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Old 06-26-2007, 08:33 PM   #10
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Default Re: US vs Japanese Cars and Workers

Originally Posted by revefsreleets View Post
I think we are on parallel thought planes here, I'm just wondering (albeit, optimistically) if it's possible that the US manufacturers could get lean and mean and assume the role that the Japanese took in the late 70's/early 80's?
If the Japanese rested on their laurels like Detroit did after the 60s maybe so, but it is hard to see how they would repeat those mistake, especially with all bets being off once the Chinese figure out how to establish an auto industry.

I was in Pittsburgh in the late 70s when the steel industry went down for the count (including 2 summers working on the coke oven batteries at the J&L Pittsburgh Works where I literally got paid for 8 hours while working 4 hours + double time & 1/2 on holidays) and I see the American auto industry heading in the same direction.

The Steelers practice facility is on the old site of the Pittsburgh Works - maybe GM can sell some land to the Lions.
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