|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sun, 7 Dec 2008 23:16:39 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Ford plant, Monroe, Michigan|
Let's turn sour taste of Ford plant closing into lemonade Opinion Monroe News (MI) December 7, 2008It now appears that the final days of Ford Motor Co.'s Monroe plant are at hand.
Best estimates are that sometime early next year, after removing the last machines, fixtures and equipment, they'll turn out the lights and the place, effectively, will become an empty factory - a footnote in the historic decline of the U.S. auto industry.
Of course, everyone would like to see another industry move into the place to fill the huge economic void left by the facility.
But most who seem to be in the know also know that portions of the plant are too obsolete, too big and too inefficient to be of much more productive use to anyone.
It would be great if some new industry came in and bought the property, razed the old plant and put up a state-of-the-art high-tech place that would provide jobs to another three generations.
... For the entire article, see http://www.monroenews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081207/SLATCOLUMN/112079986/-1/COLUMNISTS -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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