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KTI R.I.P.

Discussion in 'C-BAND Satellite Discussion' started by toucan-man, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. toucan-man

    toucan-man Thread Starter SatelliteGuys Family

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    Here is the KTI plant as of today. The faded sign still reads Delivering the Future. I wish that were true.

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  2. eurosport

    eurosport The Alternative, Monday Nights at 8 Supporting Founder SatelliteGuys Radio DJ

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    :( Just about all the good stuff is gone. Hello Chinese-made garbage. I hate to say this, but the U.S.'s time has passed. This isn't just a recession. It's the future. Sad, very sad.
  3. Iceberg

    Iceberg We're here....RUN!!!! Supporting Founder

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  4. johnnynobody

    johnnynobody Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    This is what happens when big business gets their way. Outsourcing and companies like Dish Network have done us in. I'm glad it's not cheaper for my employer to fly someone in from China. But, they could probably hire 3 Chinese to replace me using H1 visas.
  5. truckracer

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    was kti the same as sami?
  6. johnnynobody

    johnnynobody Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    I think SAMI carried KTI products.
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    i4tas Active SatelliteGuys Member

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    what is the address of this place?
  8. toucan-man

    toucan-man Thread Starter SatelliteGuys Family

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    KTI ? State Hwy. 14, Richland Center, Wisconsin. Can't miss it. Their old factory has a tenant, but the building appears underutilized these days. I remember when KTI had a display of every size dish they made set up in a row along the highway. John Kaul, the owner, still has 2 dishes up at his beautiful rural home, but they don't appear in service. He's moved on to other business pursuits.
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    cool pics, and info..
  10. Likvid

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    We should all stop buying products made in china, i know many products in this forum you people use comes from Chine, cheap and nasty quality, if you all wants to stop this stop buying Chinese products and let them die in isolation.
  11. 1inabillion

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    Nafta & GATT at its best. next its the incandescent light bulb ban.
  12. stanleyjohn

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    The only solution is to get all americans to agree to work for a much lower wage which wouldnt work because of the high standard of living here.I wish there was a real solution to the problem but sad to say the USA may be a 2nd rated power in the not to distant future.
  13. Pixl

    Pixl Senior Member Pub Member / Supporter

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    Our North American Free Trade Agreement was with Mexico and Canada. Nothing to do with China. China hurting those countries too.
    Incandescent light bulb ban is our own government telling us what kind of light bulbs to buy. Tell Mr. Obama I want to choose myself between incandescent, compact fluorescent, and led.
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    My post also reference GATT you fail to mention that. also i never made any claims

    in my post about china end of story. if you like to read just google Nafta/Gatt.

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  15. toucan-man

    toucan-man Thread Starter SatelliteGuys Family

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    Anyone remember WalMart's "Bring it Home to the USA" campaign? Wonder why that was dropped?
  16. FaT Air

    FaT Air HOA Free Zone Pub Member / Supporter

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    simple- unsustainable, under the present rules.
  17. eurosport

    eurosport The Alternative, Monday Nights at 8 Supporting Founder SatelliteGuys Radio DJ

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    I've already started stocking up on incandescent bulbs. I hate those squiggly flourescent ones... my mother's place is full of 'em, and the light they put out reminds me of the hospital! :eek:
  18. cracklincrotch

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    I've crushed every incandescent bulb I've had access to at my house and apartments I own. Converted to CFL bulbs.

    As for banning them, I don't care either way. To each their own
  19. toucan-man

    toucan-man Thread Starter SatelliteGuys Family

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    Does your black cat have LED eyes?

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