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Old 12-26-2014, 12:16 PM
 
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You missed what I was saying all together in my last post. In Japan and Germany where Craftsmanship and good engineering are considered priority one the two (manufacturing and Corporate) are intertwined. Especially in the culture of Mercedes. They want their engineers and researchers close to the action at their most important manufacturing facilities and they want their corporate leaders close to the engineers (most of their corporate execs are engineers or former engineers) It's a drastically different concept than the direction American car makers took after Henry Ford and the Dodge boys died and frankly one that produces superior cars.

We will see.
I didn't miss it at all; that's why I said BMW made it clear that the corporate HQ wasn't coming to SC which doesn't really support what you're saying. And if what you're saying *does* have any merit, then that would be an argument for Alabama (possibly Birmingham), not Savannah. And you're completely dismissive of the role of air travel here; let's not forget that the international headquarters is in Germany and I'd think having an airport with direct flights there would be at least a little important. With that in mind, Atlanta is really the only location that makes sense.

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Old 12-26-2014, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Savannah is not in the running for the HQ and never will be.

They are not moving from the NYC suburbs with easy access to Newark airport and non stops to Germany to freaking Savannah. The national HQ needs to be somewhere with good domestic and international airport access.
Agree with you on this. However, I would like to see them ship their cars through there eventually. Definitely excited about the port expansion for both Savannah and Georgia.
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Old 12-27-2014, 04:31 AM
 
Location: Atlanta ,GA
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Agree with you on this. However, I would like to see them ship their cars through there eventually. Definitely excited about the port expansion for both Savannah and Georgia.
Well the cars will going through Brunswick not Savannah. That's where the the import car facility is for the East coast.
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