Saturday, April 29, 2017

Hmmm...I Wonder?

24 FEB 2017
Tesla Inc. is the manufacturer of autonomous driving electric cars.  Elon Musk is the co-founder and CEO.  One of his manufacturing facilities is in Freemont, CA and another is the giant "Gigafactory" located in Nevada.  The facility in Nevada is referred to as Gigafactory #1.  Another facility in Buffalo, NY which produces solar energy products is referred to by Mr. Musk as Gigafactory #2. On February 24 he stated Tesla needed three more Gigafactories...one in Europe, one in China, and another here in the United States.  When asked on Twitter where another US Gigafactory might be located he said, "Something on a tristate border might work.  Gigafactory plus nearby supporting supply chain needs a very large workforce." 

Hmmm...I wonder if Mr. Musk was referring to the Ohio-Kentucky-West Virginia tristate area as a possible location for a Gigafactory?


26 MAR 2017
Ro Khanna is the freshman congressman from California's 17th District, which includes most of Silicon Valley and all the big tech companies such as Google and Apple.  On March 26th Mr. Khanna visited the Ohio-Kentucky-West Virginia tristate area to see what that part of the country might have to offer the technology industry - and how Appalachia can reap its benefits in the form of jobs and tech training.  Tesla's corporate office and Freemont manufacturing facility are also located in Mr. Khanna's district.

Hmmm...I wonder if  Mr. Khanna has ever had any discussions about a Gigafactory location with Mr. Musk?  



26 APR 2017
Braidy Industries Inc. is an eco-friendly, state of the art aluminum alloy manufacturer.  On April 26, 2017 Craig Bouchard, Chairman and CEO of Braidy Industries along with Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin announced the construction of the nations first Greenfield aluminum rolling mill in over three decades.  The mill will be state of the art and produce low-cost high quality auto body sheet aluminum, plate and ultra-high strength alloys for the Aerospace industry.  Did I mention that Mr. Musk's Tesla vehicles rely heavily on aluminum parts and components and that he also owns Space-X, an aerospace company.  The new Braidy Industries mill will be located in the Eastern Kentucky tristate area town of South Shore, Kentucky.

Hmmm...I wonder if Mr. Bouchard and Governor Bevin have had any discussions about a Gigafactory location with Mr. Musk and Congressman Khanna?

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Never Woulda Thunk It

I've watched in horror the assassination of a President, watched with awe a total eclipse of the sun and watched with amazement as the first man stepped foot on the moon.  But I never dreamed I'd live to see this...

For the first time since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution a major industrial nation went a full day without using coal to generate electricity.  Last Friday was a coal-free day for Britain.   It is believed to be the first time the nation has not used coal to generate electricity since the world's first centralized public coal-fired generator opened in 1882 in London, England.       

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

It Ain't Trump's Fault...It's Sam's Fault

You've probably heard all the reports lately about how thousands of Mexican immigrants are returning to Mexico because they fear President Trump will have them arrested and deported.  But the real reason they are leaving is SAM (Semi-Automated Mason).  Yup, a robot brick layer that can lay 3,000 bricks a day compared to 500 by your average Mexican...

Monday, April 10, 2017

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Sunday, April 2, 2017