be aware of 
the next expected mergers so that you can get in on the ground floor and 
make some BIG bucks.
Watch for these consolidations in 2004:

1.  Hale Business Systems, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Fuller Brush, and W.  
R.Grace Co.  will merge and become: Hale, Mary, Fuller, Grace.

2.  Polygram Records, Warner Bros., and Zesta Crackers join forces and 
become:   Poly, Warner Cracker.

3.  3M will merge with Goodyear and issue forth as:   MMMGood.

4.  Zippo Manufacturing, Audi Motors, Dofasco, and Dakota Mining will 
merge and become:   ZipAudiDoDa.

5.  FedEx is expected to join its major competitor, UPS, and become:  FedUP.

6.  Fairchild Electronics and Honeywell Computers will become:   
Fairwell Honeychild.

7.  Grey Poupon and Docker Pants are expected to become:   Poupon Pants.

8.  Knotts Berry Farm and the National Organization of Women will 
become:  Knott NOW!

That's all for now.....invest wisely!

Ford Royer, MT(ASCP)
Analytical Instruments
Minneapolis, MN

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