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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-07-08 01:42 PM
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La-Z-Boy, Whirlpool Moving Hundreds Of Jobs To Mexico

http://www.chattanoogan.com/articles/article_125124.asp

Workers at Dayton, Cleveland Facilities Get Notices
posted April 3, 2008

La-Z-Boy and Whirlpool are moving jobs to new plants in Mexico, bringing job losses to hundreds of workers in Dayton and Cleveland.

La-Z-Boy employees in Dayton were told today that the cutting and sewing operation is being moved to Mexico.

Kathy Liebmann, La-Z-Boy spokesperson, said the Dayton facility has over 2,000 employees, but she did not have a breakdown on those in cutting and sewing.

Ms. Liebmann said La-Z-Boy is closing a plant at Tremonton, Utah, but will keep its other plants open, including the one at Dayton. She said the 400 production jobs at the Utah plant will be spread over the other five plants.

he said workers in cutting and sewing will have an opportunity to train for available production jobs.

Ms. Liebmann said the Mexico plant is slated to open in January.

Meanwhile, some 350 Whirlpool employees are losing their jobs at the former Maytag facility in Cleveland.

Those jobs are also going to Mexico as well as to Oklahoma.

Ms. Liebmann said the transition will take place over the next 18-24 months.

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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-07-08 01:50 PM
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1. it never stops
it just never stops....
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-07-08 01:54 PM
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2. Thank you NAFTA-just what Ohio needs!
:mad:
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Not Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-07-08 01:58 PM
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3. Damn, just two months ago, I bought a whirlpool refrig
over an LG. The tiebreaker: made in USA.
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-07-08 02:32 PM
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4. NO MORE tax breaks as an American company. NO more rights
as a 'corporate' citizen. Who do these shitheads think are gonna be able to buy their crap now? They must be planning on sending all the stuff overseas because the American people (except for a certain special 5%) are either all tapped out or unemployed/underemployed.
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RB TexLa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-23-08 09:24 AM
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5. More "Americans deserve jobs, Mexicans don't deserve jobs"
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-23-08 01:28 PM
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6. And it has NOTHING to do with "competition"
But EVERYTHING to do with stockholder profits. Prices NEVER g down in the appliance industry EVER, and I used to think he world of the Whirlpool brand, now they can kiss my ass too. Amana, Maytag, Whirlpool, what's left that is made in America??? GE is already being made in Mexico.
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