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There's a lot of factors involved in locating warehousing for perishable goods, shelf-life on fresh meat is short, Hormel's location had more to do with HyVee's decision than any local Government.

The close proximity to the Hormel plant cuts transportation cost and increases shelf-life.

Austin has some say in their Utility costs, SMMPA may have cut a deal that Freeborn/Mower couldn't match. who knows..

It does irk me that we have to give Corporations large gift packages to get them to locate locally.
It's similar to the pro-sports teams that extort new stadiums from the taxpayer.

Your understanding of logistics and warehouse management is staggering, (see idiota)  :dunce:

The amount of products Hormel produces at the Austin plant is insignificant when compared to the products an average grocery store carries and especially where a distribution center like HyVee is concerned.

Also, though electricity is a major cost consideration, warehouse utilities have become extremely efficient where building new facilities is concerned. LED lighting, in floor heating, the list goes on. Labor costs are dramatically decreased too ( I wonder if there will be a union)


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Idiots use the same idioms...

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HyVee sure did a lot for that old mall area in Austin.

That was a multi-acre wasteland till they built that new store.

Albert Lea was never able to get a real good makeover at their store it seemed because they had to stay open and build on.

Didn't have the luxury of just starting from scratch.

Seemed that way to me anyway.

Still find it hard to gripe about the distribution thing.

Better news than when the wind turbine people pretended to be considering building in both Albert Lea and Austin.

That yielded a big fat nothing.


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(Botto 82 @ Oct. 03 2017,11:32 pm)
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Albert Lea's leadership is replete with useless idiots. Austin's leadership is replete with slightly less useless idiots. That was enough to make a difference, I guess.

Austin's last two attempts at bitchfest discussion forums died off when Facebook came to town. Albert Lea's rolls on. People notice that sort of thing.

The Tribune publishes every conviction from jaywalking to speeding. Plus you have frequent visits to the Wayne and Paul Wingnut Show. The Herald reserves column inches for mostly upbeat pro-Austin/Hormel/Mayo junk, with a smattering of felon-in-possession-of-a-firearm-related stories. Kind of odd, the very different editorial styles of two newspapers that are owned by the same outfit. Nevertheless, people notice that, too.

In short, lousy leadership, and a bad image.

I don't really see that big of a difference in papers or leadership in either town.

The old Austin Forums were great. Lots of interesting people. I remember one time in the Mach 1 version there was a pimp on there trying to advertise his employees. It was funny to read.

There was really a wealth of archives as well.

I'm glad this forum is still around. I have gotten a lot better perspective on the Mayo hospital situation than I would have  otherwise. Thanks to some good contributors here.

I wouldn't argue that perhaps Albert Lea has suffered reputation-wise.

But if you actually look around. Their have been vast improvements and there are people who do what they can with what they have to work with.

For example - The downtown looks better than it has in forever. Maybe not back to the glory days of the Skinner's Dept store era. But way better than what many claim was a better era.

Lots of improvements all over the place in trails, parks water access. Lots of towns would luvv to have the trails alone in Albert Lea.

You had that Larson doors/windows guy open a facility.

Those are just a few off the top of my head. I don't focus on these things that much so. . . It is a limited list.

Point is. . . some of the people saying that it is such a crap hole. should really have a look around.

And there are still improvements being made.

Not everyone likes traffic jams and smog.

Funny thing is I know people who think Albert Lea is too big of a place to raise a family. heh


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Oh. . . and Albert Lea doesn't smell like an NYC sized hog confinement facility.

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