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How S.C. rolled to the top of the tire heap

The State -- South Carolina is fast becoming the leading producer and exporter of tires in the United States, overshadowing once-mighty Ohio as the Tire Capital of America.
• The Palmetto State recently overtook Ohio – home of Akron, Goodyear and its iconic blimp – as the nation’s No. 1 tire exporter.

Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2012/04/15/2235327/how-sc-rolled-to-top-of-tire-heap.html#storylink=cpy


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Submitted Apr 17, 2012 By: colaguy
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carranco
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 6:28:19 PM

It is no mystery. S. C. is a right to work state.
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PathfinderSC
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 5:51:27 PM

That is great for South Carolina.
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kc58veteran
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 2:39:37 PM

Good for U.S. Tire Manufacturers!!!!!

[Edited by: kc58veteran at 4/17/2012 2:40:54 PM EST]
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Van_Halen
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 12:49:25 PM

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Simple, they don't have UNIONS which cause companies to be uncompetitive!
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 12:21:56 PM

md11capt- Union place = high wages for those still working er er er hired. Soon to go out of business because the 'workers' demand more value than they produce.

Maybe some day they will get teh concept of profit and loss and minor things like that.

I wish all the unionista states had a deal where instead of a wage envelope the union 'workers' were paid only in company stock. YOu know give them a reason to look at the real world.
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Rehorsehay
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 12:17:12 PM

our we going to pay more for tires?
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gawxnative
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 11:59:12 AM

Having flexability with employees to multi task. Don't have as many employees and you will have some on the clock with nothing to do, but they have to be there "in case". Working union vs non union, in non union you don't hear "you can't do that" , or , "it's not my job" near as much!
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Cothrom
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 11:58:56 AM

Oh it is different here in SC, but truthfully it works
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md11capt
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 11:28:49 AM

No unions = low wages, no worker rights, 1%ers making more $$$$$$$$ that they don't know what to do with.
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uglytom
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 10:55:28 AM

Not so!
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nitrousbuzz
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 10:43:09 AM

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bandannaman
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 10:39:38 AM

Makes sense about the unions
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 10:28:08 AM

The reason is UNIONS, in Ohio the unions cost the tire industry very high wages, and terrible labor rules. In S.C. it is a right to work state, you can have employees do different jobs without unions making you hire several more people that you don't need. Former union worker.
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2012 10:26:43 AM

Good for South Carolina. I'm all for supporting right to work states.
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