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Graham Immerman
April 18, 2018

Forbes contributor Jim Collins certainly made a statement with his headline - What is the World is Tesla Doing? He said, "To see a rack of die castings sitting outside exposed to the weather at a facility that is, according to Google Maps, 10.7 miles away from the actual Tesla assembly facility in Fremont is just mind-boggling." Often, cutting corners can come back to bite you. What do you think about Tesla's decisions? Will they get themselves into financial trouble soon? 

What In The World Is Tesla Doing? Bizarre Manufacturing Processes Produce Massive Cash BurSource: http://www.forbes.com

About a month ago, CNBC published an article noting Tesla's use of reworked parts in its factories. That report was lacking in substance and somewhat misleading, but the reporter, Lora Kolodny, published a new report this afternoon with much more detail, including pictures. She nailed it. That Tesla has racks of castings and door frames sitting outdoors at a local facility owned by a nonaffiliated machining company is startling. Read More

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