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Old 08-29-2006, 04:06 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Goodyear surprise

Just received two new Goodyear Marathons from Tire Rack, what a surprise, they were made in New Zealand. So much for trying to support the American worker.
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Old 08-29-2006, 04:13 PM   #2
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Just received two new Goodyear Marathons from Tire Rack, what a surprise, they were made in New Zealand. So much for trying to support the American worker.
IIRC, the CEO of Goodyear not too many months ago was from New Zealand. Coincidence?
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I still say it is better than China. It is hard to compete with a bowl of rice. If you know what I mean.
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Old 08-29-2006, 05:26 PM   #4
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Welcome to the global economy or world economics. Even if you make a call to customer service on your Microsoft software the call is being taken by an Indian. And that would be the one in Asia.

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Well, that strikes me as a bit odd. New Zealanders have a standard of living very similar to ours, and I don't imagine that's much labor-cost savings.

However, they are relatively close to China, so I wonder where the raw materials are coming from?

I'm going to shut up and go away if someone says "rubber tree plantations."

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One of the best tires made we all can agree on is a michelin ,no doubt about it.It is made in the united kingdom ,says so right on my front tires of my service truck .A well made tire for sure.The global thing Is here to stay it
looks like ,things like tires can be made anywhere anymore.

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don't think globalism is anything new, my 1992 excella rides on rims made in brazil.

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don't think globalism is anything new, my 1992 excella rides on rims made in brazil.

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We once said that Airstreams traveled the world.

Now, we can say, they are made with parts, "from around the world".

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Much better New Zealand than France.
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Goodyear tires

Hi, 63air. You made me curious about where my tires were made; So I had to go outside and look. Mine were made in Canada.
With out placeing blame or arguing, I think it might be interesting to list the DOT code and place of manufacture of the failed Marathons. Or maybe list the brand, DOT code, and place of manufacture of any failed trailer tires. [ that is, trailer tires that failed while mounted on Airstream trailers only ]

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One of the best tires made we all can agree on is a michelin ,no doubt about it.It is made in the united kingdom ,says so right on my front tires of my service truck .Scott
I thought Michelin Tire was a French company.

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I thought Michelin Tire was a French company.

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They are a French company but that have tire plants in other countries,at least in Canada.There is one in the town I live in and at least 1 other in Nova Scotia.
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I am sure they have plants world wide.

Thanks for the clarifiction.

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I am sure they have plants world wide.

Thanks for the clarifiction.

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They have a facility in Greenville, SC not sure if is manufacturing or distribution...

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