even better.. could you grasp the <extended> reach that Alden could have in this day and age if they had a dedicated person/team responsible for marketing etc? Clean up the website, trunk shows, similar MTO to what AE does with Allison?, cross marketing with online blogs etc...
Increased exposure would of course make acquisitions more difficult, but could also help with improving QC..
Frankly it has always surprised me that Alden does not do group MTO's like every other manufacturer.
From what I understand though, they are not even in the market of accepting new vendors for MTO styles.