We have met the enemy and he is ...

We have met the enemy and he is ...

There are 29 comments on the The Morning Call story from Aug 19, 2008, titled We have met the enemy and he is .... In it, The Morning Call reports that:

So, Mack HQ is leaving the Lehigh Valley ... and I say, don't blame local politicians, blame ourselves.

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craig

Farmington, MI

#21 Aug 19, 2008
Ruth Bader wrote:
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According to whom? Americans? Hint: those who want to come here do so for the money, i.e. to take your jobs. Your employers like this because it saves them money and brings down the wages.
America is the most arrogant nation on earth, and probably the most violent. Humble yourself, man.
People like you are the main reason this nation is as divided as it has become. You don't like America? you think this is the most arrogant nation on earth? Then the soloution to your problem is simple. GET THE HELL OUT!!!!!!!!!
Chris Casey

Allentown, PA

#22 Aug 19, 2008
Lower Mac, no need to apologize, I gave an opinion, and I was asked to defend it. All I did was clarify it for you. I drive an General Motors SUV myself, commuting 40 miles each way. I understand the fuel costs very well on many levels
Lower Mac Resident

Allentown, PA

#23 Aug 20, 2008
Ruth Bader wrote:
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America is the most arrogant nation on earth, and probably the most violent..
Are you kidding?!?!?!?
You need a broader source of information.
Ruth Bader

Burnet, TX

#24 Aug 20, 2008
craig wrote:
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People like you are the main reason this nation is as divided as it has become. You don't like America? you think this is the most arrogant nation on earth? Then the soloution to your problem is simple. GET THE HELL OUT!!!!!!!!!
craig, Americans are not only arrogant and violent, but they are fat, lazy and stupid, too. Our forefathers did a good job of creating a nation, but they didn't take into account that folks were going to move to the country and breed with their kin.

Now with the internet and the "mis-information" age, they can achieve critical mass and get their candidates elected. Welcome to 21st century america!
union worker

Stroudsburg, PA

#25 Aug 21, 2008
Bull wrote:
"Volvo has brought in higher engineering standards" ?????
You've got to be kidding, right?
Chris, maybe you should talk to ANYONE in the Mack Engineering group before you make such a rediculous statement.
Or, just explain your take on why Mack's market share, which WAS way above Volvo's, began its slow decline shortly after Volvo FORCED its "Higher Engineering Standards" on Mack.
I agree here, its definitly clear that Chris is confused. If he really knew what goes on inside the EDTC test lab, he'd give a nod to the gods and pray for salvation. I've worked at the TEST CENTER for a long time. First, MACK is #1 in the refuse market, always has been and still is today, MACK is #1 in the construction straight truck market, go ask any GRANITE owner if they'd dare drive anything else. Mack is #2 in the bulk hauler market segment. What makes Mack look so badly is they have been deliberatly HELD BACK as far as developing their highway models, Volvo is strong in this segment and its true that Volvo doesn't want to compete with MACK (in any arena). Again, this is done on purpose. Mack has better engineers & designers as well as better manufactuing processes and Assembly people. MACK has always been more CUSTOMER FOCUSED than anyone. note - Total market share is weighted towards the over-the-road models since those are the highest volumes sold per year. The strategy was simple, Chris, buy the competition and try force-feeding the customers what comes ou the other end. It only took them 8 years to kill this 100 year old company, what a predator.
union worker

Stroudsburg, PA

#26 Aug 21, 2008
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Mack was at the TOP in market share when Volvo bought them. Volvo was at the BOTTOM. Now, Mack's down there with them because Volvo would not let Mack be the customer oriented company that earned them their reputation.
Another fact I can confirm. Mack enjoyed 13.3% of the total market in 2000, today they are around 5.9%. Navistar (an american company) should of bought MACK. Just wait till you folks see the SCR technology on the refuse trucks, its very disturbing. Why do you need 500HP to haul garbage @ 40mph? If Volvo would of LISTENED they COULD OF used a smaller engine that would not of needed SCR. But dont ask me, go on mack trucks website and talk SCR with Dave McKenna, he was trained very well to give all the right answers.
cjc

Mechanicsburg, PA

#27 Aug 22, 2008
Weird wrote:
<quoted text>I get it sparky, calm down.
Sorry, I was orried you might be dull or something.
Leif Johansson

San Pierre, IN

#28 Sep 3, 2008
When we bought Mack it was our intent to kill off the brand. How can Volvo compete with mack when they had so much of a strong hold in the volcational market. Volvo does not care that Mack has a long reputable history. We are only out to better the volvo brand, period. If we had let mack continue to be driven as a customer frinedly brand it would have made us look really bad. There is a reason that so many R and B model Macks last 40 years. How can we compete with that?

leif johansson
ex Volvo C.E.O
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New Bedford, MA

#29 Sep 15, 2008
Who are you people?

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