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if you build it, they won't come?!.....IKEA closing only U.S. furniture factory.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 16, 2019 06:10AM
......300 jobs gone.....they found it to be cheaper to make it overseas....


IKEA closing only US furniture factory, cutting 300 jobs

.....IKEA said it will close its only US factory at the end of the year, cutting 300 jobs, as it will be more cost effective to make the products in Europe and import them.

The global big-box furniture store, known for its Swedish meatballs and sometimes incomprehensible assembly instructions, said raw material costs were too high compared to plants in Europe meaning prices at the plant in the southern Virginia town of Danville were "significantly higher."

"We made every effort to improve and maintain the competitiveness of this plant, but unfortunately the right cost conditions are not in place to continue production in Danville, VA for the long-term," Bert Eades, the company's site manager, said in a statement last week.

The factory, which opened in 2008 to produce wood shelves and storage units for the US and Canadian markets, will close in December.

"We will do everything we can in the coming months to support our co-workers through this change as they look for new jobs and training opportunities," Eades said.

IKEA, which has production units at 24 sites in nine countries, with about 20,000 workers, said it will work with labor representatives and US agencies to provide job search assistance.



will be imported now.........?!



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Re: if you build it, they won't come?!.....IKEA closing only U.S. furniture factory.....
Posted by: Bernie
Date: July 16, 2019 06:50AM
I will trade you one IKEA for a VOLVO.
Volvo CEO laments Sweden’s high crime rate, says company might move its HQ abroad




Staunton, Virginia
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Re: if you build it, they won't come?!.....IKEA closing only U.S. furniture factory.....
Posted by: Speedy
Date: July 16, 2019 07:08AM
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Bernie
I will trade you one IKEA for a VOLVO.
Volvo CEO laments Sweden’s high crime rate, says company might move its HQ abroad

LOL, that is from rt.com. Includes link to no-go zones. If Volvo moves it is only because the rest of the Chinese owned company is already in China.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: if you build it, they won't come?!.....IKEA closing only U.S. furniture factory.....
Posted by: mattkime
Date: July 16, 2019 07:09AM
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Bernie
I will trade you one IKEA for a VOLVO.
Volvo CEO laments Sweden’s high crime rate, says company might move its HQ abroad

You realize that rt is a Russian propaganda outlet, right?



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Re: if you build it, they won't come?!.....IKEA closing only U.S. furniture factory.....
Posted by: Bernie
Date: July 16, 2019 07:51AM
Your TRUSTED media does not cover news that does not fit their agenda any more than mine covers yours.




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Re: if you build it, they won't come?!.....IKEA closing only U.S. furniture factory.....
Posted by: Acer
Date: July 16, 2019 08:49AM
Get your news from wherever you want, but look at the primary sources underlying that. Don't stop with the spin. What are the official statistics on crime in Sweden? What trends do they show? How are various crimes categorized and counted? Have the tabulation systems changed over time and how much affect may have that had on the trends?
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Re: if you build it, they won't come?!.....IKEA closing only U.S. furniture factory.....
Posted by: pdq
Date: July 16, 2019 08:58AM
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Bernie
Your TRUSTED media does not cover news that does not fit their agenda any more than mine covers yours.

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Re: if you build it, they won't come?!.....IKEA closing only U.S. furniture factory.....
Posted by: mrp-admin
Date: July 16, 2019 01:23PM
Let's please keep this thread from going to the political side.

Thank you
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Re: if you build it, they won't come?!.....IKEA closing only U.S. furniture factory.....
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: July 16, 2019 02:05PM
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Acer
Get your news from wherever you want, but look at the primary sources underlying that. Don't stop with the spin. What are the official statistics on crime in Sweden? What trends do they show? How are various crimes categorized and counted? Have the tabulation systems changed over time and how much affect may have that had on the trends?

Just remember; they'll "spin" their official reports, just like whatever news outlet you care to name will "spin" their reporting of those official reports. Yes, look at all that... then try to notice what "holes" they left in their categories.



Paul F.
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