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Old 10-15-2008, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Yellow Brick Road
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Sorry about that kid! It's just that when jobs related to energy as with something like ethanol, it's easy to get off track! As far as these new ethanol-related jobs go, with the doubts expressed by many, I wonder how long they might last? Without the subsidy given to ethanol production, would it still be a viable enterprise?

New Jobs are welcome, but if they turn out to be of the "here today - gone tomorrow type", they will be a mixed blessing. We need more jobs that have a long, secure future - preferably ones with health benefits!
I believe once you have the equipment in place, you can make ethanol out of all sorts of materials - including KUDZU!!!!

So I would think . . . the plant is a great idea and the jobs are here to stay.

Now, the ideal thing would be . . . run these ethanol plants like the old Cotton Gins . . . anyone can bring their own materials to be made into fuel . . . and the cost for processing is taken out as a % of the final product.
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Yellow Brick Road
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Here is a story about Ikea hiring here in Charlotte:

IKEA now hiring in Charlotte | WCNC.com | Local News for Charlotte, North Carolina | Local News (http://www.wcnc.com/news/local/stories/wcnc-101408-mw-ikea_hiring.111b260fd.html - broken link)

Please note: there is a link for job applicants . . .
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Monroe, NC
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I believe once you have the equipment in place, you can make ethanol out of all sorts of materials - including KUDZU!!!!

So I would think . . . the plant is a great idea and the jobs are here to stay.

Now, the ideal thing would be . . . run these ethanol plants like the old Cotton Gins . . . anyone can bring their own materials to be made into fuel . . . and the cost for processing is taken out as a % of the final product.
If KUDZU can be made into alcohol, we're saved! I have enough in the buffer area behind my yard to shame Saudi Arabia's energy resources. Does anyone know whether Sawgrass would grow in areas that now grow tobacco? That transformation could produce lots of "Green Energy" jobs!
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Old 10-15-2008, 12:17 PM
 
Location: NE Charlotte, NC (University City)
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You can make wine from the Kudzu bloom, but not the plant itself...
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Old 10-15-2008, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Yellow Brick Road
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You can make wine from the Kudzu bloom, but not the plant itself...
Does this mean we could start a vineyard and bottle wine here?

Now, that would bring jobs to the area . . .
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:52 PM
 
Location: NE Charlotte, NC (University City)
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Not sure if I'd trust wine from a plant that could star in it's own horror movie! It might take root and start growing inside you!
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:51 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Default reightliner plant could pick up 400 to 500 jobs

Mount Holly's Freightliner plant could pick up 400 to 500 jobs making trucks for the military, after the company closes plants in Portland, Ore., in June 2010 Local News: Freightliner could build military trucks in Mount Holly | trucks, company, freightliner : Gaston Gazette (http://www.gastongazette.com/news/trucks_26015___article.html/company_freightliner.html - broken link)
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:00 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Default Fan maker to add jobs in Kings Mountain


Wisconsin-based Greenheck Fan Corp., which operates Kitchen Ventilation Systems, plans to bring 102 additional jobs and product lines to the area over the next three years, almost tripling their employment presence in the area


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Fan maker to add jobs in Kings Mountain (http://www.shelbystar.com/news/company_34284___article.html/additional_mountain.html - broken link)
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Old 10-16-2008, 07:05 AM
 
Location: NE Charlotte, NC (University City)
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...and people say we have economic woes here. Pssh.
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