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LSULEFTY
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why aren't there more factory jobs in the South?


Rather in the Red States where you don't have to join a Union. I just don't get this union stuff. People can't run their own business?






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DeltaDoc
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re: why aren't there more factory jobs in the South?


There are lots of factories in the South. What are you talking about?





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Burt Reynolds
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re: why aren't there more factory jobs in the South?


Many factories in the south because the north is so heavily unionized. Come to Houston dude. You will see more factories than anywhere else.





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TrueTiger
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re: why aren't there more factory jobs in the South?


Part of it is legacy.

Why did Henry Ford and the others choose an area with nasty winters that are far away from ocean ports?

What drew them there in the first place?






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TheHiddenFlask
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re: why aren't there more factory jobs in the South?


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Rather in the Red States where you don't have to join a Union. I just don't get this union stuff. People can't run their own business?


There are a ton of legacy factories in the rust belt because 60 years ago, getting the raw materials to the site was the most expensive part of manufacturing.

The unions have suffocated the manufacturers in the union states because they know that moving a factory is incredibly expensive and they can screw their employers. What they don't realize is that they are past the tipping point and manufacturing jobs aren't being added there.

The recently built plants have been mostly in RTW states. No?






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LeClerc
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re: why aren't there more factory jobs in the South?


Ringworm





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Y.A. Tittle
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re: why aren't there more factory jobs in the South?


Nice fail thread, bro.





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buckboudreaux
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re: why aren't there more factory jobs in the South?


population.......great lakes.....advanced roads...rail system.....im sure some puss too





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TigerDog83
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re: why aren't there more factory jobs in the South?


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What drew them there in the first place


Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, etc. all had access to the tremendous water resources of the great lakes.






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constant cough
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re: why aren't there more factory jobs in the South?


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There are lots of factories in the South. What are you talking about?



Yeah I don't know what he's talking about all those factory jobs that where in the rust belt states have already moved south if they haven't left for china.






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Champagne
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What drew them there in the first place?


Gotta be those sexy Detroit chicks.






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CITWTT
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re: why aren't there more factory jobs in the South?


Most of the older factories existed in the north since the early part of last century and became unionized back then as well. If you look at the newer factories (domestic or foriegn) they are in the south. The Saturn factory was the first non-union factory operated by GM. A trip through the BMW factory will blow your mind in terms of how thier employees are treated. The cafeteria is a notch below a three star restaurant for what is offered. Everyone that works at it eats the same meal offerings from janitor to the manager of operations.





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