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Guess What Don Siegelman did

Rickey Stokes

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Date: Jul 02 2019 4:09 PM

ALABAMA:   Because Don Siegelman was a Democrat. Because Don Siegelman was destroyed by Republicans, humiliated by Republicans, sentenced to Federal Prison by a corrupt Federal Judge removed from the bench for domestic violence of his wife, there is no way Don Siegelman would ever be given credit for what he accomplished for Alabama.


When I read in Yellowhammer " Alabama leads nation in American-made automobile production" I remembered who the Governor was that made things happen.


According to the Encyclopedia of Alabama,  Alabama governor Don Siegelman lobbied Honda officials extensively to convince the company to locate in the state.


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Also to those who work at McLain's on State Line Road in Houston County, it was Alabama Governor Don Siegelman that brought them to Alabama, in particular Houston County.


Just wanted former Alabama Governor Siegelman to get remembered for what he did goo for Alabama. Because he did more good in his four years for Houston County and the entire State then any other Governor.


Do not care if Democrat or Republican. I am an American and Alabamian. 



Alabama leads nation in ‘American-made’ automobile production



According to a new study, three of the top four and four of the top seven American-made automobiles were assembled in Alabama, providing another impressive testimonial for the state’s booming automotive industry.


Cars.com recently released its 2019 “American-Made Index,” which studies a bevy of factors, including: the final-assembly location; the origin of parts in the car as reported for the American Automobile Labeling Act; the origin country (or countries) for its engines; the origin country (or countries) for transmissions; and the number of Americans its parent automaker employs at the factory level.


Four of the top 10 American-made vehicles were assembled at the Honda plant in Lincoln, Alabama.


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Located in LincolnTalladega County, Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (HMA) is the second vehicle manufacturing facility built in the state and the fourth manufacturing facility established by Honda in the United States. A subsidiary of Honda Motor Company of Japan, HMA directly employs approximately 4,000 workers and represents a total capital investment by Honda of more than $2 billion. The facility produces the Odyssey minivan, the Pilot sport utility vehicle, and the Acura MDX luxury sport utility vehicle. The facility also includes an engine plant that builds V6 engines for other Honda vehicles produced in the United States. The engine plant and the vehicle manufacturing facility each have an annual capacity of 340,000 units. Vehicle production at HMA began in 2001. In 2013, HMA built its three millionth vehicle, an Odyssey minivan. Honda officials constructed the HMA facility as part of a plan to increase its production capacity in the United States, where its minivans and sport utility vehicles are very popular.


In 1999, Honda's announcement that the company would build another vehicle manufacturing facility in the United States prompted state officials to put together an incentives package to attract the company. Alabama governor Don Siegelman lobbied Honda officials extensively to convince the company to locate in the state. Although Siegelman was highly committed to attracting Honda, he and his political supporters were concerned about potential voter backlash. Former governor James E. Folsom Jr.'s failed reelection bid was partly attributable to the $253 million the state offered to Mercedes-Benz U.S. International to open its plant in VanceTuscaloosa County, and was considered by many voters to be excessive. Therefore, the Siegelman administration tried to structure the incentives package in a way that would engender less criticism. The state and Talladega County ultimately provided more than $158 million in incentives, principally $55.6 million in tax breaks for the company and $102.7 million to buy land, prepare the site for construction, and train workers. There were, however, some complaints as opponents characterized the incentives as a misuse of taxpayer dollars and a form of corporate welfare. Despite these criticisms, the deal was approved and Honda officials accepted the package.




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