win a ball from Bowling.com

Author Topic: why Brunswick.... why  (Read 22346 times)

bighook69

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3395
why Brunswick.... why
« on: June 16, 2005, 10:46:43 AM »
I really like the fact that bowling balls are made in the USA... but, Brunswick, who has a plant near me (Muskegon, Michigan) is moving a ball making plant to Mexico...

any reason  besides its cheaper behind the move?
--------------------
------------------
SlickTape Advisory staff member
Track Bowling.com
Evolutionary - Revolutionary
Track Pack
dont forget www.slicktape.com

 

DON DRAPER

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5576
Re: why Brunswick.... why
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2005, 07:32:26 PM »
i only hope the quality control doesn't go down---just like linds did. if they have to make bowling balls in mexico let them move production of plastic bowling balls down there.

UCIbowl

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 118
Re: why Brunswick.... why
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2005, 07:44:24 PM »
cheaper is the only reason for multinational corporations, but it doesnt necessarily mean the quality will decrease look at sony, oh wait yes it does my bad.
--------------------
REV MASTER

bighook69

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3395
Re: why Brunswick.... why
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2005, 08:06:18 PM »
my brother (8 years old) asked me if there balls were going to "hook the wrong way" now ... It was a hole tv segment here... not only will brunswick risk a quality drop but ALSO a lot of jobs will be lost here in Michigan
--------------------
------------------
SlickTape Advisory staff member
Track Bowling.com
Evolutionary - Revolutionary
Track Pack
dont forget www.slicktape.com

UCIbowl

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 118
Re: why Brunswick.... why
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2005, 08:08:23 PM »
A man to that big

another day in business huh
--------------------
REV MASTER

Bjaardker

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2387
Re: why Brunswick.... why
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2005, 08:18:47 PM »
Does someone have a link to a news article on this? I would like to confirm this is actually happening.

If it is & Brunswick has no plans to replace the jobs that are being lost I will certainly not be buying Brunswick anymore & will probably be avoiding Lane#1, Morich & anyone else using their covers.

It will probably affect my game, but I'm sorry, there's no excuse for this. Our country needs MORE jobs, not less jobs right now. Especially good paying skilled jobs.

Please someone confirm this.

bighook69

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3395
Re: why Brunswick.... why
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2005, 08:33:46 PM »
your link, straight from Brunswick

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=97828&p=irol-newsArticle&t=Regular&id=721331&
--------------------
------------------
SlickTape Advisory staff member
Track Bowling.com
Evolutionary - Revolutionary
Track Pack
dont forget www.slicktape.com

charlest

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 24518
Re: why Brunswick.... why
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2005, 08:41:15 PM »
The text says they'll save $5- 7M per year.

How much will they lose of their American customer base?

Lane#1, Elite and Morich and other sub-contractors won't have much say in where their balls get manufactured, will they?

Note: With Brunswick's usual production runs in the thousands, tens of thousands or more at a time, I thought their production costs of bowling balls should be some of the lowest in the industry as it was.
--------------------
Just like hand grenades and horse shoes, in bowling you only have to get close ...

CharlesT
"None are so blind as those who will not see."

BrunsNick

  • Brunswick Rep
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 7305
Re: why Brunswick.... why
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2005, 08:45:21 PM »
Building a plant from scratch has its advantages, advances could be made in productivity. Just speculating, but there may newer technology in efficiency.

I'm not worried about quality control one bit, I'm sure it has more to do about meeting the demand of Joe Bowler.
--------------------
Nick Smith ... A.K.A. Les Badder™
Brunswick -=- PBA 03-05
¡Viva la nación de Brunswick!
Nick Smith
Digital Media Manager - Brunswick Bowling
http://www.brunswickbowling.com
http://www.youtube.com/c/brunsnick

bighook69

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3395
Re: why Brunswick.... why
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2005, 08:52:26 PM »
quote:
Building a plant from scratch has its advantages, advances could be made in productivity. Just speculating, but there may newer technology in efficiency.

I'm not worried about quality control one bit, I'm sure it has more to do about meeting the demand of Joe Bowler.
--------------------
Nick Smith ... A.K.A. Les Badder™
Brunswick -=- PBA 03-05
¡Viva la nación de Brunswick!


True but if they are really trying to get to Joe Bowler then they will stay in the USA, not all Joe Bowlers are goign to buy Mexical built equipment...

you dont like Walter Ray doing things for money, what about Brunswick doing things for money... sounds like they care more about money than the average bowler to me
--------------------
------------------
SlickTape Advisory staff member
Track Bowling.com
Evolutionary - Revolutionary
Track Pack
dont forget www.slicktape.com

Walking E

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2074
Re: why Brunswick.... why
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2005, 08:53:14 PM »
Maybe with a new plant they'll be able to figure out how to make a particle pearl
--------------------
Official Member of the BrunsTrackColumStormHammEboRotoBuzzAMF Nation!

a_ak57

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 10584
Re: why Brunswick.... why
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2005, 09:10:51 PM »
I don't like them moving jobs out of the country either, BUT, boycotting them won't do anything.  Besides, do you people realize just how much of your stuff isn't made here?  If all of us decided to get rid of our non-USA made goods, well let's just say we'd all probably have nothing much left.  But, I am very disappointed in Brunswick that they'd do this.
--------------------
- Andy


Brunswick...........'nuff said.

BrunsNick

  • Brunswick Rep
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 7305
Re: why Brunswick.... why
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2005, 09:13:18 PM »
quote:
quote:
Building a plant from scratch has its advantages, advances could be made in productivity. Just speculating, but there may newer technology in efficiency.

I'm not worried about quality control one bit, I'm sure it has more to do about meeting the demand of Joe Bowler.
--------------------
Nick Smith ... A.K.A. Les Badder™
Brunswick -=- PBA 03-05
¡Viva la nación de Brunswick!


True but if they are really trying to get to Joe Bowler then they will stay in the USA, not all Joe Bowlers are goign to buy Mexican built equipment...



It would be as if it was built in Los Angeles, same people. LOL

If I'm not mistaken, Ford has a major plant in Mexico, and that doesn't stop the F150 from being the most sold production vehicle ever.
--------------------
Nick Smith ... A.K.A. Les Badder™
Brunswick -=- PBA 03-05
¡Viva la nación de Brunswick!
Nick Smith
Digital Media Manager - Brunswick Bowling
http://www.brunswickbowling.com
http://www.youtube.com/c/brunsnick

Bluff

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1011
Re: why Brunswick.... why
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2005, 09:15:34 PM »
You can't blame them !! All the So Call US worker cares is How Much they make or the Over time and the benifits. Taking workers comp days and go bowling some where. Workers here are spoiled!.
--------------------


Honestly I got a lot of balls. No NOT BOWLING BALLS!

bighook69

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3395
Re: why Brunswick.... why
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2005, 09:18:36 PM »
quote:
quote:
quote:
Building a plant from scratch has its advantages, advances could be made in productivity. Just speculating, but there may newer technology in efficiency.

I'm not worried about quality control one bit, I'm sure it has more to do about meeting the demand of Joe Bowler.
--------------------
Nick Smith ... A.K.A. Les Badder™
Brunswick -=- PBA 03-05
¡Viva la nación de Brunswick!


True but if they are really trying to get to Joe Bowler then they will stay in the USA, not all Joe Bowlers are goign to buy Mexican built equipment...



It would be as if it was built in Los Angeles, same people. LOL

If I'm not mistaken, Ford has a major plant in Mexico, and that doesn't stop the F150 from being the most sold production vehicle ever.
--------------------
Nick Smith ... A.K.A. Les Badder™
Brunswick -=- PBA 03-05
¡Viva la nación de Brunswick!


Im just here to tell you, not argue with you
--------------------
------------------
SlickTape Advisory staff member
Track Bowling.com
Evolutionary - Revolutionary
Track Pack
dont forget www.slicktape.com


Edited on 6/16/2005 9:14 PM