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Ariella
Ariella
1/22/2019 1:29:52 PM
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Re: For export, too?
@Commisio44354 yes, obviously it's still in huge demand -- and not just for the private planes fown to climate meetings. Forbes had an articleo n this a few yeas back https://www.forbes.com/sites/judeclemente/2015/04/19/three-reasons-oil-will-continue-to-run-the-world/#14634a2443f9

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Commisio44354
Commisio44354
1/22/2019 1:25:23 PM
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Re: For export, too?
Appreciate the updated number in this regard--interesting how petroleum is prominent in spite of the continuied debate on climate change--On a side note, Saw a report that 1500 private planes were expected at Davos where all were expected to talk about saving the planet!! :) 

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Ariella
Ariella
1/22/2019 11:32:31 AM
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Re: For export, too?
I don't think political views necessarily impact views of products.  In any case, I don't think they can do very well without the top two categories of exports. according to CNN's figures, they are 
  • Food, beverage and feed: $133 billion. ...
  • Crude oil, fuel and other petroleum products: $109 billion. ..

 

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Commisio44354
Commisio44354
1/22/2019 11:18:04 AM
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Re: For export, too?
I'll be also curious-although what I am concerned about for the current image of the United States due to challenging times in Washington right now. 

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Commisio44354
Commisio44354
1/22/2019 11:16:38 AM
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Re: For export, too?
I hope to see more such success stories over the ensuing weeks, months and years--and that's critical for the long-term viability of the US. 

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DonBrowne
DonBrowne
1/22/2019 9:24:41 AM
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Re: For export, too?
It's good to see made in America products not only using new technology but perhaps becoming a leader in the world for the flexible ribbon idea. Noting "6,912 bend-insensitive fibers whose cable diameter fits into a 2-inch duct," will seemingly solve a lot of problems in maximizing fiber installations at presumably a lower cost. 

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Ariella
Ariella
1/15/2019 11:08:22 AM
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Re: For export, too?
@mhhf1ve Interesting point: what is the perception of made in the USA abroad? Perhaps some of the community here from outside the US can enlighten us.

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mhhf1ve
mhhf1ve
1/11/2019 1:20:37 AM
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For export, too?
I assume there's a growth market for this type of fiber in other countries as well? Or are knockoffs a threat to the export market? Made in the USA might not have much sway in foreign markets when it comes to fiber technology.

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