Edelbrock's real reason for leaving Cal-I-For-Ni-a

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  1. toolmanmike

    toolmanmike Moderator Staff Member FBBO Gold Member

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    That was a steal for the box and tools. Ya the business is changing. Snappy was complaining about the MIC tools as well. THey were really pissed about the Snap On branded products sold at the big box stores. I was a dealer for 28 years and when I turned 62 and had some heart problems it was time to get out. I'm glad I did.
     
  2. Ironbuilt

    Ironbuilt FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    I give you credit, the tool trucks that came to my Father's shop always had repo stuff and stories about getting burned by deadbeats they gave credit too. Stress probably played a big part of your heart problems. Sipping Buffalo Trace is much more soothing, I'm sure.
     
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    • toolmanmike

      toolmanmike Moderator Staff Member FBBO Gold Member

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      Yes sir. That's what I'm finding out. Keeps the blood thin and the pressure low. LMAO
       
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      • moparedtn

        moparedtn Ed on the Ridge FBBO Gold Member

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        Lookit...
        manufacturers have been either relocating out of the country OR to the SE US for many years
        now - for the same economic reasons. No new news there.
        Whether or not anyone wants to acknowledge it, the political climate of a given region
        plays a major role in whether or not that region is "manufacturing friendly" - or even actively,
        aggressively recruiting manufacturers to move to their jurisdictions.

        After all, "economic reasons" encompasses all manner of things that affects the cost of manufacturing -
        from environmental regulations, to tax laws, to cost of living, to utility costs, to real estate prices -
        and yes, to the expected labor rates to be encountered (including trainig) - a LOT of what makes up an
        economic climate is influenced, and sometimes directly controlled, by whatever political majority is in
        place in a given region.

        In my state (and specifically, my part of TN), they've been quite aggressive in recruiting all manner of
        manufacturing for decades now. The result is that many of the suppliers and vendors to the new car
        manufacturing industry call this area home - and of course, in other parts of the state, the actual
        new car assembly plants of many makers, foreign and domestic, have been here for quite a while.

        That's no fluke - a naturally lower cost of living, easier environmental regulations, vastly cheaper
        real estate and taxation costs have attracted many already.
        When coupling all that to very aggressive political recruiting decisions, a lot of companies enjoy breaks
        from taxes for years, too - not to mention, infrastructure and such are bonded and built to accomodate
        their needs.

        Bottom line? Competition, as always. Free market competition. Capitalism - this time between competing
        regions, at least the ones genuinely interested in bettering the lives of their constituents.
        The positions of the two players in the political arena in this country are WELL known as to which side of
        this issue they fall under, so you can pretty much guess which party is dominant in the parts of the country
        where aggressive measures are taken to recruit big manufacturers and their jobs.
        To believe otherwise is pure folly - it is what it is.
         
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        • JG71B

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          It's California. Look at who and how it's ran and for how long. You even have celebrities leaving that place in droves it seems. Tax laws, regulations, etc and the fact you have to step over some dude's pile of dung he left that morning only makes it more inviting.
           
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            BS, they are leaving high Taxes California for no Taxes Mississippi and wages at half the California price. The Auto Industry did this with car plants in the deep south and Mexico. The Younger Edelbrocks running the company don't have the California loyalty of the founders, with them its all about the money.
             
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              Great to hear that they are moving forward and not closing! Good product family! Wishing them the best with their changes.
               
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              Surprised this is just now going on!
              I wouldn't have any company there or n.y. for that matter !

              Glad to hear there moving and giving some decent people some new jobs down here!
               
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              Still waiting on Fisker to start production in GMs old Wilmington DE plant, 11 years and counting.
               
            • MoparDanMan

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              Just another company realizing it is no longer economically feasible to conduct business in California. You can say it is not political, but you would be wrong. The economic philosophy is political. As the left coast moves farther to the left they need more money to fund their socialist programs and they see businesses as their own cash cows. 440 Source left for Nevada about 10 years ago. The reason? Taxes, fees, and wages threatened to drive up the cost of their products to the point where they would no longer be competitive. So call it economics, call it political, either way another company has left California. More to come.
               
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                There should be no loyalty to any state! Why should the younger E-brocks have or show any loyalty to that state? So they can be run into the ground and die? NO, they're placing their loyalty on keeping the Company alive and profitable, and if that means moving to another state, SO BE IT!!!!
                 
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                  A long time ago my father use to say it was "the land of the fruits and nuts" (even way back then).
                   
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                  • MoparDanMan

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                    There was also reference to what the state flag should be. I won't repeat it, I do not wish to offend our friends from Cali.
                     
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                    A follow up to my previous post. There is a bill that was introduced in August, Assembly Bill 2088 (AB 2088) In a nutshell California thinks they can impose a wealth tax and that they can tax you for 10 years after you leave the state.
                     
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                    Screw them, they deserve to be offended! Post it up!!!!
                     
                  • myk r sanchez

                    myk r sanchez FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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                    Thats ok, we're well past that point...
                     
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                    There are no "young Elelbrocks" running the business. It is owned by a corporation and the family really has no say in how it's run. When Vic passed away the company told the family to move his on site car collection out of the building and they turned it into office space. I'm never surprised when I hear about a company moving out of California.
                     
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