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Old 12-02-2018, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Zaro Tundov View Post

TPP would have helped contain China by forming a pacific trade pact that excluded China. It had issues, but they could have been fixed if the political will and leadership were there. Instead we have rising raw material costs and crops rotting in storage. Nobody wins in a tit for tat tariff battle, most of all the consumer.
We wouldn't be in this situation if there was political will over the past 30 years, with China stealing our intellectual property, and imposing huge tariffs on U.S. goods. Go try to build a car or sell a car in China. Good luck with that. Meanwhile China is now the largest car market. How long are we going to get screwed over before we do something about it?

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Old 12-03-2018, 01:40 PM
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BGA capacity is NOT 74,000
LMC is a consulting firm that throws stuff out there to drum up business for themselves. I can find no evidence that LMC is employed by GM in ANY capacity, and based on that, LMC's guess of BGA's capacity is worthless. It's too bad it's gotten so much play, once again confirming that one should not believe everything one reads on the internet.

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Old 12-03-2018, 05:26 PM
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That nonsense LMC number only keeps getting play because one of the least credible people in this discussion keeps posting it in this forum, but the vast majority understand that's not a real number, and most of the rest of the posts are rebuttals of his unfounded assertions.

It's purely a theoretical number if a plant could actually run with no shutdowns 24/7/365, which is not practical. The current claimed 27% rate is also derived from that number, meaning it's not a realistic number either.

The new/reconfigured plant, by most accounts, was not built to increase capacity, per se, but to improve corporate agility, quality, and efficiency. Actual full capacity is more realistically 50K units per year running 2 shifts 11 months a year. That 3rd 8 hour period is necessary for maintenance and repairs.

By most accounts, C7 production is still profitable at the current decreased production rate.

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