Aerospace: Mr. Mac & His Team

"This is Mac calling all the team." The voice crackles with authority as loudspeakers carry it to every corner of the sprawling aerospace plant on the rim of St. Louis' Lambert Field. It sparkles with an enthusiasm that rises above the inescapable racket of jet aviation—the rumble of commercial planes lifting off the long runways, the ear-shattering passage of military fighters climbing aloft on steep, improbable curves.

When Mac calls, the team listens, and the noisiest diversion dwindles into the background. For the voice belongs to James...

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