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BA Deere
Honored Advisor

President-elect Trump already saves Ford SUV plant

Trump hasn`t even been sworn in yet and a Kentucky Ford factory is surrendering by anouncing that it WILL NOT MOVE TO MEXICO.  You see, people all it takes is the threat of a good man doing the right thing and things start to straighten out.

 

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-11-18/trump-says-ford-called-to-say-keeping-lincoln-plan...

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RJG640v8
Advisor

Re: President-elect Trump already saves Ford SUV plant

another fake news story based only off of a Trump tweet.

 

no wonder you guys fell for this guy.

 

it was one model, the MKC, not the whole Plant.

Canuck_2
Senior Contributor

Re: President-elect Trump already saves Ford SUV plant

They fall for it everytime RJG.

That is why the people setting up sites for click bait like the Trump supporters so well.

 

A little critical thinking would know that a decision like that was not made in the last week or so.

RJG640v8
Advisor

Re: President-elect Trump already saves Ford SUV plant

how soon they forget........................... remember Gubmint Motors..................... they would have all been gone had the Gubmint not kept them afloat and helped them gain back some vitality.  Ohhhh how they howled on here saying to let them fail !!   We live in perilous times when propaganda is news.

BA Deere
Honored Advisor

Re: President-elect Trump already saves Ford SUV plant

I`ve always said that the bailout of GM wasn`t the stupidiest thing that Obama did....however, wasn`t it basically a bailout of the unsustainable pension obligations?  It`s the legacy costs that killed General Motors, like a ponzi scheme of social security, it works fine when there are 20 people paying in and one collecting, but as you get closer to "20 collecting and one paying in" it becomes unsustainable.  That`s probably one of a dozen reasons that companies like to move out of the country, to pay a Mexican or Chinaman $2/hr with NO $105,000 pension bennefits as the retired Detroit boy`s unions got for them.

 

I don`t know if General Motors would`ve went away without a bailout, International Harvester merged with Tenneco and became "Case IH", Daimler took over Chrysler & Jeep,  Massey and Allis are now "Agco" brands.  GM may have done something similar.

 

The surprise election and the landslide and change of tone had to have given Ford and every other global company second thoughts...the gig is up!  Why move a division to Mexico only to see a tariff of 35% slapped on SUVs coming back here next year?  

 

RG, some jobs were saved, rejoice!

RJG640v8
Advisor

Re: President-elect Trump already saves Ford SUV plant

 

 

 

Either the MKC was staying or the Focus was staying, the other is going to Mex, and the net result was that the Louisville Plant was not closing, or losing any jobs.   Doesn't look like much to take credit for. 

Canuck_2
Senior Contributor

Re: President-elect Trump already saves Ford SUV plant

You do not  understand how decisions are made in large corporations BA.

Son works in a manufacturing plant for auto industry.

The topic of Ford and the car lines being built came up yesterday when he was visiting and he just laughed that anyone thought that was made or changed in the last week.

He said that decision was made months ago if not last year and he also said the only real decision was which line would be built in which country.

Nothing really changed.

 

But for those who just believe you all can just jump on that story and you will make some techy money on his site full of click bait.

BA Deere
Honored Advisor

Re: President-elect Trump already saves Ford SUV plant

"click bait"?????  For Bloomberg News?   That was my source.  

 

It`s like if you`re on the fence about selling corn and news comes out on a drought developing and China making a surprise purchase, you tweek your plans as well.   The decisions Ford made to move were based on the wife of the signer of NAFTA winning the whitehouse.  The decision to stay in Kentuckty was made at the surprise election of a guy that won saying he world redo NAFTA.