Well, NLRB... let’s see you try to stand in the way of THIS one.
Poll at this link badly needs Freeping!
China is insisting that firms that want to use China’s rare earth metals produce their products in China instead of just exporting the raw materials to be finished elsewhere.
Arguably, this makes sense to a country that has a historically justifiable reason to be sensistive to colonial mercantilism. But in this case I believe it has more to do with China trying to steal tech from the West.
Why not? Apple would have to be out of their freaking minds to even think about putting a manufacturing plant in California. They’d do better just flushing the profits down the drain if they had a high-dollar plant there with (ugh!) Unionized California employees. They would end up so far in the hole it wouldn’t be funny.
My understanding is that Foxconn, not Apple is building the plant, though the plant will be dedicated to Apple mobile devices.
The other thing to note is that Apple has billions upon billions of dollars in foreign-earned profit that they cannot bring back to the U.S. without confiscatory taxes. So, they’ve got to do something with it outside the U.S., such as building manufacturing plants.
Ol Jer got a fortune cookie in the mail. It read
“Go suck a California lemon you stupid shirt”
Easy solution for un-American companies!
Apple would it hurt you to PUT AQMERICANS to work?? the cost of Labor in China is not as cheap as it was.
How does the poster child for liberalism and the 99% get away with charging exorbitant prices, paying their workers a pittance in their stores, outsourcing a huge amount of their labor and still retain the image of an Occupy Wallstreeter with deodorant?
You would expect all their executives to be hanging by their heels off the Oakland Bay Bridge after having their bodies dragged through the streets of Cupertino by mobs of tweeting college rabble rousers
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That sounds about right but the plant will be much larger than $210-million. More like a billion (my intuitive guess). Apple want to keep the numbers on the down low for tax and PR reasons.
Foxconn does the real greasy work. Faggy Apple guys in Cupertino California are in charge of hype, advertising and distribution and getting the herd to vote for Obama
Well, that’s where the supply chain is.
There’s a lot more to having a factory than just the factory. You have to be able to get all the parts where needed in a very short time, and be able to make corrections at one factory without shutting down another.
Say one tiny screw is flawed. For whatever reason, it must be redesigned, remanufactured, and redelivered - by the millions. You don’t make the screws in-house, you buy ‘em from another factory. What happens? The new iPhone factory, for most practical purposes, _shuts_down_ because they can’t keep making iPhones with flawed screws. In China, the proximity and interaction of those factories is such that they can be churning out new screws and have ‘em delivered in a few hours. In California, that new factory may be halted for days or weeks because those screws are - tada - made in China. Keeping just-in-time inventory in mind, the consequences of such a delay for such a “minor” component are staggering.
Not sayin’ it’s a good thing. Just sayin’ that’s what is. You can build a new factory in California, but churning high-complexity stuff out fast enough - given that it’s all built from stuff made in other factories, much of which is in turn from other factories - just can’t compete when most of the parts come from across the ocean. CA drove out the manufacturing infrastructure; getting upset that a new high-tech factory isn’t built there misses huge points.
When I bought my new Ipad, I watched it as it shipped after manufacture from Chengdu China.
Works like a dream unlike most of the Obama supporters here in Kalifornia!