Freightliner trucks built in Mexico
Posted in the Logistics Forum
#1 Feb 27, 2010
I am writing on behalf of approximately 3000 laid off American workers . These workers were employed at Freightliner's US plants located in North Carolina.
We are aware that most Freightliner Trucks are being produced at Freightliner's Santiago Mexico plant. We are asking that you contact Daimler Trucks North America ( Freightliner ) and demand that your next be produced in the US , thereby supporting unemployed Americans who desperately need and want to work in order to support their families and their communities.
We believe the decision to build your truck outside the U.S. does nothing to strengthen the US economy at a time when the economy is in undeniably bad shape. We have workers who have been unemployed for over two years now that want and need to work. Please contact Daimler now and ask them (Freightliner) to support the U.S. economy where their own fortunes have been made in the U.S.A. since 1942.
We are asking that you support our "Buy American Campaign "
Any assistance you can give will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time and consideration of this very serious issue to the american worker .
Bessemer City, North Carolina
#2 Apr 13, 2011
Well I am speachless not that I havent known this for A long time IT dont suprise me such a cheap truck is built in mexico, Thanks for supporting the country and people who made you what you are,
#3 Aug 2, 2011
It is truly unfortunate that manufacturing has to be moved to countries with cheaper labor. Also, unfortunate that Americans always look for the lowest price available when buying their new trucks. Lowest price available for anything, Wal-Mart is proof of that. Fairly certain, the majority of Wal-Mart's goods are manufactured in foreign countries as well. If the vast majority of Americans disagreed with outsourcing product manufacturing to foreign countries where production is cheaper, they'd likely stop shopping at Wal-mart. That hasn't happened yet. America is changing. The United States grew up as a nation of manufacturing. It has now evolved into a country of service. Wal-Mart failed in Germany. Why? Because their culture is built on service and product specialization. If we don't want to work in a manufacturing facility for Mexican wages. Let's reevaluate and educate ourselves in the new America. Our economy depends on a great service industry. American manufacturing is the past. Let's look toward the future and build a better economy with great service!
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