I sure would like more US owned industry. I accept the fact that there is a deep animosity towards our domestic industries. I can't explain that rational. Must be something in the water in DC. Excuse the rant. Lets take a look at KBFM, Downtown Airport, Mobile and Downtown Industrial Park:
First there is TCM. Been there for decades. Employs a few hundred. Upgraded tooling in last few years.
MAE (Mobile Aerospace) / Shanghai Technologies. Until this year was the largest employer in Mobile. Does heavy maintenance for many US air carriers. Foreign owned for decades.
EADS. Announced Dec 10 that they will break ground at KBFM for a facilty to build the KC 45 USAF tanker. Winner of the competition still has not been publicly announced. 1500 to be employed at EADS KBFM. 48,000 nationaly. They say they will also build AirBus commercial A/C there.
For the last couple of years ThysssenKrupp AG has been building a 3.7 billion dollar steel plant in Calvert, AL about 10 miles from KBFM. 2700 jobs.
25 miles south of KBFM Royal Dutch Shell has a large natural gas processing plant at Mary Ann. Processes their gas production from the Gulf of Mexico. Their world HQ is in the Hague. Something to remember when you pull up to the pump with the golden clam on it.
Hundai and KIA run big factories in Montgomery. Mercedes Benz makes SUVs in Birminham.
China now owns a large piece of GM.
Franklin aircraft engines went to Poland decades ago. Be nice to whats left of our domestic industry. I wish things could be different.