I just ordered some magnetic switches last night from Grizzly.
I went to their site and noticed the tent sales, ... hmmm no tent sales
in Muncy PA...
Hey wait, no store in Muncy PA..
When did that happen?
are they in trouble?
in answer to my own question Oct 31st 2015 was their last shipment from
Oh well, I would take a trip there once a year and stock up on stuff.
It was a wierd place for a machine company, not near a harbor, or
roadways. I don't know if it had rail lines to it, I doubt it.
Thought it was only a mile or two from I-180?
Anyway, you're right that by far the bulk of what they
received would be intermodal containers from China or
Taiwan, which would go by rail to the nearest terminal,
likely somewhere in the NYC area, and then be drayed
back to Muncy. Altho their new place in Missouri is
the same deal, stuff would have to be drayed from Argentine
in Kansas City, which is probably 3 hours away.
Yes it was, but I-180 at a very rural area of PA. It's not like it was
in or near a populus area. I live in farm country and there's nothing by
me either. But that was quite far out of the way. Had it been
Harrisburg, or camp hill area. I imagine it would have been easier as
that is a central hub area to the north east regions trucking.
got a catalog and it says there are two stores with tent sales
did not know they had stores but my guess is that expense of a store
front cuts deep into the bottom line and the numbers are probably
easy to see
did not know they carried so many products either
do the stores double as fulfillment centers for grizzly
if so they might be consolidating centers to save money there also
amazon had so many trucks coming going to one center that the mayor
was going to shut them down
amazon and taxes are a touchy subject for amazon
would bet that they get or got a good deal to set up a fulfilment
center there and probably did not pay what a mom and pop would pay
it is possible they got big tax breaks and also possible that they
routed more products through there and the mayor could no longer
allow them to roll over him and his streets without paying for it
that is the more likely scenario
On Friday, April 15, 2016 at 12:35:09 PM UTC-4, Electric Comet wrote:
My understanding is that truck traffic around the Christmas holiday season
was interfering with residents daily routines. This was what I read regardi
ng the issue in Robbinsville, NJ. If somewhere else, then I am uninformed.
On Friday, April 15, 2016 at 1:45:44 PM UTC-4, email@example.com wrote:
n was interfering with residents daily routines. This was what I read regar
ding the issue in Robbinsville, NJ. If somewhere else, then I am uninformed
apparently caused by Amazon employees as well, not just truck traffic...
On Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:45:41 -0700 (PDT)
i do not know what town the report came from
it was a short news blurb i read somewhere
there is a move by amazon to not allow shipments from sellers
that use FBA
it was speculation that reducing shipments from sellers would
alleviate traffic at the fulfilment centers
Timing is everything. I made a joke about taxes but. . .
On the CT new last night they showed the opening of the new Amazon
fulfillment center in Windsor, CT.. They mentioned that the town gave
them $3.5 million in breaks over 5 years. Allegedly will employ 800.
Three of Sam's joint have closed in the area, all replaced with new
stores, all had tax incentives on property taxes. Which will hopefully
be offset by sales taxes.
Having bills to be paid ain't coercion, it is not voluteering either.
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