Skip to comments.Presses from the former Chrysler plant in Twinsburg are headed to China
Posted on 12/16/2011 5:54:52 PM PST by EBH
CLEVELAND, Ohio--The giant presses that once stamped out hoods and door panels at Chrysler's Twinsburg plant are finding new homes -- and one of them is China.
The Gisele Scan, a 469-foot cargo ship docked at the Port of Cleveland, is taking on massive press sections and parts-filled containers for delivery to the Port of Xingang.
It's been slow going because of the weather and the need to carefully position the bulk cargo on board for a safe voyage, said David Gutheil, vice president for maritime and logistics at the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority.
The ship will sail eastward, Gutheil said, crossing the Atlantic Ocean and heading through the Suez Canal.
The presses are ultimately destined for a Hawtai Autobody Co. plant in Kangbashi New District Ordos, Inner Mongolia.
It makes sense that a Chinese company might scoop up some of the presses, said Paul Schroeder, assistant visiting professor of political science at Case Western Reserve University and an expert on China.
The Chinese are often on the lookout for equipment deals when plants close in the United States, he said.
"The auto industry in China is probably the strongest industry right now of any other in the country," Schroeder said. "And it's growing."
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The late Great US of A
Reparations, if you will.
The United States Constitution, Article I, Section 8:
“The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;...To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations,...”
The Tariff Act of 1789 was the first national source of revenue for the newly formed United States.
Yeah...it does sort of feel like that ...
We’re shutting them down and selling it off and China is scrambling to buy what they can’t build themselves...
From the comment section at the link:
“How do you like them apples, UAW? No expensive union contracts where those presses are going. Well, you killed the golden goose and I suspect that there will be more such moves in the future. The government bailout of GM has only delayed their decline.”
Those high tech., high speed, robotic machines went to China. It’s that high tech., high speed equipment that’s putting Americans out of work. [Little irony and sarcasm there. Decades ago, our leaders began sending machines made during WWI to China.]
No big deal. Just sell them to our enemies and help them build communism . . .
Wonder if the Chinese parts made with the big ol presses will rattle like all the Chrysler cars body parts did?
In China the workers don’t get to make a hostage out of their employers’ capital. At least not yet.
It is a big union area of Ohio...and a lot of folks are getting very tired of the union BS.
Where’s the OWS a$$holes who want to shut down the ports. It would work here for me.
Does this mean if I need a new hood, fender, or door panel fix Dodge pickups I will have to buy it from China now?
Thank you UAW. They would rather have no jobs than allow non-union ones.
The way things are going , American will be buying their Kellog’s corn flakes , Skippy peanut butter , and virtually everything else from China someday .
If Government Work Camp, PhonyCare, isn’t totally blotted out, then The Statue of Liberty can be disposed of also.