Skip to comments.Solyndra: Illustrating a Recovery Act Supply Chain (FLASHBACK)
Posted on 09/09/2011 11:40:34 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
President Obama is in Fremont, California today to visit Solyndra, Inc, an innovative solar panel manufacturer that is building a new facility with funding made possible by the Recovery Act.
The direct benefits of this investment are easy to see. The plant expansion now underway has already enabled the creation of over 3,000 construction-related jobs and Solyndra estimates that the new factory could create as many as 1,000 long-term jobs in operations and supply. Likewise, a formerly empty field will soon be home to a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant that produces clean energy products that can be exported to the world.
What the television cameras wont capture are the indirect benefits of supporting Solyndra. The impact of Solyndras success is being felt throughout the chain of companies that supply Solyndra with goods and materials.
The project is creating jobs around the country. Construction materials for the facility itself are being manufactured by workers in Arkansas, Washington, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and 18 other states. The advanced manufacturing equipment is being made by workers in Michigan, Tennessee, Colorado, and 8 other states. The raw materials to run the facility will come from 15 states including Wisconsin, Ohio, and Kentucky. When the first solar panels are shipped in late 2010, they will be delivered by freight companies and installed by even more new workers.
(Excerpt) Read more at whitehouse.gov ...
Solyndra green is taxpayers!
Oh, and one other thing -
you can buy the same products from China for significantly less. Sounds like a business plan to me!
I’m surprised that all refernces to Solyndra on whitehouse.gov have not been sent down the memory hole.
LOL! Needs a pic though...
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