DeLano Services closes in Allegan

DeLano Services closes in Allegan

There are 204 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Jan 15, 2009, titled DeLano Services closes in Allegan. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

DeLano Services, which billed itself as one of the premiere turnkey manufacturers of card and board games, locked out its employees Thursday.

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Its Me

Bangor, MI

#1 Jan 15, 2009
This is going to become more and more common...it could happen to any one any day.
For Heavens Sake

Zeeland, MI

#2 Jan 15, 2009
Rachael!
Those are FLASH CARDS on a sheet, not a board game. Geez.
BTW - what is a PREMIERE TURNKEY business?
bunny from the UP

United States

#3 Jan 15, 2009
You are ever so right Its me.
Scary as hell!
John Q Public

Ann Arbor, MI

#4 Jan 15, 2009
Sound to me like the CFO couldn't do math. Maybe he should've used the Flash cards they printed. :-)
Debb

Holland, MI

#5 Jan 15, 2009
How aweful!!!! and not to mention mean,very mean!!! i know things are really bad right now., and myself i have been laid off since christmas and not real sure when i will be going back.. but to close the doors on employees like that with no warning is just wrong, these people went to work everyday..im sure this company knew in advance that they were gonna close..whatever happen to having alittle respect for employees? it just amazes me on how companys today can be so cruel and selfish..

“Just trying to make it”

Since: May 08

Dadeville, AL

#6 Jan 15, 2009
Very sad to see this on the news today. I worked there in '04-'06 and left shortly before Juan bought the company from Roger Ganger. My boss, VP of Finance, was fired shortly after the sale as well and I still had many friends working there.

I wish the best of luck to everyone now searching for jobs.

The Allegan Group (formerly Allegan Print and Mail) will soon be closing its doors as well according to letters they sent to customers.

Haworth in Allegan is closing by summer '09. http://www.mlive.com/grpress/business/index.s...

There are many empty storefronts in downtown Allegan. It's a beautiful town, but it wasn't developed as well as other cities, so it's dying. It had the potential to be as good as downtown Holland or Rockford, especially with the beautiful boardwalk along the river.(No thanks to Perrigo who wouldn't let the city connect the boardwalk because it wouldn't been on their land)

We'll see what other companies will have to close up shop here. Soon we'll be a town where everyone commutes to GR, Kzoo, or Holland for work or is employed at Perrigo.

“Just trying to make it”

Since: May 08

Dadeville, AL

#7 Jan 15, 2009
BTW, slightly off topic, Pine Rest is hiring care providers and they're always in need as they experience a high turnover for that position.
bunny from the UP

United States

#8 Jan 15, 2009
I do not remember where the shop was? Can someone tell me ?
Common Sense Citizen

Taylor, MI

#9 Jan 15, 2009
It is/was on M-89 between Allegan & Otsego.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#10 Jan 15, 2009
For Heavens Sake wrote:
Rachael!
Those are FLASH CARDS on a sheet, not a board game. Geez.
BTW - what is a PREMIERE TURNKEY business?
LOL The first time I read it I thought it said PREMIERE TURKEY business. I thought it was a farm!
ccc

Lansing, MI

#11 Jan 16, 2009
pagan22
Thanks for Perrigo Allegan is still here. The company pays alot of city taxes.
RealAmerican

Holly, MI

#12 Jan 16, 2009
There will be more!.
bunny from the UP

United States

#13 Jan 16, 2009
Perrigo is a great place to work for.
Now I know where Delano is Thank You they been in business for a long time.
And your right realamerican there is going to be alot more that's the scary part.
You should see the number of business up north that have closed down it is sad
RealAmerican

Holly, MI

#14 Jan 16, 2009
It is scary bunny, I hear everyday about this company going to create 100 jobs, Wow thats great, And the news reporting this seems to think its the greatest thing happening. Then 10 minutes later I hear the news stating this company is cutting 1000 jobs. Its scary because you never know if your next. My company has meetings ever month and tell us things are tough but we are doing ok. I just do not know if I trust them.
bunny from the UP

United States

#16 Jan 16, 2009
I know the feeling I am laid off right now they tell us were all going to called back in Feb.
I have seen what my company has done to alot of people over the last year alone they tell us those of us that stuck it out will be the 1st ones to be called back but I am with you I do not trust them.
At least you have meetings we don't even get that.
To top it all off we have mexicans working there and I do not trust the upper's to call them back 1st before me and others that is when poo is going to hit the fan I think lol
Delano Employee

United States

#17 Jan 16, 2009
For Heavens Sake wrote:
Rachael!
Those are FLASH CARDS on a sheet, not a board game. Geez.
BTW - what is a PREMIERE TURNKEY business?
Not sure where you got your information, but it is obvious you don't have a clue. As a long time member of the Delano workforce I can say that boardgames were very much a part of what we did. You apparently know only of a small part of what was done there.
Ex-Cutter at DeLano

United States

#18 Jan 16, 2009
Juan Mendez mis managed that business to this sad result, not only did they just tell us all to go home they failed to pay us, and I hear form some of the other employees that Juan was not making the payments to our Health Care provider even though he was deducting the money from our checks.
I realize that other Companies can go belly up in the current economic situation, but it is clear that Juan was involved in some funny business, there was no need for him to make this situation all the more difficult by failing to make our payroll and leaving it up to his former workers to fend for themsevles to get what he owes us.
what the

Allegan, MI

#19 Jan 16, 2009
Depressions are depressing. By end of 2009 Obama will have us all working again. Digging ditches for our own mass graves.

“Just trying to make it”

Since: May 08

Dadeville, AL

#20 Jan 16, 2009
Mass Graves you say? http://disinter.wordpress.com/2008/09/25/5000...

Didn't Juan Mendez own other businesses in Maryland prior to buying DeLano Service? I heard through the grapevine that he or his wife was an attorney of some sort.

No matter where you go there just is no job security. Another big lesson to live within your means and not over extend yourself.
plug

Grand Rapids, MI

#21 Jan 16, 2009
Delano is closed for the moment. They will reopen in one form or another very soon.

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