Comments for: Canadian owners invest $500,000 into machinery upgrades for Bangor manufacturer

Posted Dec. 09, 2012, at 11 a.m.

BANGOR | An unassuming building on the back stretch of Target Industrial Circle in Bangor is home to a manufacturer whose products send far-reaching information across the globe. Nautel Inc., one of the world’s largest transmitter manufacturers, builds a range of AM and FM transmitters used by broadcasters, Stanford’s …

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  • Anonymous

    That looks like fun.

  • Anonymous

    Canadian businesses invest in American businesses. American businesses invest in Chinese businesses. Business as usual.

    • Anonymous

      Well why in gods name would anyone in America with any kind of cash want to make a major investment in a company right now given what may lie in the future? “Let’s see, you top 2 percent of earners are way too rich, you need to contribute your “fair share”. 82 percent of the overall tax revenue is not enough. If I were in that top 2 percent, I would be cutting and running somewhere other than the U.S. Or at least my fortune would be.

      • Anonymous

        I think the tax load should be spread out across the financial spectrum. Unfortunately, the wages for the other 98% are going down, not up. How does congress increase the tax load on shrinking paychecks and do it with a straight face? The top 2% are the only ones who have seen any increase in their wealth for the last 20 years. It has exploded by 300% for them over that time. I think the other 98% of Americans would be more than happy to share the tax load if their wealth had increased by 300%. The question is, how do we increase the wages and get everyone on the prosperity train and contributing their “fair share” in taxes? I feel the only solution is to buy local and buy American. In 1985 our trade deficit with the People’e Republic of China was $6 million. In 2011 it was $350 billion. That is an increase in percentage of 5,833,233%. The top 2% are the ones who own the factories that were packed up and moved to China. Their lack of patriotism has paid off in spades for them. Maybe the other 98% of the rest of us should try it.

        • Anonymous

          Stop buying stuff from them is about the only solution.
          i noticed most of the items we get from China is what use to be called factory “seconds”.

          • Anonymous

            Congress is in a sticky situation here. They have to keep taking care of the top 1%, the ones who give them their REAL paychecks. They also have to figure out a way to increase taxes on shrinking paychecks too. They have to accomplish this while making it seem like they have the backs of the working men and women of America at the same time. No job that I would want.

          • Anonymous

            I don’t disagree, and I don’t buy their act especially when I found out they wanted JFK to introduce New World Order and he refused.

          • Anonymous

            I think the best defense is always a good offense. They should come out of the closet and admit that they are all bought and paid for. They could start wearing sponsor patches on their suits like NASCAR drivers do. Stop apologizing for their greed. Start wearing it like a badge, or a patch.

          • Anonymous

            You don’t think they do admit it? Their apologizing is saying ‘so we don’t care about you, we already have your money.’
            When they say, they are cutting S.S.I. and Medicare, there isn’t going to be any for another generation, after people have paid in for 30-50 years, to me I hear them say “suckers, we took your money and you agreed to let us by signing a W-2 and now we aren’t giving it back and we don’t care if you die, because we got what we want already.” But on the other hand, you aren’t allowed to work if you don’t sign a W-2.
            The government forced down the cost of cereal but not medicine! They allowed medical to go so high only the 2% can afford good care, they have genetically altered seeds so us regular folks can’t use the seeds from the food.
            We we didn’t have the Federal government we wouldn’t have the problems of no jobs, no money, unafforadable medical care.
            What kind of government says “We’ll fine you if you don’t have medical insurance, because you don’t have work, your place of employment doesn’t offer insurance and if you can’t afford it.” Seriously to me that says it all. They need to go now.

          • Anonymous

            I think the biggest snub of the American people came when there were only two men on the presidential debate stage. Here are your two “choices” America. Now be good sheep and get in pen D or pen R. Both sides are in our hip pocket, so it doesn’t really matter which pen you stumble into, we win either way. We need 535 INDEPENDENT carpenters, fishermen, and farmers in Washington before they sell out the last American worker.

          • Anonymous

            You know I think I said that just before election. I voted for Johnson.

        • Anonymous

          House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi saw her wealth rise considerably last year, from just more than $20million to a huge $35.2million.
          Establishing Pelosi’s place as one of the wealthiest lawmakers in the country, the sudden 62 per cent rise was revealed in the annual release of forms detailing the assets and liabilities of congressmen today.
          New House Speaker John Boehner also remained a multi-millionaire, with his wealth jumping from $1.8million in 2009 to $2.1million in 2010, and his deputy Eric Cantor reported even higher earnings.
          I know, I can’t stand that those wealthy people keep getting richer. The whole time Nancy Pelosi laughs at everyone that believes she is fighting for the common working man.

          • Anonymous

            They are ALL guilty, on both sides of the aisle. They are entirely responsible for the destruction of the American dream for 98% of this country through ineptitude, greed, and power mongering. I maintain that there is only one defense against these people and their ambitions. Buy local and buy America, period. I know it is hard. I know it is expensive. That is what they prey on. They realize that we prefer the easy and cheap way out these days. We have lost our fight. Our founding fathers would be disgusted with our lack of spine. All the hard work they did to form a more perfect union, and we roll over on something like this?

          • Anonymous

            Dont forget Chellie

          • Anonymous

            Olympia didn’t do too bad either.

      • Anonymous

        Sounds good! Let’s set up some transportation for them. This country was build by the people who produce products, not numbers on a piece of paper. Make sure they take their bean counters with them.

  • Anonymous

    Evil corporation wanting to make more evil $

  • Anonymous

    They ought to invest in Union employees to see what gets more bang for the buck. A union employee or a machine, which has more value?.. I sure the unions would have prevented them from re-investing while there was a dollar left for them to get..

    • Anonymous

      Johnny one-note chimes in … yawn.

      Same old, same old.

      • Anonymous

        Yep-spoken just like someone who’s never had a decent-paying job and wants to be sure nobody else does, either. Smaht. Really smaht.

        • Anonymous

          lol

          • Anonymous

            Do union workers hire union contractors when they need something done, heck no they go for the cheapest cost every time. thats a LOL!!!

          • Anonymous

            lol

        • Anonymous

          I charge alot for the work I do.. Union employees cannot afford me. LOL!!

          • Anonymous

            Why don’t you go count your money and stop bashing the working man? Obviously you have a grudge against unions. We all get that.

        • Anonymous

          Sound like someone who wants to keep his job and not have a union drive it into the ground. Yes I was in a union and got out when Maine was still a right to work state. Thanks Dems. for giving the unions control of that too.

    • Anonymous

      I worked in a profitable union shop 25 years ago that had 3 of these machines. Who do you think programs, runs, and reloads them? It’s not new technology.

      • Anonymous

        Unions are legalize extortion. Nothing more, nothing less except that unions are a cash pipeline for the Dems

        • Anonymous

          And Alec is a cash pipeline for the Repubs! How did that work?

  • Never forget 1812.

    • Anonymous

      You are kidding right? You are bringing up a war form when Canada was controlled by the British and we attacked it? Thankfully they forgot, or they probably would not be investing their money in our economy. You need to forget 1812, it was a very long time ago.

      • I’m not kidding. And, personally I’ve had it up to here with Canadians sneaking over the boarder and takin’ our jobs. I say we try again before the Crown has another chance to regroup.

        • Anonymous

          I did not see any Americans dumping money into this Maine plant with Maine workers. Sounds like job creation to me, how many Mainers does your business employ?

          • Anonymous

            I employ myself and one high school kid, and his job is on the bubble! lol. Maybe I need some Canadian investors too? lol.

        • Anonymous

          Boarder is the person who rents a room in your house. Border is the line between one town or city and another, or one nation and another.

  • Ben Hutchins

    I’m sorry, I just can’t get past the phrase “the Turkish equivalent of the Federal Aviation Administration”. I’m sure it’s really a well-run modern government agency, and I know this means I’m a horrible person, but I can’t help but envision it as something along the lines of “the Turkish equivalent of the motion picture industry”, which… well, let’s just say they don’t always set out to make comedies, but that’s what they always make.

  • Anonymous

    Funny that the only ones with money to invest are Canadians.But seriously good for them and great for there employees.

  • Anonymous

    Nice to see companies investing in businesses. Especially manufacturing jobs and especially here. Work, investment and more work creating jobs for families is what will bring about a recovery. They invest in Maine workers because Maine workers WORK for their money.

  • Anonymous

    Quality Maine Labor, some companies don’t seem to find us unattainable. Great news thank you for the investment in the Bangor area!

  • Anonymous

    The picture and this quote from the article says it all : “adds safety features, including a “light screen” that shuts down the machine if a worker gets too close while it’s in operation.”

    It reminds me of the old joke about the fully automated plant:“The fully automated factory of the future employs only one man and a dog. The dog is there to make sure the man doesn’t touch anything, and the man is there to feed the dog.”

  • Anonymous

    Congrats on investing in the area. Spread the word. A great workplace force is largely available and able. Stay positive!

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