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Making steel
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fredo.    Posted 01-25-2005 at 16:59:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
the steel and refinening business got hammered by the tree huggers and enviormentests so hard, it would cost more to bring the industrey up to their standards, they just shut them down. you can blame most of our cost of living on those folks. the industrey needed cleaning up, but you don.t go crasy doing it.


fredo.


deadcarp    Posted 01-25-2005 at 21:47:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
in many places, towns build up around industries and wither with them. our local "iron range" is a good example. when i attended school in coleraine in 1960, we had a junior college upstairs, projectors + everythng paid by the steel outfits. then the miners started striking and acting uppity, & steel companies went to brasil, trucks & all. a few taconite plants dragged on for decades but that dried up. now with $50,000 you could buy coleraine main street. :)


mark    Posted 01-25-2005 at 21:25:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's a lion's share of the blame. Co. like LTV
weathered that storm but then turned around
and *issed away the company making idiotic
investments in B.S. ventures instead of putting
money back into the steel mills and mines. By
the time they realized they had made stupid
decisions it was too late.


mojo    Posted 01-25-2005 at 18:00:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
The same goes for factories transferring property. Any contamination and the land is basically un-saleable.
mojo
mdw


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