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  posted on 5/23/2017 at 02:06 PM
The filters I mentioned above were indeed made in the USA by the way.

That Harley news is a little different.

This from a different article:

The plant is known as a complete knock down facility, an assembly plant where Harley-Davidson will put together bikes using parts shipped from its U.S. factories or suppliers.

Harleys made in Thailand will support sales in China and southeastern Asia, as the manufacturer works toward its goal of growing its international business to half of annual sales by 2027.

Thailand has a 60% tax on imported bikes, a tax that would not apply to Harleys assembled for delivery inside the country’s borders.

 

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  posted on 5/24/2017 at 09:59 PM
The Harley story is a prime example of how a tariff works and what companies will do to avoid it. What if we had a 60% tariff on cars imported from Korea? Think Kia and Hyundai would be building more plants here? You betcha.
 

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  posted on 1/11/2018 at 03:24 PM
Reviving our old thread as my interest in political and current event topics is on the upswing:

Toyota building Corolla in the US rather than Mexico! Nice!


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Japanese automakers Toyota and Mazda confirmed plans Friday to build a $1.6 billion U.S. assembly plant that would create up to 4,000 jobs as part of an extensive new alliance. Toyota said it would make the Corolla sedan at the factory instead of in Mexico as previously intended.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2017/08/04/toyota-corolla-mazda-m exico/539179001/



The actual plant will be built in Huntsville, AL
http://www.al.com/business/index.ssf/2018/01/its_official_toyota-mazda_anno .html#incart_big-photo

4,000 jobs could turn into 16,000 as supply chain jobs come into the region. This is why manufacturing is so so so important to our economy. The job multiplier and the good wages and benefits plus the tax revenue for the local communities can't be matched by other employment sectors.

http://www.al.com/news/huntsville/index.ssf/2018/01/could_4000_toyota-mazda _jobs_t.html#incart_big-photo

 

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  posted on 1/12/2018 at 02:53 PM
My wife has been finding lots of made in the USA women's clothes on this site:

https://gozon.com/

 

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  posted on 1/13/2018 at 11:47 AM
General Pencil Company

http://www.generalpencil.com/

Great article in The New York Times @ link below

Inside One of America’s Last Pencil Factories
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/12/magazine/inside-one-of-americas-last-pen cil-factories.html




 

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  posted on 1/13/2018 at 04:39 PM
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General Pencil Company

http://www.generalpencil.com/

Great article in The New York Times @ link below

Inside One of America’s Last Pencil Factories
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/12/magazine/inside-one-of-americas-last-pen cil-factories.html






Very cool. Since 1889. That one worker photographed has been there 47 years!

Last I checked the Papermate mechanical pencils were USA. I have some regular pencils, will have to see if they are General.

 

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  posted on 1/13/2018 at 06:43 PM
On a sadder note, a few years ago my wife bought these magnet sets called "Create-a-Scene", it was a thing that folded open with magnet pieces kids could play with. We had a school, a house, a jungle, etc. They were big hits with the kids. They were made in USA. My wife just went to buy another one and they are made in China now.

Also, I noticed awhile ago Energizer batteries are starting to say something on the package like made in USA, Japan, Thailand, China, Singapore, etc. The actual battery will say where it is made and I've always been able to easily find ones that say made in or assembled in USA. I just saw some for the first time that said made in Poland. Duracells are the same way now, but not sure if it is as common, I've still been able to find USA ones.

 

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  posted on 1/13/2018 at 07:00 PM
More good news in the automobile manufacturing sector!

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Fiat Chrysler will invest $1B in Warren Truck plant; bring Ram work back from Mexico

Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press Published 6:02 p.m. ET Jan. 11, 2018 | Updated 1:08 p.m. ET Jan. 12, 2018

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will invest more than $1 billion to modernize the company's Warren Truck Plant in metro Detroit, adding 2,500 jobs and moving production of its Ram Heavy Duty trucks from Mexico.

The changeover is to be complete in 2020.

The company said Thursday evening that the new federal tax law made the shift possible. That legislation, signed into law in December, cut the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%.

FCA also announced $2,000 bonuses that will be paid in the second quarter of this year to 60,000 hourly and salaried employees in the U.S., excluding senior leadership. Those bonuses are to be in addition to any profit sharing or performance bonuses the employees would receive this year.

More Fiat Chrysler news:

History of Warren Truck Assembly Plant

Fear of NAFTA collapse seen as factor in move of Ram production from Mexico

Trump tweets praise Fiat Chrysler's 'wise decision' to shift from Mexico to Detroit area

"These announcements reflect our ongoing commitment to our U.S. manufacturing footprint and the dedicated employees who have contributed to FCA's success," Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said in a news release. "It is only proper that our employees share in the savings generated by tax reform and that we openly acknowledge the resulting improvement in the U.S. business environment by investing in our industrial footprint accordingly."

The investments will likely be one of the topics Monday when Marchionne is scheduled to speak to reporters at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Natalie Farquhar of Port Huron works as a laborer at Center Line Packaging, which is part of FCA's Mopar division. The 23˝-year company veteran was thrilled by the announcement.

"Wow! Wow, that’s great. That’s wonderful," Farquhar said, noting that the investment and bonuses tell her the company is doing well. She said she is hopeful the company will also start making full-time hires of the many temporary workers she knows of at numerous FCA plants.

"I'm thinking that's really good. A lot of these people who've been putting time in and working will be getting hired and getting full-time positions," Farquhar said.

Asked what she will do with her bonus, Farquhar laughed and said she might opt to help out the economy by making a down payment on a pontoon boat.

The investments announced Thursday will be in addition to plans FCA unveiled last January when it said it would spend $1 billion at Warren Truck and in Toledo to expand Jeep production.

The company plans to build the Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer in Warren, is retooling in Toledo to produce a Jeep truck and is shifting production of the Ram 1500 to Sterling Heights. That's part of a broader plan that included shifting Jeep Cherokee production from Toledo to Belvidere, Ill.

Despite the shifting of Ram Heavy Duty production from Mexico, the Saltillo Truck Assembly Plant there will continue to operate. The company said that plant will be repurposed to build future commercial vehicles for global distribution.

The company said it has invested $10 billion in its U.S. manufacturing operations since June 2009.

Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel called the latest invesment a great announcement, saying "we’re extremely grateful for FCA and Sergio making that commitment. ... I can't wait to give him a big hug at the auto show."

Hackel noted the significance of bringing more Ram truck production to the county, which has seen substantial investment from automakers and suppliers in recent years.

"This has become somewhat of a Ram country here in Macomb County if you think about it because this is where it's being built ... and they're bringing them up from Mexico," Hackel said.

Brian Rothenberg, a spokesman for the UAW, offered cautious praise, explaining that the union had just been made aware of the announcement.

"While the news is positive, the UAW is reviewing the details," Rothenberg said, noting union officials would likely have more to say later.

The move is a boost for President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans, who argued that their tax bill would encourage investment in the U.S.

In addition, Trump scolded automakers last year for building vehicles in Mexico to little effect — auto imports from Mexico to the U.S. hit a record level last year. In talks about revising the North American Free Trade Agreement, Trump's administration has proposed a requirement that 50% of all auto parts or vehicles assembled in Mexico start in the U.S., and fears have been renewed that the trade deal is imperiled.

Thursday's announcement was the second major auto factory news in as many days. On Wednesday, Toyota and Mazda announced they would build a $1.6-billion, 4,000-worker plant in Alabama.

https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/chrysler/2018/01/11/fiat-chrysler-in vesting-billion-dollars-warren-truck/1026517001/


 

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  posted on 1/13/2018 at 07:04 PM
Based off of casual observations I make, the Ram truck line had been made in two US plants prior to the Great Recession and the Fiat - Chrysler shotgun marriage. After that they closed the Missouri plant and moved that production to Mexico, all the 2500 and 3500 3/4 and 1 ton trucks were made there and only the 1500 1/2 ton trucks were made in the US. Now it sounds like the entire Ram line will be assembled here.

[Edited on 1/14/2018 by nebish]

 

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  posted on 1/18/2018 at 11:41 PM
NAFTA renegotiations resume with a 6th meeting in Canada next week.

Thom Hartmann had a segment on his show today with a representative from Global Trade Watch on where things stand.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_v6nA3--MDc&feature=youtu.be



[Edited on 1/19/2018 by nebish]

 
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