Universal Forest Products closes five...

Universal Forest Products closes five plants, plans to sell ano...

There are 21 comments on the WZZM Grand Rapids story from Jan 21, 2008, titled Universal Forest Products closes five plants, plans to sell ano.... In it, WZZM Grand Rapids reports that:

Universal Forest Products announced today that five of its plants are closing and another will be sold due to a "housing market that continues to deteriorate," according to a company press release.

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hardball08

Big Rapids, MI

#1 Jan 21, 2008
Wow...Universal finally gets some negative coverage now that they're closing down plants? I'm surprised the article doesn't mention all the employees who will be losing their jobs, not to mention all the ones who lost their jobs during the summer "cut backs." What will it take to get rid of Mike Glenn?
Taxpayer

Grand Rapids, MI

#3 Jan 22, 2008
The article does mention the job losses and it's no surprise because UFP has been poorly run for a long time.
Casualty

Skaneateles, NY

#4 Jan 30, 2009
I say get rid of Jim Brennan!!! The guy that wants to sit back and copy cat better managed plants because he is afraid of failure and wont do anything different than he has done in the last 20 years!!!

Since: Oct 08

Black Squirrel City

#5 Jan 31, 2009
Has anyone heard how Merillat Ind. is doing. Their corp. hdqtr is in Adrian, with several coponent plants in the northern states. Americas Cabinet Builders.
auburn

New Hartford, NY

#6 Feb 4, 2009
Casualty wrote:
I say get rid of Jim Brennan!!! The guy that wants to sit back and copy cat better managed plants because he is afraid of failure and wont do anything different than he has done in the last 20 years!!!
Now were talking...... All the wrong people sent down the road and look whos still sitting reading the paper all day..... guess its not who ya know its who ya bl%@#
Casualty

Skaneateles, NY

#7 Feb 10, 2009
Casualty wrote:
I say get rid of Jim Brennan!!! The guy that wants to sit back and copy cat better managed plants because he is afraid of failure and wont do anything different than he has done in the last 20 years!!!
Now were talking...... All the wrong people sent down the road and look whos still sitting reading the paper all day..... guess its not who ya know its who ya bl%@#

Think Scott is reading this LMFAO He got his bonus it's all good. Hope the plane crashes LOL
Casualty

Skaneateles, NY

#8 Feb 10, 2009
I can't wait to see what new woman is on the plane this year! MUST BE NICE!!! Glad I broke my back for her!!! I wish I had the option, BUILD NEXT DOOR YOU DON'T STAND A CHANCE HERE now they own us. THANKS NORM n KERRY Hope Life is good for you guys!!!

Since: Feb 09

Corning, NY

#9 Feb 26, 2009
auburn wrote:
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Now were talking...... All the wrong people sent down the road and look whos still sitting reading the paper all day..... guess its not who ya know its who ya bl%@#
I think they are starting to reap what they sow. Maybe someday Bob Lees and Kevin Dicello will pull there heads out of you know where and fire Brennan and Peone. They deserve it more than anyone else. Everyone wants to work from home! RIGHT?
Nate Peone

Rochester, NY

#10 Mar 12, 2009
Hey Mark why don't you tells us how you really feel you coward,put your name up.
still laughing

Lawrenceville, PA

#11 Mar 23, 2009
Nate Peone wrote:
Hey Mark why don't you tells us how you really feel you coward,put your name up.
That's like the pot calling the kettle black!!! At least I stand up for my fellow co-workers. Something you are incapable of doing. You and Jim fit like a glove!! Don't know why you took the low road, maybe someday after you grow up you can tell me. You always did listen to the gossip that someone at EWP filled you with. Your loss!!!!!
auburn long-timer

United States

#12 May 14, 2009
the auburn long-time employees know that business is slow but think there must be something we can build to keep the few of us, that made this plant successful, employed so we'll still be around when the economy improves.

we enjoy working for this company and would like to stay but can only stay unemployed so long.

we need ideas and diversification to get us through these rough times.
auburn long-timer

United States

#13 May 29, 2009
why are there job postings for auburn plant on the universal site when all the production staff has received permanent layoff notices???????
up a creek thanks ufp

Perry, MI

#14 Jan 10, 2012
if they would stop grossly spending money on hunting, fishing trips, baseball games, football games, long nights at the bars, or as they say "meetings" then they could keep a plant open. over the summer i worked 16 to 18 hours monday thru friday, plus 8 hours on saturdays, and they kicked us to the curb. screw you universal, screw you.

Since: Jan 12

Karachi, Pakistan

#15 Jan 11, 2012
I can the business is going in loss...?
bobolinq

Belmont, MI

#16 Jan 11, 2012
auburn wrote:
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Now were talking...... All the wrong people sent down the road and look whos still sitting reading the paper all day..... guess its not who ya know its who ya bl%@#
gee, that has a familiar ring to it, eh Mr. hackett?
Karma

United States

#18 Nov 4, 2016
laughing about it wrote:
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I think they are starting to reap what they sow. Maybe someday Bob Lees and Kevin Dicello will pull there heads out of you know where and fire Brennan and Peone. They deserve it more than anyone else. Everyone wants to work from home! RIGHT?
Looks like Lees and Dicello pulled their heads out, and got themselves arrested. Google their names now!
KARMA GOT RAPHAN

Bradenton, FL

#19 Dec 10, 2016
Mark Ciavarella , Mike Raphan , gerald garson , Rabbi Ari Tischler , Sam Schecter , Ami Propper , ann coulter , Roy Bullock and the AIPAC ziotard fifth column were disbarred.
neuer treason

Bradenton, FL

#20 Jan 11, 2017
KARMA GOT RAPHAN wrote:
Mark Ciavarella , Mike Raphan , gerald garson , Rabbi Ari Tischler , Sam Schecter , Ami Propper , ann coulter , Roy Bullock and the AIPAC ziotard fifth column were disbarred.
..........Hillel Neuer aka jonathan pollard and the zionist fifth column demand more US blood and treasure for the apartheid izreeli kosher nostra.
Madoff zionism

Bradenton, FL

#21 Jan 18, 2017
MOSAIC is mosatan , creating air and water pollution , toxic sinkholes , moonscapes and crooked county commissioners ala kosher nostra fifth column.
Resolute-loses-b id

Pickering, Canada

#23 Mar 10, 2017

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