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Thursday, December 15, 2016

 

Volvo Trucks Pulaski Slashing 500 Jobs

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Roanoke Times, 12-14-2016, Pg 1, 6:  Volvo plant in Pulaski eliminating its second shift.
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Long article that totally ignores the Obama EPA and DOT crippling regulations upon truck design, manufacturing and operations and the associated costs of doing business in the Obama-Environment.
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And certainly not one word about:
McAuliffe: 2016 Will Be 'Banner Economic Year'; For Volvo-Dublin Not So Much
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The recent election highlights the premise that although the Pravda Media has been working overtime for 8-years to hide the negative impacts of Obama’s pen and cell-phone, the voters in 3,084 of the 3,141 (98%) of US counties were not fooled.
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Virginia 33rd Of 50 States In Economic Growth
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Repeat:  McAuliffe: 2016 Will Be 'Banner Economic Year'; For Volvo-Dublin Not So Much

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Obama’s EPA minions weren’t there to explain how their 2006 national “clean-air” regulations that drove up the cost of engines by $10,000 wouldn’t have any adverse consequences.  Contrary to the EPA’s casual dismissal of the negative impacts of it’s flood of rules, the reality is that ten thousand dollars per unit does increase the product cost and impact jobs.
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2006/10/hoping-for-payback.html
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That is now impacted by another $13,000 of additional cost due to:
New Heavy Truck EPA Regulations
http://www.forbes.com/sites/stevebanker/2015/06/01/new-heavy-truck-epa-regulations-to-require-increased-fuel-economy/
The EPA is expected to propose regulations to cut greenhouse-gas emissions from Class 8 trucks, requiring that their fuel economy increase up to 40 percent by 2027, compared with levels in 2010.
The New York Times article also said that the new rules were expected to “add $12,000 to $14,000 to the manufacturing cost of a new tractor-trailer.
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Contrary to Obama and his minion’s assertions, adding $23,000 to the cost of every new Volvo truck built in Dublin has negative consequences and to the Volvo workers “Jobs Matter”!
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