Local manufacturing is on an upswing

There are 2 comments on the The Bennington Banner story from Apr 19, 2012, titled Local manufacturing is on an upswing. In it, The Bennington Banner reports that:

Some of Bennington's largest manufacturing firms are beginning to see growth after a deep and persistent recession, driven largely by a resurgent auto industry.

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Alex

United States

#5 Apr 19, 2012
Elmers Offshore Services wrote:
Aren't these the same people that laid off last year?
The article doesn't state *where* the jobs would be located. Will 85 jobs be in Bennville, or most of them in Michigan, you know the place where they build cars? Do you think they'd want a supply chain that costs $1,500 a truckload or $200 a truckload to deliver parts?
Elmer, somtin ain't not right wit dis fairytale....

The last sales year of the Viper they sold a whopping 370 vehicles
and these new ones no doubt are going to be priced over $100,000 with the SRT/GTS model coming in at around $130,000....
Chrysler says they are only going to produce 2000 of these in 2013
for worldwide sales and only 40% of the exterior will be carbon fiber,(Hood Roof and Rear Deck) and the remainder of the body will be made of aluminum making it only 100lbs lighter....

Somebody blowing smoke up somebodies ass with this article if they think its going to require more employees working 24/7....

By the way, Corvette sales are sluggish due to their $130,000 price tag and not because of new body styles....
Dr Pendyke

Great Barrington, MA

#11 May 16, 2012
Markey please come back to our clinic. We can cure the voices you hear in your empty worthless head.We have a new cure for mill rat itice.You only need to hook up the jumper cables to your ears and plug the other end in and you will become as close to normal as anyone whose brain is afflicted with mill rat union mania.

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