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Old 01-21-2007, 08:12 PM   #39
rtz
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Scroll way down to "MG Motors North America: Ardmore Plant":

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanjing_Automobile_Group

Maybe they are getting that land for free or nearly free considering the tax breaks? There is a GM plant up the road that is supposedly "closed". Though I still see them loading rail cars with new Trailblazers..

Maybe that plant is too big or too old that it couldn't be used instead of building a brand new plant?

The GM plant is at a much better location then where the Chinese plan on building there plant at.

The plant is at the crossroads of I-35 and I-40. It has a huge rail yard behind it and excellent rail access already built. It has a brand new paint shop because of a tornado and it also supposedly has an environmental feature:

http://www.gm.com/company/gmability/...ll_021005.html

http://www.local2209.org/default100c.asp

Just seems to me that it would be cheaper and a better, quicker deal to go ahead and use that plant that is already built then build a brand new one in a small town way down south.
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