SKD Automotive plans to keep Jonesvil...

SKD Automotive plans to keep Jonesville plant open

There are 357 comments on the Battle Creek Enquirer story from Nov 18, 2008, titled SKD Automotive plans to keep Jonesville plant open. In it, Battle Creek Enquirer reports that:

The Jonesville village manager says an executive at SKD Automotive Group LP has confirmed to him that the company will not close its parts plant there, despite SKD's decision to trim more than 300 jobs at the ...

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Euthanize Illiterates

Holland, MI

#343 Dec 11, 2009
THANKFUL wrote:
we are making a profit at martin rea some thing we never did at that hole SKD i am one of the lucky ones that got called back and i am not a ball washer not like you
There are 340 posts on this blog; which one are you referring to when you say ball washer?

Good deal for Martinrea, and good for you.
I Own 3 trailers

AOL

#344 Dec 12, 2009
what the hell is martinrea????? And are they hiring?
Mekong River Yacht Club

Holland, MI

#345 Dec 12, 2009
I Own 3 trailers wrote:
what the hell is martinrea????? And are they hiring?
Martinrea is the former SKD located in Jonesville, Mi at 260 Gaige Street Zip 49250.

They are/were hiring sporadically through Time Services and other temp firms. Do good and they'll hire you in permanent. Nice place to work... if you are not a cry-baby and have a good work ethic.
You are wrong

Fowlerville, MI

#346 Dec 27, 2009
It has nothing to do with whether you work hard or not. Listen we have on third shift 5 press operators.We have 4 die setters a team leader and a supervisor just for the press room we have more indirect then workers this is for 11 presses 3 are broken 1 we hardly ever use.We have 17 material handlers on 3 shifts without any supervision the place is an absolute mess.This is all going on now with the construction of a new building coming what will the place look like?
They are bringing in more work to an already over capcity shop we over run every product we do not follow any kind of schedule.All this sounds like a blueprint for failure and we can not seem to fix our quality issuses.So if this sounds like a place you want to work rumor has it we will be hiring in January.
Depindirt

Holland, MI

#347 Dec 31, 2009
Yes, I would like to work there. But from the sounds of it...NOT the press room.
lowel

AOL

#348 Jan 14, 2010
i might come and apply for shipping job they have on computer
Joe Blob

Holland, MI

#349 Jan 15, 2010
You are wrong wrote:
It has nothing to do with whether you work hard or not. Listen we have on third shift 5 press operators.We have 4 die setters a team leader and a supervisor just for the press room we have more indirect then workers this is for 11 presses 3 are broken 1 we hardly ever use.We have 17 material handlers on 3 shifts without any supervision the place is an absolute mess.This is all going on now with the construction of a new building coming what will the place look like?
They are bringing in more work to an already over capcity shop we over run every product we do not follow any kind of schedule.All this sounds like a blueprint for failure and we can not seem to fix our quality issuses.So if this sounds like a place you want to work rumor has it we will be hiring in January.
So whats your point?

How does this NOT make it a nice place to work? If you are going to rebut somebody, at least make your statements supportive of your presented facts. While you are at it, check your spelling; you had several errors.
Ken

AOL

#350 Jan 16, 2010
Is Martinrea union? I know they are hiring through a temp service at $9.45 per hour and if they hire you, its somelike $12.45 and .10 every 2 weeks until top pay of $14.?? Medical beni's?
Vladimir Nigorov

Holland, MI

#351 Jan 27, 2010
I heard they are working 3 shifts at Martinrea...any truth to this?
Canadian employee

Canada

#352 Jan 31, 2010
Well now Martinrea plans on shutting another Canadian plant down in Dresden. First Budd Kitchener then Windsor Fabco now Dresden Fabco. Ridgetown will be next. So how Canadian are Martinrea's owners. Very greedy, unhumaine group of people. Regardless of what thier website says,they don't care at all about the people they employ. They only care about lining thier own pockets and tossing people out into the street. Perhaps they should move thier head office to the USA and get American citizenships. They are Traitors and terrible employers. Perhaps the government should look into this company. I am sure they are up to lots of illegal activity.
canadian guy

Windsor, Canada

#353 Apr 2, 2010
is thee new work going into jonesville?? like maybe a twist axle for chrysler minivan????
canadian guy

Windsor, Canada

#354 Apr 2, 2010
martinrea is bad news guys.....don t believe all their promises..only agenda they have is to make money and people don t matter in the least despite what they might want you to think
bob the bitcher

United States

#355 Apr 23, 2010
we have alot of new work i've heard that a twist axle is coming. We also have some of the Valeo work from Dresden and have heard the rest is being held up by the union but will be brought to Jonesville soon.We have no control of what they do here and are sympathetic to all that have lost jobs through all of this.We have been working 7 days a week in the press room for months and they say it is suppose to get busy in June.So Martinrea is trying to get some more days added to the week haha....
Soon to be unemployed

Newmarket, Canada

#356 Apr 29, 2010
Martinrea is all about profit. Profit for the company, profit for the share holders, profit at the expense of the employees. You can take this warning to the bank people-- if you work for this company you will be forced to take major concessions or be unemployed!! This company has a habit of always taking from its employees until there is nothing left to take, then moves the work on to the next factory where history will certainly repeat itself. A quick search on the net will prove this to be true. You will not be a part of the company, just a pawn, who will be kicked to the street as soon as the profit margin narrows!!
axleman

Windsor, Canada

#357 May 11, 2010
bob the bitcher wrote:
we have alot of new work i've heard that a twist axle is coming. We also have some of the Valeo work from Dresden and have heard the rest is being held up by the union but will be brought to Jonesville soon.We have no control of what they do here and are sympathetic to all that have lost jobs through all of this.We have been working 7 days a week in the press room for months and they say it is suppose to get busy in June.So Martinrea is trying to get some more days added to the week haha....
====so you don t actually have axle job yet?? just a rumor??
bob

United States

#359 May 24, 2010
I think we have the axle job they are cleaning out some of the junk to make room for this work.They have rented an old factory to move the junk to.The plant manager told us we have the axle jobs.
DocBrown

Layton, UT

#362 Aug 25, 2010
Whats the current status at MR as of August 2010?

Are you still doing OT 10s or 12s?

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