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November 18 2013

Commentary by David Fuller

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On manufacturing in Wisconsin

"Greetings from a loyal subscriber living in, as you put it in Friday's audio, "of all places, Wisconsin!" Obviously, you initially confused the states of Washington and Wisconsin as it relates to the new BMW facility. While Washington will benefit from the BMW plant, Wisconsin is no stranger to manufacturing being the headquarters location of companies such as Harley Davidson, Johnson Controls, Joy Global, Rockwell Automation, Kohler, SC Johnson (aka Johnson Wax), Snap-On Corporation and Oshkosh Truck Corporation to name a few. Combined with a strong German heritage, it is too bad BMW didn't find its way to "fly-over country". Keep up the great work and I look forward to remaining a loyal subscriber for many years to come!"

David Fuller's view

I am not sure how Wisconsin found its way into my Audio, but thanks for pointing it out and enlightening me regarding the manufacturing importance of your state. The "of all places" quote above was not meant to sound disparaging, but I was intrigued that BMW was building this expensive plant in a small town of 20,000 people in the state of Washington. Really cheap energy was clearly a key benefit, given BMW's ovens and furnaces used in the manufacturing of carbon fibre. I am sure competitive energy prices will attract more manufacturing companies to the USA, including the state of Wisconsin. This could be a secular trend. Thanks also for you encouragement and enthusiasm for our service.

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