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"Let me try mine. It's made in China."
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"Of course, the actual honey is all made overseas."
'Conglomo Corporation: Proud manufacturer of outrageously useless stuff you apparently can't live without.'
Think Zero Defects
'We manufacture micro computing devices. We're looking to hire a director of research that can anticipate the next small thing.'
"Where's the business end of this thing?"
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If we don't restructure our manufacturing base abroad to minimise core costs and increase margins and profit ratios then I fear we're in danger of forgetting what Christmas is actually about!
Business Hierarchy: Research and Development, Manufacturing Division, and Advertising and Promotion.
"We design them here, but the labor is cheaper in Hell."
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Why China's carbon footprint is so large.
Strategic metals vs. non-strategic metals.
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'This thing better hold. I don't know about you, but I don't find plan B very reassuring.'
'So, how's life among those dark, satanic light industrial units?'
"It's a mixed-use facility: retail space, low-rent housing, luxury apartments, and an area set aside for making steel."
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Puss in Factory Seconds
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"It's less of a spell than it is a signature scent."
"You know, boys, I could get this crap a lot cheaper from China."
Top-Echelon Shakeup: Zubin Mehta to Chrysler, Lee Iacocca to the Philharmonic
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'With Zen and judo and flower arranging, how do you find time to manufacture semiconductors?'
"Yeah, that one's funny, too. Next."
"If he has any talent whatsoever, I'll be rich!"
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'Grandpa, what was manufacturing?'
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"Hello? Beasts of the Field? This is Lou, over in Birds of the Air. Anything funny going on at your end?"
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OBSOLETE: Any piece of software or hardware that you bought last week for mega bucks.