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Old 08-04-2017, 11:02 AM
 
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More Trump effect.

You may not be a fan of imports but these are still jobs being created here in America.

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/s...--finance.html

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Japanese automakers Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. plan to spend $1.6 billion to build a joint-venture auto manufacturing plant in the U.S. — a move that will create up to 4,000 jobs, both sides said Friday.
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Old 08-04-2017, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Flyover Country
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Not controversial, not politics, pure speculation.
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Old 08-04-2017, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Pine Grove,AL
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More Trump effect.

You may not be a fan of imports but these are still jobs being created here in America.

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/s...--finance.html
That isnt that the article says
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Old 08-04-2017, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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Well that's good news. But if anyone thinks this kind of thing is unique to Trump (or even republicans), they've got another thing coming.

What the Trump cultists who get all their info from Breitbart don't understand is that there are new factories, plant expansions and hiring sprees going on all the time, no matter who is president. It's only when suddenly their Guru gets elected do they start paying attention, and because they never paid attention before they think it's all something new and different that's never happened before, or at least not for decades. I'm sorry to inform you, but while the Toyota/Mazda announcement is nice, it's not particularly unusual.

All of the following announcements were made between March 2014 and September 2016, when a certain president whose last name began with an "O" was in office. Interesting the Trump cultists weren't writing "MAGA" when these things were announced.

BMW plans $1 billion expansion in South Carolina
GM to add 1,400 Michigan jobs with new Chevrolet Volt on the way
Boeing plans fast start to 777X buildings in Everett
New carpet plant in Carbondale, Ga., could be world's biggest
Giti, a Singapore tire company, to bring 1,700 jobs to Chester County, S.C., invest $560 million
SolarCity plans world's largest solar panel plant in upstate N.Y.
Chinese company to invest $2 billion, create 2,000 jobs in Chesterfield, VA
Volkswagen to spend $900 million at Tennessee plant to build new SUV, add 2,000 jobs
3,850 jobs may eventually come to South Jersey waterfront
East Tennessee auto supplier creates 1,000 jobs
Tesla's Reno 'Gigafactory' would create jobs bonanza
Wentzville GM plant adding third shift, 750 jobs
Ford to add 850 jobs at Dearborn factories for new F-150 truck
Ford will add 1,200 jobs at Claycomo plant for its new Transit van
Vertex Rail to bring 1,300 jobs to Wilmington, invest $50 million in production facility
Google could hire 30,000 in Bay Area based on tech titan's development spree
Fuyao set to double hiring at Moraine plant to 1,500 jobs
Cerner Corp Breaks Ground on $4.45B Campus With 16,000 Jobs in Kansas City, Missouri
Ford will add 900 workers at Claycomo plant to build the F-150 truck
Daimler to build South Carolina plant, creating 1,300 jobs
Nissan to add 1,000 jobs in Smyrna
GM mulls expansion of SUV plant in Texas
GM to add 2,500 jobs, invest $1B at Warren Tech Center
Volvo factory to bring 4,000 jobs to South Carolina
Continental Tire confirms it will create 2,500 jobs in Hinds County, Mississippi
FCA investing $1B, adding 1,000 jobs at Jeep plants
Sentury Tire confirms plans for $530 million, 1,000-job plant in Georgia

This is also just a fraction of what was going on during that time. I only collected the larger announcements.

Apologies that some of these are broken links (I started collecting these a while ago). If you don't believe any particular headline linked here I will be happy to find a replacement. I've actually been doing this since about 2003.

And the following multi-billion-dollar ethane cracker plant in Pennsylvania was first talked about, conceived of, and given the final go-ahead while Obama was in office.

June 8, 2016: Shell PA Cracker Plant Project a Lot Bigger Than First Thought
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Yesterday MDN was one of the first to bring you the fantastic news that Shell has decided to move forward with building their multi-billion dollar ethane cracker plant (see Breaking: Shell Pulls the Trigger, PA Ethane Cracker is a Go!). Shell mentioned their positive final investment decision (FID) as part of a larger, wide-ranging announcement on their plans for the next few years and beyond. They were slow off the mark, but Shell finally issued a separate press release about the FID for the Monaca, PA ethane cracker plant complex. As usually happens with a story this big, more details have come out after the initial announcement. For example: Shell’s initial estimate for the cost of the project, more than four years ago, was “$2-$3 billion.” Now? They won’t say. But some news sources are reporting it will be closer to a $6 billion investment. One even goes as high as $11 billion! ...
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Old 08-04-2017, 11:15 AM
 
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NAFTA talks start this month

NAFTA Talks Will Centre On Mexico's Dominance Of Auto Industry, Insiders Say
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Old 08-04-2017, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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Per link, looks like the plant could land in Mississippi.

Toyota is the world's largest automaker and has been manufacturing/ assembling cars in the US for 30 years.

Foreign manufacturers seem to prefer Right to Work states, which does not preclude labor organization.
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Old 08-04-2017, 11:24 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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More Trump effect.

You may not be a fan of imports but these are still jobs being created here in America.

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/s...--finance.html

WHAT part of "Toyoda denied that Trump's views influenced his decision." is this mystical 'Trump effect"?
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Old 08-04-2017, 11:26 AM
 
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How many of those plans to build pants here have actually started construction? It's very easy to make headlines about building a plant here, then in future canceling such plans.

The first thing that popped into my head about any plans to built a plant on USA soil is where do they expect to get the workers to build these plants. I read a few reports about construction projects having higher cost and taking longer to build due to lack of workers. The problem is that after the housing bubble many construction workers have not return and construction companies are having a hard time attracting new workers into the construction business.
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Old 08-04-2017, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Flyover Country
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WHAT part of "Toyoda denied that Trump's views influenced his decision." is this mystical 'Trump effect"?
Whoops.
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Old 08-04-2017, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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How many of those plans to build pants here have actually started construction? It's very easy to make headlines about building a plant here, then in future canceling such plans.
The same could be true of the Toyota/Madza announcement.

Most of them have started construction, and, glancing through them, many are already completed. Some of them were expansions of existing plants/facilities. You can browse through them and maybe do some research yourself if you like.
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