Wednesday, March 03, 2010

How Eco-Stimulus Works--for the Other Guys

Yesterday, a Spanish choochoo manufacturer announced that they will inhabit the old A O Smith works and collect a bunch of tax credits from Wisconsin.

By no co-incidence, an 80++-year-old Milwaukee metal fabricator and choochoo builder announced its move into receivership. Seems the Doylet Line didn't need US manufacturers.

Same kinda thing here.

Thanks to the Pelosi-Reid-Obama Stimulus a Chinese company is helping build a massive wind farm in west Texas. The firm will receive $450 million in Stimulus cash. The project will save or create 300 jobs in Texas and 2,000 manufacturing jobs in China.

With more success stories like this, Doylet/Barrett--and Obama--will surely secure election victories.

But maybe they'll be in Spain, or Red China.


Dave Reid said...

Umm 1. Super Steel does not build the cars used for this type of HSR. 2. It is actually pretty likely that when Super Steel exits receivership, they will get work from.... Talgo as will numerous other companies in Wisconsin and the U.S.

Dad29 said...

I know that SS doesn't build EuroTrains.

Are you proposing that they cannot figure it out? I guess only 80 years of custom-fabrication isn't quite enough, eh?

"Pretty likely" is not the same as "contract in hand", Dave.