Philadelphia Daily News: Talking Small Biz

He's forging ahead as a global matchmaker

Philadelphia Daily News, Jan 22, 2013

STEPHEN J. WEINBERG, 52, of West Mount Airy, is president of National Foundry Products, a company that serves as sales representative for overseas foundries and forging plants. He also has been a leader in fostering creation of B Corporations, which use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.

Q: Tell me about your business.

A: Our clients are manufacturers in the metals industry and are looking for suppliers in North America.  …

Q: You were also among a small number of businesspeople here who signed a letter that the group Business for Shared Prosperity sent to Congress last month asking not to extend the Bush tax cuts for income over $250,000.

A: There's too much weight to the idea that higher taxes on high-income individuals hurt our economy. It feels like a convenient way not to take shared responsibility. If I have to pay an extra $4,000 in taxes, am I not going to hire people if my business needs it? What kind of businesspeople do that?

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