Re: [DML] Kia (Yes this IS Delorean related)
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Re: [DML] Kia (Yes this IS Delorean related)



We can't give all the credit to JZD: there were a lot of others involved in 
getting the plant up and running but as the guy in charge it's easiest to 
use him as the idea man. His first choice of using stainless steel body 
panels and eliminating a paint facility saved millions in manufacturing 
costs. The decision to use Tellues carriers was undoubtedly less expensive 
than installing a chassis line conveyor system. Using a lot of hand labor 
rather than installing expensive automation contributed a lot to the low 
start-up costs. The British government was pretty naive in regards to what 
they were becoming a party to and what expenses were lying ahead. I've seen 
several figures thrown around but the consensus seems to be that the British 
government lost around 20 million dollars or pounds, I'm not sure which. In 
either case to produce what John DeLorean and company produced for the 
amount of money spent was remarkable. Kia plans to spend somewhere near 1.2 
BILLION dollars starting up their new plant.

Bruce Benson

Bruce Benson



>I just heard on the news that Kia has decided to build a new plant in
> a small town in Georgia. The town and the State is going to invest
> $400 MILLION DOLLARS!!!!! towards Kia moving to town. It kind of makes
> what the British goverment invested in JZD look like a home loan!!!!!!
> Even accounting for inflation over 25 years we are talking about a
> State, not even a COUNTRY!! It works out,they say, to $136,000 per
> job!!!!!
> David Teitelbaum
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