The excellent spring ski conditions with fresh snow and plenty of sun on Sunday and Sunday help fill the long and bizarre journey of the 2017-18 season. On Sundays, lions, tigers and bears squatted on Aspen Mountain. Some girls rocked bikinis, some wore terrible amputation…
Month: April 2018
High point, N.C. – The furniture of the world’s Parliament House does not sit on its hands. The high point of the economy and city leaders are actively seeking Amada North America Inc. a factory that can bring 201 jobs to the region. Next week,…
MORRISTOWN – Belgian bus manufacturer Van Hool will build its first US factory in Morristown, employing at least 600 employees within five years and possibly as many as 1,200 employees.
About 100 people have participated in the announcement at the Progress Center Industrial Park in East Tennessee. The industrial park is located opposite the already rated factory. Six blue Van Hool flags line up on the roadside, and a licensed bus from Knoxville’s Premier Transportation sits nearby as an example of the company’s products.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslan, State Economic and Community Development Committee Bob Rolf, company executives and Morristown District Chamber of Commerce and other agency officials attended the Howard Allen Road ceremony in 1725.
“I believe they will be a good long-term community member,” said Haslam.
In order to end the event, nine men held eight golden iron shovels. Haslam is in the middle, guiding other people how to pick and assemble the camera’s red dirt.
Van Hool is a family costume manufacturer of buses, trolleys and truck trailers. The company was founded in 1947 and mainly sells American road coaches.
“We have delivered more than 11,000 cars in North America since 1987,” CEO Filip Van Hool said in a company news release. “Based on this experience and through market research, we learned that the public transportation market with an average annual potential of 6,000 to 8,000 vehicles provides opportunities for Van Hool.”
Dirk Snauwaret, public relations manager at Van Hool, said the Morristown plant will make buses that are still under design.
Filip Van Hool said the company must build buses in the United States to compete in the domestic bus market. The Buy USA Act of 1982 required vehicles purchased by U.S. public entities to be assembled in the United States using U.S. steel and 70% U.S. manufactured parts.
A project description stated that the facility will occupy 140 acres and cover an area of 500,000 square feet.
The site is Lot 3 of the East Tennessee Advancing Center and was announced on April 5 as the “Select Tennessee Certified Site” sponsored by the Morristown Chamber of Commerce.
“Certification qualifications include: at least 20 acres of developable land for industrial operations, proper zoning for ease of development, existing on-site facilities or formal plans to expand the utility to the site, and truck-quality road access,” The TNECD website says.
According to TNECD, the site has a total of 116 acres, 42 are available for development, and 374 are available. It is classified for heavy industrial use and is priced at $24,000 per acre.
Harrison said Van Hall purchased the land from Morristown.
The estimates for factory production, employment, and required investment differ from each other.
Along with the textual representation of the plant’s schematic diagram, it will employ 600 cars per year and make 400 buses.
Haslam stated that he will invest 47 million U.S. dollars and create 640 jobs. A company press release agrees with these figures, while a national press release agrees with the amount of investment, but in the next five years touted “almost 640” positions.
Filip Van Hool said it will invest 50 million U.S. dollars, plus 50 million U.S. dollars in working capital; and the company will employ 640 cars per year to produce 500 buses.
Later, Haslam said that the factory will employ 670 people.
Finally, Filip Van Hool stated that the first phase of the factory will employ 600 employees – but if all goes well, production capacity and employment will double in four to five years, with a total of 1,200 jobs.
He said that the company will start the local engineering department to design buses for the US market, which will require the recruitment of engineers locally and require cooperation with regional research institutions and universities.
He said Van Hool was impressed with the technical education capabilities of the region and Morristown’s costume manufacturer tradition, but also saw 15 other sites. Filip Van Hool said that the decisive factor is cooperation with the company’s national and local.
Hamblen County Mayor Bill Brittain said that Morristown already has more than 100 manufacturers.
Filip Van Hool said this is the company’s largest single investment and its second international investment. Van Hool also has a factory in Skopje, Macedonia.
Harrison said that Van Hall is expected to receive a national award, but these awards will be announced before the contract is signed. The project is expected to qualify for the state FastTrack program. He said that the program provides subsidies for infrastructure and job training.
Jack Fishman, chairman of the Morristown Industrial Development Committee, said that Van Hool will obtain a certain percentage of revenue from local taxes through the PILOT program. He stated that the number and duration of PILOT is a proportion of the investment scale, which is the largest single commitment made to Morristown for at least 50 years.
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The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art has been a major fashion event for museums, but some historical details can be found in the museum’s “Versailles Tourists”.
The exhibition will be held on April 16. The jewelry in the newly opened exhibits is a three-piece costume manufacturer worn by Benjamin Franklin during his visit to Versailles. The new exhibition at the Fifth Avenue Museum also explores the elements of the 17th and 18th century visits to the Royal Residence. There have been 190 recent works from The Met, Versailles and 50 different banks, which have been exhibited at Tisch Gallery since July 29.
As the first ambassador of the United States, Franklin was received by Louis XVI in 1778 and won French military support. Franklin’s 1778-79 three-piece suit was borrowed from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Met’s new show will also feature a 1775-85 French silk brocaded flannel robe that is believed to have been worn by the wife of Christophe-Philippe Oberkampf, a well-known textile costume manufacturer in France, Marie Antoinette. (Marie Antoinette) and men’s formal French suits and ladies riding habits. The exhibition also includes furniture, tapestries, carpets, clothing, porcelain, sculptures and so on.
In order to convey a grand feeling, five galleries have aligned with the porch to create a long and dramatic vision and a sense of expectation for tourists. The set includes custom wallpapers to reflect the palatial elements such as marble inlays, pilasters, gold plated panels, wall hangings and mirrors. The purpose of museum patrons is to understand what visitors have encountered in the courtroom, their welcome and visits to the palace they received, and what impressions, gifts and souvenirs they brought home.
Met-Goers can also look at two virtual exhibitions – “Versailles Fashion: Her” and “Versailles Fashion: He.” Last year, Versailles and the Google Cultural Institute created the project through the We Wear Culture project. The virtual exhibition provided a decipherment for the fashion trends that first surfaced in the 1880s around Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.
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Bloomberg View has two textile-infatuated columnists. One of them is located in Kuala Lumpur and is writing a book on second-hand goods, including global trade in used clothes.
Another headquartered in Los Angeles is also writing a book on textiles, technology and trade. So, we asked them if they wanted to discuss how they saw the global trend in the coming years. This is what they said.
Adam Minter: Many years ago, I visited a Chinese factory where hundreds of workers used sandpaper and razors to scratch jeans for American costume manufacturer brands. As you mentioned, Levi Strauss is now replacing the production of distressed jeans with lasers and automation.
If automation is expected to shift large-scale production to high-paying countries, what role will developing countries play in textiles and clothing in the coming decades?
Virginia Post: Textile and garment manufacturing no longer provide a sound road to industrialization in poor countries.
This is one reason why the economist Danny Roderick was worried about “premature non-industrialization.” He called it “many (if not most) developing countries,” especially in Latin America and Africa, “becoming a service economy.” Body without proper industrial experience.”
Adam Minter: Fashion is destined to become a hyper-localized industry, just like before the Industrial Revolution?
The Virginia Post: In the short term, the greater challenge faced by apparel manufacturers is that people in developed countries, especially Americans, seem to have lost interest in buying new clothes.
What do you see in the books dealing with second-hand clothing transactions?
Adam Minter: No. In developing countries, Emerging Markets (EM) consumers buy more clothes than ever before – especially old clothes. However, this demand is not just a cheap price for used clothing. This is about quality. In Ghana, I spent a lot of time in the past two years. Imported second-hand clothes are usually more expensive than new clothes. If you visit the second hand clothing market in Ghana, you will find that there are few fast fashion brands. Second-hand garment exporters are looking for durable garments and they strive to maintain a low-quality, fast-fashion shipping container.
The Virginia Post: “The death of clothes” is definitely the first world phenomenon, and it is probably a phenomenon in North America. In addition to pure fulfillment, because our closet is full, we would rather spend money on food or travel. I suspect that emphasis on casual comfort will only make new clothes boring. They no longer provide change or special things.
Adam Minter: American consumers support the idea of falling apart after a quick two-time purchase (and then returning to H&M for more). For EM consumers, the lack of durability of fast fashion drives purchase decisions. Apparel manufacturers may accelerate the opening of large markets.
The Virginia Post: Equipment costs have fallen, so it may eventually challenge second-hand clothing in emerging economies. In particular, established manufacturers in places like Bangladesh and China are looking for markets closer to home. It may also reduce the supply of used clothing by providing more valuable clothing to consumers in rich countries.
Adam Minter: From the perspective of the secondary market, the Chinese issue is crucial. China stopped accepting second-hand clothing imports in the 1990s, partly because it encouraged domestic consumption to export a large amount of clothing.
Whether this ban has any difference is questionable (I think the key factor is the increase in income), but the number of new clothes China now consumes is not debatable.
By the end of the century, it will surpass the United States as the world’s largest apparel market – and most of the clothing will be fast fashion.
According to a recent estimate, from 2000 to 2015, the number of wearing Chinese clothes dropped by 70%.
China has become one of the world’s largest exporters of used clothing. In Africa, it is not uncommon to see a used clothing market filled with Chinese T-shirts.
The quality of products produced by Chinese costume manufacturer for the Chinese domestic market tends to be lower than the export market.
Virginia Postrel: China’s advantage lies in low wages, rather than advanced equipment and expertise. Of course, China also has a huge domestic market, as well as potential customers in the region. In these regions, the more automated and rapid turnaround advantage will be related to this.
Adam Mint: However, the number of Chinese garment waste is increasing at home and abroad. Many international apparel traders will not touch Chinese clothing.
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