Caterpillar shifts production from Japan to Georgia


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Could there be other reasons for this move besides creating jobs, I wonder?

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High value of the yen for one. It is probably cheaper to source parts in Georgia than in Japan.

Whether there is some political angle, who can say?

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Also good to see that, instead of going back to Illinois (cesspool of union thuggary and corruption) to Georgia. Hopefully, they can keep the unions out.

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I'm sure there's some corporate rebates or kick backs going on as well. Or big tax breaks minimum.

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Another one gone and another one gone. High Yen is the easiest excuse at the moment to pull the cord and jump. I'm surprised they didn't use the Tsunami-excuse like all the other companies that were waiting for their out. Who's next?

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