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How real products are made

When Todd Seeley, plant manager of CNH in Wichita, talked in the Sunday Eagle about the fun of making skid steer loaders, it was hard not to contrast such real manufacturing with the phony financial "products" concocted by Wall Street's big guns. "The biggest excitement," Seeley said, "is watching a product come to life at the end of the line. . . . That pile of steel and wire and paint and rubber hose breathes to life and drives off the assembly line."