I heard this story on NPR last month, and did not have a chance to post it here. The Red River Army Depot in NE Texas has no shortage of job security. It's where damaged Humvees, Bradley Fighting Vehicles (lightweight aluminum design which can be easily taken out with grenades and which don't carry a full fighting squad) and US Army trucks come to be refurbished, rebuilt, and re-issued, after they've been damaged in Iraq and elsewhere. Every 16 minutes, or about 32 vehicles a day, roll out the door.
An October '08 news release shows that they are expanding the facility to handle more volume. Great for the local area... but you'd have to really love East Texas to want to move there.
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