The good old days when Kifaru still did custom if you provided the materials. Mel told me that they did a run of 300 EMRs in AR and 300 EMRs in TW for a certain unit. The goofiest part of it was that they had to account for every scrap. Half a roll I can fathom. Tiny slivers and corner pieces the size of a cookie? What the heck is anyone going to make out of that?
I'm really starting to believe that nearly all of these companies move from custom, to semi-custom, to non-custom. Seems to be the case with a lot of places, one of the tragedies of scale. The circle of life rolls on though, and every time a company ceases custom work a new little guy seems to pop up to pick up the work (until they themselves scale of course).