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Old 05-23-2013, 10:21 PM
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The fall of Communism preceeded all this.

I wonder if all those against communism realised th implications of its downfall? (Maybe some astute businessmen did...)

As long as the Asian/Chinese etc workers are paid less than those in the West this collapsing of Western manufacturers will continue...
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:15 PM
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I realize and understand that many of the components used in new car assembly lines are produced out of country that we are not going to get away from that situation . But to my understanding and correct me if I'm wrong Fords are built here whether in the United States or Canada with the profits reinvested in Ford as a whole . Ford does produce cars in China and other countries ,but they are sold in those markets and not in North America . General Motors quite the opposite producing cars in Foreign countries (China mainly) and selling them in the North American market , I wonder how they divide their profits . Other car manufacturers (Toyota , Nisson and others) established in North American production assembly lines , do employ our work force but one can garantee all profits return to the mother land . Ian M Greer (REMEMBER NOT ALL BIRDS FLY SOUTH )
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Originally Posted by Ian M Greer View Post
...Fords are built here whether in the United States or Canada with the profits reinvested in Ford as a whole ...
Ford sells a good number of cars in Canada AND they re-invest the money IN CANADA by building car plants and hiring many thousands of Canadians. Ford and GM both, maintain a lot of manufacturing facilities throughout Canada. Windsor Engine Plant has always been Ford's best engine producer. When a Canadian Ford plant closes, Ford always opens another to take its place, as soon as possible. I've experienced this situation many times.

I don't know exactly how GM and Ford are harvesting profits in China. I know GM was there long before Ford and I know China rolls all those companies into one 'state' company. That way the government can automatically share technology within the company. I understand at first, GM could build cars but not take profits out of China. I am sure that has changed, now that China is freely trading with the world.

As I said, New York's Auto Show featured a Chinese car for the first time. It was on display and it was for sale in the USA. - Dave
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