Let it snow! Profits vroom at Polaris, Arctic Cat

  • Article by: SUSAN FEYDER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 27, 2011 - 10:57 PM

After being beaten down in the recession, Polaris and Arctic Cat post significant spikes in sales and earnings.

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buckdharmaJan. 27, 11 9:29 PM

Just remember, Polaris outsources American jobs to Mexico.

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snowguy716Jan. 27, 11 9:36 PM

The heavy snowfall this winter certainly has been a blessing for the winter sports industry. People can really enjoy the cold season with deep snow on the ground. Now for spring time... well... that will be a different story in the Red River Valley.

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woodtick57Jan. 27, 11 9:39 PM

Buckdharma...they did that so they could sell ATV's in Latin America and keepe the rest of the company going strong in the future. don't you hate it when those evil CEOs look out for the future of thier workers?

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bottomlineJan. 27, 11 9:51 PM

It's now "Polaris outsources American jobs to Mexico". No more is it "WE couldn't compete and lost out to Mexico". Our country now ASSUMES (and EXPECTS) that if a lost stranger wanders through America with money, that American people will be simply GIVEN something to do as an excuse to pay them. Never mind if us American people have any "skills" worth "buying" (or not).

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buckdharmaJan. 27, 11 9:53 PM

Buckdharma...they did that so they could sell ATV's in Latin America and keepe the rest of the company going strong in the future. don't you hate it when those evil CEOs look out for the future of thier workers? posted by woodtick57 >>>>>Tell that to the people in Osceola.

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woodtick57Jan. 27, 1110:12 PM

Buck...you sayin the company should jeopardize its entire future just to keep one plant here? how would the people at the pother plants feel about that? tough decisions out in the real world.

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buckdharmaJan. 27, 1110:19 PM

Buck...you sayin the company should jeopardize its entire future just to keep one plant here? how would the people at the pother plants feel about that? tough decisions out in the real world. posted by woodtick57>>>>>>>Look, I've heard and read interviews with Scott Wine, their CEO, regarding this situation. They did not have to move that plant and this was ALL about paying Mexican workers less money. Don't try and snow me that this was supposed to save the company. He admitted that they were profitable without this move. You're such a hypocrite. You've regularly come on this board and railed against Obama regarding job creation, but are all too willing to stand behind a corporation that outsources American jobs.

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woodtick57Jan. 27, 1110:26 PM

Decaf, Buck?...Might have me confused with someone else. i was told that the Mexico plant was to make ATV's that have a high tariff from the US to Latin American countries, especially the booming Brazil market. The tariff will not apply if they are from mexico. Do you have info that refutes this?

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buckdharmaJan. 27, 1110:42 PM

Decaf, Buck?...Might have me confused with someone else. i was told that the Mexico plant was to make ATV's that have a high tariff from the US to Latin American countries, especially the booming Brazil market. The tariff will not apply if they are from mexico. Do you have info that refutes this? posted by woodtick57>>>>>>>>Here's a pretty good article about the situation, woodtick. Sorry I snapped at you...bad day. http://the-leader.net/polaris-exodus-hits-region-hard-p9654.htm?twindow=Default&smenu=61&mad=No

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teedubJan. 27, 1111:10 PM

Tick, the bottom line is what do you, we, do to be members of our middle class? I own and code for a small IT business. I could make more money by using programmers from, for example, India, Sri Lanka or Pakistan. I choose to employ and keep my dollars in the United States. Your profits above country attitude is the bane of our existence. This attitude has made us Spain of the 18th century. Spending our found gold but producing nothing to ensure our future.

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