Skip to comments.America first, with Germany’s help
Posted on 01/08/2018 9:39:43 AM PST by GonzoII
Donald Trump wants more companies foreign and domestic to produce goods in the United States. We spoke to German companies already in the US about whether theyll take the bait.
Jim Sheak remembers the good old days when Akron, Ohio, was a major manufacturing hub. The tire company Goodyear was founded here back in 1898, giving it the nickname Rubber City. Then, one by one in the past three decades, Goodyear and companies like it reduced their presence or pulled out entirely. Akron, like many Rust Belt cities, was left with empty factories and a shrinking population.
Ironically, thats exactly what made Akron an attractive town for Roechling, a German car supplier that opened its second North American plant here in 2012. Not only does Akron sit close to major carmakers in Detroit and Indiana, which Roechling supplies, but it came with a hungry and skilled workforce, such as Mr. Sheak, who is now a plant manager.
(Excerpt) Read more at global.handelsblatt.com ...
Darned nice to see the FR main page get a little attention from those who can post, putting up meaningful and informative stories, instead of off somewhere else in private rooms.
Have they considering hiring or training an American for regular maintenance work?
NCR made Dayton. Then NCR missed the move to electronic cash registers and closed most of its factories and Dayton collapsed. There is no NCR anymore, nor Dayton. In the late 70s it looked like Berlin in 1945.
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