• WhyNot avatar WhyNot Posted: 10/29/2012 3:59pm PDT

    Another case of "depends on the definition of IS". These jobs are not being created in the US of A, so why would you not admit that creating them in China is effectively outsourcing by a company that we taxpayers bailed out with our hard earned tax money.

  • richard avatar Richard Posted: 10/30/2012 4:35am PDT

    If we want to stick with that narrow view of outsourcing, we're going to have to start pointing a lot more fingers. Ford and GM, for example, build huge numbers of cars in foreign countries for ease of distribution. And other companies like Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, and BMW have plants in the U.S. to do the same thing.

    So while this is technically a form of outsourcing, I would argue that it's a far cry from Apple, which conducts nearly all of its major manufacturing in one foreign plant, then has products shipped back to the U.S. What Chrysler and other automakers do (i.e. building products in multiple locations for ease of distribution and accommodating widely varying styles/standards) seems a very different thing.

  • WhyNot avatar WhyNot Posted: 10/29/2012 4:02pm PDT

    What post on the Obama campaign team does Richard Read hold? His writing is absolutely shameful in it attempt to be biased for Obama.

  • fb_1718187826 avatar Kenneth Posted: 10/29/2012 10:35am PDT

    If Jeep is built in China, Fiat can keep it. How many American would by a car made in China. So far they have killed our pet's, poison our children with lead in toy's, and have given us toxic drywall.

  • richard avatar Richard Posted: 10/29/2012 11:31am PDT

    Please read the article: Jeep is not moving to China. Jeep may build some Jeep vehicles for Chinese consumers in China. Big difference. Jeeps for U.S. consumers will continue to be made in North America.

  • fb_100000726653243 avatar Harry Posted: 10/29/2012 6:06pm PDT

    I remember when Rheem ( owned by the Japanese )said they were only building a plant in Mexico to build their builder grade and differently branded heat pumps. They said the same thing. When finished they closed their Milledgeville, GA plant. I would not bet on that Richard.

  • richard avatar Richard Posted: 10/30/2012 4:41am PDT

    Well, I agree that we can never be entirely sure about these things. But see my comment below: Jeep is basically doing what every other automaker on the planet does to facilitate distribution and accommodate widely varying styles/standards. It's essentially the same as Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes, Volkswagen and others building plants in the U.S. That's not to say we shouldn't keep an eye on it, only that it's not especially unusual. (Also, I think Jeep would face real problems with U.S. customer loyalty if it moved production to China. But that's an article for another day.)