Another privately-held company is threatening Galtism.
Menards, whose policies include issuing anti-democratic propaganda, pays its employees subsistence wages while massaging its margins in under-served markets like Rapid City and Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
O'Fallon, Missouri has been passed over according to a local media outlet:
The company is blaming the Obama administration for the project’s failure. A Menards spokesperson says the company no longer plans on adding a store in O’Fallon, Missouri because of the President’s economic policies.John Menard is one of the country's richest white men contributing to earth haters like John Thune and Michele Bachmann while joining with Koch Industries in forcing primaries against those resisting its advances.
Menards and CEO John Menard have been cited for dozens of environmental code violations; in 1997 Menard and his company were fined $1.7 million when Menard himself was found to have used “his own pickup truck to haul plastic bags filled with chromium and arsenic-laden wood ash to his own home for disposal along with his household trash,” according to Milwaukee.--Adele M. Stan at AlterNet.Pierre, South Dakota is the newest community threatening established hometown South Dakota-owned lumber and home improvement businesses:
The Pierre City Commission announced Tuesday that home-improvement company Menards intends to build a location in northeast Pierre. The improvements, which include grading, infrastructure, the frontage road and contingencies, are estimated to cost $3.4 million. However, there are also plans to upgrade Garfield Road, in conjunction with the state Department of Transportation, and North Airport Road, both of which will facilitate additional expansion in that part of town. The city is seeking to finance all these projects with $5.5 million in loans. The loans will be equalized over the coming decade and be paid off in 2026. [David Rookhuyzen, Pierre Capital Journal]Fuck 'em.