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Still Remembering Insourcing

Toyota Motors Corp. and Kia Motors Corp. unveiled plans to build up to 400,000 more vehicles in factories in Indiana and Georgia. South Korea-based Kia said it would build a $1.2 billion factory in West Point, Ga., its first in the U.S., while Toyota announced it would begin building Camry sedans at a Subaru plant in Lafayette, Ind., shifting production from a factory in Japan.

Article here. Related: Remembering Insourcing Related: “America Doesn’t Make Anything Anymore” Part II Related: Globalization Tales And an interesting nugget from the book, Cities in the International Marketplace:

[Airbus] is the product of a European high-tech face-off with America. At the same time it buys products from its American nemesis, Boeing, and 40 percent of Airbus components are made in the United States.

Ted Balaker is an award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and founding partner of Korchula Productions, a film and new media production company devoted to making important ideas entertaining.