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Visiting Delta factory

by b2rtch
posted 700 days ago


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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 700 days ago

Nice to see.

Lee

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Surfside

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#2 posted 700 days ago

Go Delta!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Bill White

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#3 posted 700 days ago

If ya wanna buy an extinct Delta plant there is one for sale here in Tupelo. We hated to see that plant shut down. What a shame…....
bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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Surfside

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#4 posted 700 days ago

Do you have any grudge with Delta?

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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Bill White

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#5 posted 700 days ago

Absolutely not. Just hated to see the facility shut down. I’m REALLY glad to see American made again.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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Surfside

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#6 posted 700 days ago

I can hear you Bill. A proud American.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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cutworm

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#7 posted 700 days ago

Just down the road from me.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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Surfside

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#8 posted 699 days ago

That’s a good thing, Katdaddy! For America!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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derosa

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#9 posted 699 days ago

I’m waiting for them to produce a sawstop like tablesaw, then they’ll get my money for that. Right now I’m stashing the cash for their spindle sander just for the fact I need one and can get american made.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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b2rtch

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#10 posted 699 days ago

I have two fingers missing and I still do not understand why someone would want a Sawstop ( I hate this company anyway). If you are afraid of accidents do not drive, do not use power tools , do not cross the street and so on.
Dangers and accidents are an integral part of life.
I had many accidents and I spent many months in hospitals and clinics and I do not regret one of them.
On the road “safe drivers ” drive me nuts.
Life is about taking risks and chances, sometimes we win sometimes we loose.
When we loose then we try again.

-- Bert

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oldnovice

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#11 posted 699 days ago

This is an example of the other direction, jobs and technology leaving the U.S.A.!

I am glad that Delta staying put as yesterday I found outthe company (deliberately left unnamed) I worked for (27 years) sold the automotive electronics parts plant to BAIN Capitol a number of years ago and yesterday the employees in that plant started training Chinese workers as the entire plant will be moved to China. This is bad blow to a city of 30,000 and falling.

The time I worked there the CEOs were all “home grown” and the company was expanding all over Northern Illinois, Southern Wisconsin, and Ashville North Carolina. Early in the ‘90’s the parent company decided that “home grown” CEOs were not what they wanted and brought in a company man.

His nickname, we found out later, was Neutron Ray as he got rid of all the people but left the buildings in tact. In less than 10 years the company went from a high of 4500 to less than 1500 and now less than 900. I left in 1995 and I am glad I did.

Why did I write this? I guess I was a little PO at the company for screwing the employees and the city that gave it a home for over 75 years!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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b2rtch

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#12 posted 698 days ago

My job when to India, then after a few years of losing major customer after major customer, the company came back in the USA.
Very common in the computer industry.
The worse part about Made in China, is that most products are made on labor camps/prisons where the workers are not paid at all and all profit goes to the government.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRL4nsHEQe0

-- Bert

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MrUnix

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#13 posted 698 days ago

That Jodi the welder dude is the spitting image of my next door neighbor!

I’ll have to ask him if he has a brother living in SC :-)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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derosa

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#14 posted 698 days ago

B2rtch- you are right, life is full of risks. That’s why cars have seatbelts, bicycles are typically not direct drive and have brakes and helmets are available, sidewalks and lighted crossways exist for pedestrians, and why smart motorcyclists wear leather, boots and a helmet. There is all kinds of safety equipment to mitigate the damage. Risks are fun, I’m well aware, but it doesn’t mean we can’t take the risks with a little foresight into reducing them.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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b2rtch

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#15 posted 698 days ago

I am not advocating taking risks for the fun of it.
When I was riding a motorbike I was always wearing an helmet.
I always wear my safety belt and not only because it is the law.

It really makes me extremely upset that Sawstop wants to push their technology on us through the government.
If their technology is so good and if they are really concerned about out safety more than about our money, they should make this technology available to all, free of charge, then may I would consider buying a saw equipped with their technology.
Greed,so common in our society, makes me extremely upset every time.

-- Bert

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Surfside

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#16 posted 698 days ago

I am with you b2rtch. The technology isn’t really eyeing to our safety but to our money in availing it. There was an article regarding sawstop technology discoverer at LA Times. Questioning his motives as a hero or a greedy monopolist. I have nothing more to say about it. I’ll have it if it goes free for the public

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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b2rtch

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#17 posted 698 days ago

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Surfside

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#18 posted 698 days ago

“The measure, approved 3 to 2 in the Senate Judiciary Committee, would make California the first state in the nation to require that table saws be equipped with “injury mitigation technology” to stop a blade quickly enough to avoid amputations and severe lacerations.

The Assembly already passed the bill on a 64-4 bipartisan vote. But in the Senate committee vote Tuesday, the bill was approved by the Democrats while the Republicans opposed it.

The bill — AB 2218 by Assemblyman Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara) — heads for the Senate floor for a vote likely to come in August.”

-http://articles.latimes.com/print/2012/jul/04/business/la-fi-sawstop-bill-20120704

Are you kidding me? Good luck California!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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b2rtch

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#19 posted 698 days ago

If it passes in California, we will soon be next.

-- Bert

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oldnovice

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#20 posted 698 days ago

He promised to make this technology available at a reasonable cost ... promised, nothing in a contract … reasonable is too broad of a number.

I wrote a patent that my company “abandoned” because it was good for the consumer and industry! That is what should be done with Saw stop patents to show that it was done for non-monetary reasons!

FAT CHANCE

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Surfside

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#21 posted 697 days ago

I hope he gets the same heart as you have.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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