I was just at a Ford plant in Mexico, they get paid 42.2 pesos per hour
(about $4.20), the cars still cost 300,000 pesos ($30,000). The make the
Fusion, Milan, and Zepher. This facility is better than any place I have
been in the states. It looks more like a Honda plant, they bring coils of
steel in one end of the plant and run a car out the other. I haven't seen a
Ford plant in the states do that! There is a whole lot less trucking of
parts in these facilities and these plants have all the newest equipment.
This is similar to what I've seen a Honda, Nissan, and Toyota. No wonder the
"big three" have been blown out of the water!! Toyota is paying similar
wages to GM and Ford, but the plants are just ran smarter. That is what the
guys in the office with the big salaries need to figure out and make happen
in the "big three".
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