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September 8, 2013 12:00 AM

Patience has been Macon’s virtue in Kumho affair

“Patience is a virtue” says the old saw, and Macon has been patiently waiting for Kumho Tire to fulfill its commitment to build the company’s fourth plant, the first in the U.S. Actually, we had no other choice but to wait. When the $225 million plant was announced back in 2008, no one knew that the world was about to fall off the financial cliff. Formerly stable titans of industry were falling like flies. One of those industries that Kumho depends on is the auto industry. Gone are the heady days of the 1950s when, in the misquoted words of former GM President Charles E. Wilson: “What’s good for General Motors is good for the country.”

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