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Polaris Announces Grand Opening of Manufacturing Facility in Poland. Polaris Industries Inc. announced the grand opening of its new manufacturing facility in Opole, Poland. The 345,000-square-foot facility will be the first Polaris plant dedicated to manufacturing Off-Road Vehicles (ORV’s) outside of North America. Employee training has already begun at the Opole facility which will employ 300 people in 2015 and should begin shipments to customers in the first quarter of 2015. The plant will produce approximately 35 different ORV vehicle models in 2015 and ship them to six subsidiaries and over thirty distributors in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”) region. Opole will also house research and design for the Europe, Middle East and Africa markets allowing vehicles to be tailored to local needs.

Found on the Cyril Huze blog.

I have mixed feelings about Polaris developing a new factory in Eastern Europe. I think I know why they are doing it there rather than in the USA. A steady march toward making America a business UNFRIENDLY nation was probably the deciding factor.

It would be easy to blame just the current Administration but the fact is from the time the EPA started poking its nose into everything; things started on a steady decline. Add politics to the fray and it becomes a cauldron of stinky unattractive mess (little Halloween reference :)) businesses are just tired of dealing with. Just one more reason to dissolve the EPA along with the IRS and Education Administration. A new EPA with explicit limitations could then be considered along with an overhaul of the tax system. Let the states handle the education.
 

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I have mixed feelings about Polaris developing a new factory in Eastern Europe. I think I know why they are doing it there rather than in the USA. A steady march toward making America a business UNFRIENDLY nation was probably the deciding factor.

It would be easy to blame just the current Administration but the fact is from the time the EPA started poking its nose into everything; things started on a steady decline. Add politics to the fray and it becomes a cauldron of stinky unattractive mess (little Halloween reference :)) businesses are just tired of dealing with. Just one more reason to dissolve the EPA along with the IRS and Education Administration. A new EPA with explicit limitations could then be considered along with an overhaul of the tax system. Let the states handle the education.
"In a recent letter to shareholders, top Polaris executives Scott W. Wine and Bennett J. Morgan explained the rationale behind the European investment. "Despite a difficult economy, our EMEA (European, Middle East, & Africa) business gained market share and recorded 5% sales growth, demonstrating that our team finds ways to win regardless of conditions. We're confident in the future of our European business. To better serve those customers, in 2013 we'll break ground on our first overseas assembly facility.""

But why bother with the words of the CEO when we know the real story...Obama made him do it!

Believe it or not, all modern industrial nations have gov't agencies that regulate pollution...even Europe! And surprise surprise, it even costs those regulated industries very little if anything.

http://ens-newswire.com/ens/may2004/2004-05-06-02.asp

"The costs to industry of all these laws is similar - industrial environmental expenditure as a percentage of gross value - added is 0.1 percent in Japan and 0.4 percent in both the European Union and United States, the study says."
 

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Ahh but where's the satisfaction in the truth when you can blame The government, especially Obama.
 

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300 jobs are being created in Poland, not being moved there. By manufacturing the products closer to where they are being sold and used, shipping costs are much lower. It's not like they closed a facility in the US and moved it over there.......
 

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300 jobs are being created in Poland, not being moved there. By manufacturing the products closer to where they are being sold and used, shipping costs are much lower. It's not like they closed a facility in the US and moved it over there.......
True. In fact they added 300 jobs here in America not long ago.

I'm sure making the product closer to where they will end up was also a factor. Costs of doing business here vs there, etc. etc.
 
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