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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    We need to start packing these shipping containers from China with progressives, environmentalists and Democrat politicians and send them to China.
    Take em to the Mindanao Deep and dump em !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    This will be an almost deathblow to some towns in Illinois.

    Cat employs almost 94000 company wide, and is headquartered in Ill. If they leave that is a lot of jobs, and $ following them. With them follows suppliers, truckers, and so forth. This has got to have gotten the attention of the Gov there now that his high taxes is driving business out of the state.

    If they leave, I hope they jump the river and move into Bettindorf Iowa. That would be an economic boom for Iowa and a sore to Ill having them move just across the river away from them.
    It wouldn't surprise me to see them consolidate their HQ with their financial operations here in Nashville. Can't say it would hurt my feelings, either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    either one would work, but how much of a slap in the face would it be to those assholes that have claimed that Walker's budget/tax moves wouldn't bring jobs to WI and they ended up the new home for Cat?
    Problem is - everyone suspects Walker is not going to last and WI will revert back to union heaven. When WI gets 10 or 15 years of probusiness policies under their belts - then maybe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    This will be an almost deathblow to some towns in Illinois.

    Cat employs almost 94000 company wide, and is headquartered in Ill. If they leave that is a lot of jobs, and $ following them. With them follows suppliers, truckers, and so forth. This has got to have gotten the attention of the Gov there now that his high taxes is driving business out of the state.

    If they leave, I hope they jump the river and move into Bettindorf Iowa. That would be an economic boom for Iowa and a sore to Ill having them move just across the river away from them.
    eh - maybe. The problem there is it wouldn't hurt Illinois badly enough. Employees would be able to stay in Illinois and work in Iowa.
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    The competition from Detroit Diesel, Cummins, and to a lesser extent Navistar (International) has driven Cat to stick with their off road design.

    I drove Detroit DD15's for a while and they would be hard to compete with. But off road - like graders and such - Cat has the market all to themselves.

    Marine engines are mostly Yanmar and Cat. The John Deere engines are actually Yanmar.

    I don't think anyone really competes in both markets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    A good portion of John Deere diesel engines are already Chinese.
    my father in law helped set up a shop over there...employees suck, 90% come off the farm, quite literally within a few days before getting hired, most having never seen heavy machinery of any kind before that
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    Problem is - everyone suspects Walker is not going to last and WI will revert back to union heaven. When WI gets 10 or 15 years of probusiness policies under their belts - then maybe.
    Business are already moving there. If he can get a company like Cat to move there, that would show how well his polices are working.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    my father in law helped set up a shop over there...employees suck, 90% come off the farm, quite literally within a few days before getting hired, most having never seen heavy machinery of any kind before that

    Most farm boys are used to USING that heavy equipment.
    I long for the days when our President actually liked our country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Constitutionally Speaking View Post
    Most farm boys are used to USING that heavy equipment.
    I learned to drive a tractor when I was 9 . . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Constitutionally Speaking View Post
    Most farm boys are used to USING that heavy equipment.
    yes, in the United States. but we're talking China here, their rice is largely handpicked/planted still
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