Discussion in 'Economy' started by KissMy, Aug 31, 2010.
In Toledo, the 'Glass City,' New Label: Made in China
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Yup, My thoughts exactly.
Plus most people who buy windows want to see through them, so holding back a trade secret like jet black glass while giving up all the other glass technology secrets is very stupid IMHO.
Part of the fault is due to laziness on the part of potential US competitors. One US competitor said something in corporate speak, "We try to hit the sweet spots in terms of volumes," explains Don McCann, architectural design manager at Viracon Inc. in Owatonna, Minn. "Our business model is geared toward the common sizes."
Translation: we are too fat and lazy to do it.
Not really imo. Just a different business model.
having the capacity to produce custom work on an industrial scale is high end work.
Producing mass manufactured products is high volume, low profit work.
The deal is that China has a huge advantage in extra, extra value added products because their labor costs are far lower than ours are. While their materials and energy costs are closer to comparable.
If we have a niche to exploit it is mass manufacturing that is fully automated.
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