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Old 09-17-2013, 10:36 PM
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"Jo-Mar Spinning will halt operations in Belmont, eliminating 145 jobs within the next two weeks."

"He blamed increased imports, specifically additional U.S. trade with Canada and Mexico brought on by the NAFTA, as the cause of the closing."

Jo-Mar Spinning to shutter, dismiss 145 employees within 2 weeks - Charlotte Business Journal
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:12 AM
 
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Well the textile industry in the US is on death's door, it's not surprising Jo-Mar is shutting down. The parent company makes apparels, and apparel makers have been shifting away from Latin America and moving to Asian countries. I think the blaming on NAFTA is just an excuse.
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:42 AM
 
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well the textile industry in the us is on death's door, it's not surprising jo-mar is shutting down. The parent company makes apparels, and apparel makers have been shifting away from latin america and moving to asian countries. I think the blaming on nafta is just an excuse.
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:01 AM
 
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It surely isn't that we don't have a NEED for these products. So if it isn't trade and offshoring manufacturing, what is it? We can't compete w/ cheaper production of these goods.

Do you know for a FACT that the textile business has shifted to Asia rather than Mexico and Canada? I honestly do not know.
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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It surely isn't that we don't have a NEED for these products. So if it isn't trade and offshoring manufacturing, what is it? We can't compete w/ cheaper production of these goods.

Do you know for a FACT that the textile business has shifted to Asia rather than Mexico and Canada? I honestly do not know.
Does it really matter where it's shifted? It's been going on for a while now and companies need to adjust or market their products better in order to stay in business.

IMO I think this country has done a poor job with America First when it comes to advertising. Seems like everyone complains about NAFTA while enjoying the lower prices NAFTA is responsible for... reminds me of the Southpark Walmart episode where everyone bashed Walmart while walking into the store.
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:37 AM
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IMO I think this country has done a poor job with America First when it comes to advertising. Seems like everyone complains about NAFTA while enjoying the lower prices NAFTA is responsible for... reminds me of the Southpark Walmart episode where everyone bashed Walmart while walking into the store.
I once heard it said that labor represents only 10% of the cost of making a product. Any thoughts on that?
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:39 AM
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It surely isn't that we don't have a NEED for these products. So if it isn't trade and offshoring manufacturing, what is it? We can't compete w/ cheaper production of these goods.
It's a race to the bottom.

I can't believe that Americans are so short sighted, as not to see this.
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:50 PM
 
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Does it really matter where it's shifted?

Well, yes, it matters in the context of this thread as someone said that it was "just an excuse" to put the "blame" for closures on NAFTA.

I was simply asking for a clarification.
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:12 PM
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Many people assume foreign made is cheaper and better. Not true all the time. We occasionally shop at Walmart and I always look for American made products of what I am looking for. Sometimes I find them and many times not. If you don't look and just assume it's not available you will never find it.

I am a strong believer that if you want Americans to buy your products then you should pay them to manufacture them also.

Many people will only buy foreign and they should be thankful that their employer doesn't think that way.
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