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    GM Pulls Mexican Made Blazer From Baseball Park Display

    The Detroit News
    March 30, 2019

    Photo Credit: Randy Essex/Detroit Free Press

    General Motors removed its Chevrolet Blazer from its display Saturday at Comerica Park following online controversy, officials said.

    The Chevrolet Blazer and the Chevrolet Silverado were installed at the Tigers' ballpark fountain briefly this week until controversy arose that the car wasn't American-made, GM officials said.

    GM spokesman Jim Cain said WXYZ (Channel 7) published an online poll asking if viewers stood with the Chevy Blazer being placed on display despite being built in Mexico.

    Cain defended the Detroit automaker's choice saying “American workers contribute more to the Chevy Blazer than anyone else," but said it was an easy decision to remove the vehicle.

    “We want people to enjoy baseball without distractions, so we have replaced the Chevrolet Blazer with a Chevrolet Traverse at the Comerica Park fountain," Cain said.

    He said the negative attention took away from the company's mission.

    "American workers contribute significantly to the success of the Chevrolet Blazer," he said. "The Blazer will pump more than half a billion dollars into the U.S. manufacturing economy each year, helping support thousands of good-paying U.S. jobs."

    The 2019 Blazer, a two-row crossover, is being made at GM's plant in Ramos, Mexico.








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    Re: GM Pulls Mexican Made Blazer From Baseball Park Display

    Think Brexit is exciting? Wait for the 2019 GM-UAW contract negotiations.

    Gonna be a "blazing" hot summer in Detroit.








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    Re: GM Pulls Mexican Made Blazer From Baseball Park Display

    I think the timing is the thing that rubs people the wrong way. People have been buying Mexican-assembled trucks for years with nary a care about it. However, when you promote the all-new Blazer (that's assembled in Mexico) and then shortly thereafter announce the closure of multiple plants in the United States with thousands of jobs lost, it doesn't sit well with many people.

    Had the Blazer been promoted more and also available this past summer or fall, then the announcement of the closures would have been a few months after, I think this wouldn't be nearly as big an issue. Timing is everything.
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    Re: GM Pulls Mexican Made Blazer From Baseball Park Display

    GM has been good at giving themselves a Corporate big fat black eye lately with their timing on things.

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    Re: GM Pulls Mexican Made Blazer From Baseball Park Display

    ah, the chickens have come home to roost

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    Re: GM Pulls Mexican Made Blazer From Baseball Park Display

    Quote Originally Posted by canadian.bacon View Post
    ah, the chickens have come home to roost
    And the Blazer has flown the coop. Dern!
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    Re: GM Pulls Mexican Made Blazer From Baseball Park Display

    First thought: GM needs to put competent people in charge of marketing. Of course, I’ve been SCREAMING that for decades.

    Second thought: to hell with the UAW. GM is an international business.

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    Re: GM Pulls Mexican Made Blazer From Baseball Park Display

    Quote Originally Posted by Neanderthal View Post
    And the Blazer has flown the coop. Dern!
    Are we sure it hasn't flown the Coup? ...Or maybe started one.

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    Re: GM Pulls Mexican Made Blazer From Baseball Park Display

    LOL GM cant even get their pants on properly nowadays. GM's current management are a bunch of idiots who excel in ineptitude. As succinctly said by a poster above timing is everything. If GM's management dont understand that then they are in the wrong job at the wrong corporation making wrong decisions. Tone deaf at its best.
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    Re: GM Pulls Mexican Made Blazer From Baseball Park Display

    Perception is reality. The reality is Detroit is the global headquarters for General Motors, GM just laid off a lot of Americans, and the Blazer is NOT built in America. I don't care if 90% of the car is made in America and only the doors are put on in Mexico, GM can't say it's not built in Mexico!

    Really, would it have been so hard for them to just put a friggin Camaro built right down the street on that display? Are they that dense up there in the ivory RenCen? Hello? McFly? Barra? Anybody?

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    Re: GM Pulls Mexican Made Blazer From Baseball Park Display

    Quote Originally Posted by 1958carnut View Post
    Are we sure it hasn't flown the Coup? ...Or maybe started one.
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    Re: GM Pulls Mexican Made Blazer From Baseball Park Display

    Quote Originally Posted by FUTURE_OF_GM 2.0 View Post
    First thought: GM needs to put competent people in charge of marketing. Of course, I’ve been SCREAMING that for decades.

    Second thought: to hell with the UAW. GM is an international business.
    In Korea, Japan, etc.. China, international business means, export of local products to foreign markets. Time for Mother Barrah to wake up to that reality.

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    Re: GM Pulls Mexican Made Blazer From Baseball Park Display

    I wonder what went through the idiot's mind who selected the Blazer for the display. The person was either completely stupid and should be fired or was intentionally trying to get GM to look stupid and should be fired.

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    Re: GM Pulls Mexican Made Blazer From Baseball Park Display

    Quote Originally Posted by Shotgun View Post
    I think the timing is the thing that rubs people the wrong way. People have been buying Mexican-assembled trucks for years with nary a care about it. However, when you promote the all-new Blazer (that's assembled in Mexico) and then shortly thereafter announce the closure of multiple plants in the United States with thousands of jobs lost, it doesn't sit well with many people.

    Had the Blazer been promoted more and also available this past summer or fall, then the announcement of the closures would have been a few months after, I think this wouldn't be nearly as big an issue. Timing is everything.
    the Chinese made Buick is not getting the same "blow back" because it was announced and delivered during a "quiet" time
    IMHO the Blazer NEEDED to drop NEXT year AFTER the union / plant closures gotr out of the press news cycle

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    Quote Originally Posted by richmond2000 View Post
    the Chinese made Buick is not getting the same "blow back" because it was announced and delivered during a "quiet" time
    IMHO the Blazer NEEDED to drop NEXT year AFTER the union / plant closures gotr out of the press news cycle
    When you announce to people that they are fired when they are having their Thanksgiving Turkey, preparing for Advent and Christmas, you deserve all the flak

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