300 to lose jobs at Dura's Mancelona ...

300 to lose jobs at Dura's Mancelona plant

There are 19 comments on the Traverse City Record-Eagle story from Apr 1, 2008, titled 300 to lose jobs at Dura's Mancelona plant. In it, Traverse City Record-Eagle reports that:

“They just keep getting richer, but the workers have to pay to give them bonuses”

Dura Automotive Inc. confirmed it will close its manufacturing plant in Mancelona, shuttering one of the largest employers in Antrim County. via Traverse City Record-Eagle

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Wally

United States

#1 Apr 8, 2008
that is a lot of jobs for 1 small town.

Michigan is going down the drain!!!
Jenny

Mancelona, MI

#2 Apr 9, 2008
i think it is very stupid because I go to mancelona schools and I have a friend's dad that is a supervisor there and I think it so stuid.....
Darcy

Gaylord, MI

#3 May 2, 2008
This is a very sad time for all the people and their families that work at Dura. My husband works there and I don't hardly see him at all. He has been working every weekend. My only day off is Sunday. But we have to save money so we will be ok for a little while until we figure what were going to do. The way it looks we are going to be moving. Where, not sure.

Since: Sep 08

Elizabethtown, KY

#4 Sep 11, 2008
listen guy's my plant was one of the first a long time back . i am from the fulton ky. plant and there is nothing you can do or say to take the hurt and pain for all of the workers but god bless you guy's for all of the hard work .my plant was closed 5 years back .leaving alot of people holding the bag
barbara

Charlotte, NC

#5 Sep 11, 2008
dura hater wrote:
listen guy's my plant was one of the first a long time back . i am from the fulton ky. plant and there is nothing you can do or say to take the hurt and pain for all of the workers but god bless you guy's for all of the hard work .my plant was closed 5 years back .leaving alot of people holding the bag
reality check..if the unions didn't overpay by such a massive amount, then domestic manufacturing would have stayed domestic. Unions provided a very comfortable living for less than skilled labor for more than 50 years..time to pay it back as the jobs go overseas.

Since: Sep 08

Greensburg, KY

#6 Sep 26, 2008
well all i got to say is we should have used all the nukes back in ww2 . then we would not have this problem ha ha ha . actually if we had adopted 6sigma along time ago we might be better off and kill all the union stuff like in the henry ford days .but no all of us capitlest basterds had to be hard headed so now we are out of work and tryin to pimp out our old ladies or cookin meth sellin weed or just bein a bumd NOT!.and oh yes barbara i guess you have never told a lie either ha ha ha also what labor skills do you have hummmmmmm let my unskilled ass think oh yes it really is not the unions it is politics dumbass money talks bullshit walks woman get a life .it's the big fish eating the little fish and dura just had your and my and hundreds of peoples ass for lunch .so shove that up your axe and turn left
barbara

Traverse City, MI

#7 Sep 29, 2008
nicely put..I am sure your family is proud of your language skills! Not to put it in too big of a word for you, I am a Manufacturing Engineer and daughter of a GM tradesman. I know a little bit about these things. I see that during your overpaid tenure at Dura you didn't take the time to read a book or learn any sort of grammer. That lack of self improvement may have something to do with your difficulty in finding employment. Or I guess it could be your nasty disposition.( sorry ..big word..)
Dave

United States

#8 Nov 3, 2008
Yep its your turn, I was at Livonia, and good old Harold and John took out our little plant and you guys all smiled and was glad it wasn't you. You had the VP at corp taking care of you, guess he didn't this time, I wish you all luck, hope you find something to keep you going. By the way I had 3,000 shares of Dura stock, guess how much its worth now.
wildcat

Westmoreland, TN

#9 Nov 3, 2008
yea all tha latch business moved to gordonsville none of the employees feel safe here neither. We think we are a holding area for resale eventually.
everyone thinks we are shutting down yea like management is going to be up front with useither, but we are non union.
mike

Columbia, MO

#10 Nov 16, 2008
I work at the moberly mo plant, we have moved our machines to mexico and have recieved machines from many of the plants that have closed,however the work is very slow and many have been laid off permanently. we have auditors in our plant continualy counting parts and scraping them,taking down asset numbers. we are down to a very low number of employees, does anyone think the moberly plant will close also,please respond.
Jimmie Powell

Martin, TN

#11 Nov 16, 2008
i hate dura
laurie

Romulus, MI

#12 Nov 21, 2008
maybe we should all move out of Michigan and move to countries like China and Mexico because that is where all of the American jobs went to
carmack fan

Fayette, IA

#13 Jan 7, 2009
Hey, Harold C was just doing his job, and his is called Dr. Death for a reason. Ask all those people in West Union Iowa....they loved the old man.
What ever happened to all the Toyota stuff he took out of there? Mexico.
Robin Sandeen

Bronx, NY

#14 Jan 16, 2009
I worked at Dura,Mancelona and we got the toyota jobs from West Union but toyota pulled the jobs from Dura when the union voted to close.Dont know where those jobs went but they are not dura jobs any more.
EX Dura Worker

United States

#15 Feb 13, 2009
Robin Sandeen wrote:
I worked at Dura,Mancelona and we got the toyota jobs from West Union but toyota pulled the jobs from Dura when the union voted to close.Dont know where those jobs went but they are not dura jobs any more.
Hey Robin , Remember how you were anti union when we were voting on the garbage contract we were offered ? Seems you forgot how the union saved your job when you were busted for drunk driving.
When you married your supervisor , you became PRO Management and Anti Union. Im glad i voted NO and
made you move out over Mancelona.
Robin Sandeen

Natick, MA

#16 Feb 17, 2009
where are you working now joe?
Robin Sandeen

New York, NY

#17 Apr 28, 2009
Well I guess Your not working and you are taking advantage of your GF.....who goes to school and works.
Joe grow up and be a man!!!
By the way I never moved out over Mancelona....sooo, silly you are :(
Robin Sandeen

New York, NY

#18 Apr 28, 2009
LOL,and if I were so pro management...you would have been drug tested and we wouldnt have had to put up with you !!!
DeputyDawg

Gaylord, MI

#19 Nov 30, 2012
barbara wrote:
nicely put..I am sure your family is proud of your language skills! Not to put it in too big of a word for you, I am a Manufacturing Engineer and daughter of a GM tradesman. I know a little bit about these things. I see that during your overpaid tenure at Dura you didn't take the time to read a book or learn any sort of grammer. That lack of self improvement may have something to do with your difficulty in finding employment. Or I guess it could be your nasty disposition.( sorry ..big word..)
It's "grammar", NOT "grammer". Nit Wit

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