Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Here's whereYOUR Auto Bail out money is going..Brazil !!!

Can you belive we allow this kind of stuff to go on at OUR expense ?? Wake up sheeple !!! This is your money that is being used to bail out these poor auto makers. And they take it to Brazil to employ 500 people and is expected to generate 1,300 more indirectly. GRRRR !!!!! So much for your job if you work for the auto industry.
General Motors Brazil, along with officials from the Santa Catarina State and Joinville City, announced today the company's decision to build a new engine and automotive components plant in that city.
The new plant will require investments of approximately US$ 200 million and is scheduled to begin production in the 4th quarter of 2009 -- only 19 months from the announcement. The plant will employ 500 people and is expected to generate 1,300 indirect jobs.
"The decision to build a new engine plant in Brazil is essential to our ability to expand vehicle production capacity throughout the Mercosul Region," said Jaime Ardila, President of General Motors Brazil and Mercosul.
José Carlos Pinheiro Neto, vice-president of GM Brazil, said, "The plant is part of GM Brazil's strategy to place facilities in the most advantageous locations and Joinville City provides a fantastic infrastructure and has highly skilled labor."
The facility will be approximately 500,000 square meters with the plant itself comprising an area of approximately 60,000 square meters. The plant will have the capability to produce 120,000 engines and 50,000 cylinder heads per year and, when at full capacity, it will operate on 3 shifts.
The plant will include some of the most advanced processes in the area of engine machining and assembly, and cylinder head manufacturing. The machining process incorporates flexible machines with control systems that provide for rapid production changes to volume, technical changes and product improvements. In addition, the sophisticated engine test system enables operators to test engines without using fuel (gasoline or ethanol). As a result, the electrically-powered system essentially eliminates the generation of contaminants inside the plant.
Adhemar Nicolini, General Director of GM Powertrain for Latin America, Africa and Middle East, said, "An example of environmental responsibility at the plant is the closed looped system that uses water and oil, but does not create industrial waste -- meaning there is zero pollution in the production process."
As with all GM facilities in Brazil, the new plant will be built in accordance with the company's global environmental policies. For example, approximately 180,000 square meters of land will be preserved as a natural habitat.
This is Bullseye....OUT !!!

7 comments:

Catman said...

<---sighs and shakes head heavily and goes back to field stripping and cleaning his CAR15--->

HermitJim said...

I don't even know why I'm surprised at any of this anymore...sickened by it, but not surprised!

Cygnus MacLlyr said...

Probably because the american (not north, mind you, though they imminate from here...) car executives are gonna take them bonuses and head south...

Bullseye said...

Hey men, the whole country going to hell and shit like this going on. Don't that just toast yer buns?? Got GOOD people starving to death so these sob's can add to their bankroll.

laura.toole said...

@ Bullseye -- your original post is totally out of context and you don't have the facts right. First of all, GM announced the new Brazil Powertrain plant in April 2008 -- link to official release can be found on media.gm.com: http://media.gm.com/servlet/GatewayServlet?target=http://image.emerald.gm.com/gmnews/viewmonthlyreleasedetail.do?domain=828&docid=45010.

And, secondly, the claims that General Motors is planning to invest U.S. federal aid money in its Brazilian operations is unequivocally wrong and without any basis in fact. No monies from a U.S. government loan would be allocated to investments in Brazil. In the case of Brazil, GM has several investments that have been announced over the last two years. These investments are fully financed by GM's Brazilian operations through local sources. GM's operations in Brazil are fully self-funded.

-- Laura Toole, GM Latin America, Africa, Middle East Communications

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erniesjourney said...

When I read this the other day I just stood up quickly and started ranting...

Ernie