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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-04 11:15 PM
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Mayflower Vehicle Systems to cut 375 jobs
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/apbiz_story.asp?...

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Mayflower Vehicle Systems, Inc. plans to lay off about 375 workers at its South Charleston vehicle stamping plant starting in late October because a major contract is expiring, plant officials said Thursday.

The layoffs of 350 hourly workers and 25 salaried employees will begin Oct. 28 and will run through January. A contract with DaimlerChrysler AG's Mercedes-Benz will expire at the end of the year, plant manager Richard Fix said.

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Mayflower Vehicle Systems' British parent, The Mayflower Corporation PLC, was declared bankrupt in March and handed over to an external administrator with debts of nearly $356 million.

The uncertainty about a potential buyer for the company's U.S. operations has caused clients to be wary about signing new contracts with Mayflower, said Mike Fell, human resource director at the South Charleston plant.

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Tight_rope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-04 11:17 PM
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1. This can't be....Bush said he is creating jobs.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-04 11:44 PM
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2. Yeppers, that red-hot economy....................
just keeps steamrolling along................downhill.
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