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#1 Quasar

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 09:04 AM

Just saw where Pillsbury is closing the New Albany plant within the next 18 months...

I sure hate to see this. I've got friends working there... Those are some nice jobs going away...
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Posted 08 January 2015 - 10:02 AM

http://www.wdrb.com/...y-to-close-soon

 

That's bad news. Seemed to be a good place to work; I knew two people who retired from Pillsbury.


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#3 kelley

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 10:33 AM

Closing? Dang.

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 10:43 AM

In a news release the company said "the decision is subject to negotiation with union officials. If the decision becomes final,
the company expects the facility would close mid-calendar year 2016."
 
If the plant does shut down, approximately 400 employees will be affected.
 


#5 Ray Lawrence Parker

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 12:01 PM

I sure hope the decision is reversed. I know some good people who work there.


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#6 Tina

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 12:22 PM

And from my perspective, this kind of closing is never good for the real estate market.



#7 Bigfoot

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 12:34 PM

For it to be reversed I think the union would have to make some large cuts in other plants to make this one cost feasable.



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Posted 08 January 2015 - 02:35 PM

Back in the early 90's, I was a supervisor at the Frito-Lay plant in Louisville. It was apparent when I was there that the plant was antiquated and needed a major overhaul. Frito negotiated it's final union agreement when I was there. They shut the plant down a couple of years later. It was less expensive to build elsewhere with cheaper land and labor.

 

This sounds like a similar situation. I feel for these people. It's hard to start over after many years of working at a good paying facility.


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Posted 08 January 2015 - 08:50 PM

 It's hard to start over after many years of working at a good paying facility.

 

Exactly...Good luck finding a manufacturing or semi-skilled job that pays on average $26 ( in this area anyway)...Especially bad for those in their 40's/50's and/or nearing retirement...This is going to be devastating to those families...(And that's why I can't get too excited about new jobs coming into the area that at best may only pay half that).


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Posted 08 January 2015 - 09:25 PM

Exactly...Good luck finding a manufacturing or semi-skilled job that pays on average $26 ( in this area anyway)...Especially bad for those in their 40's/50's and/or nearing retirement...This is going to be devastating to those families...(And that's why I can't get too excited about new jobs coming into the area that at best may only pay half that).

:thumbsup:   And raising property taxes to do it to boot!

 


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#11 grayarea

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 11:34 AM

 

In a news release the company said "the decision is subject to negotiation with union officials. If the decision becomes final,
the company expects the facility would close mid-calendar year 2016."
 
If the plant does shut down, approximately 400 employees will be affected.
 

 

 

Sounds like negotiation at gun point...you either agree to their terms or they shut down the plant.






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