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Vonore, TN

#1 Jul 30, 2010
What do you think about them selling out?

Farmington, NM

#3 Jul 31, 2010
60% mexico....its sad when you get online and the company every year makes more profit, but yet since athens is not making as much as they want it too they sell it. The real funny thing is MIG that bought it is 49% owned by JCI, figure that. by they way this way jci didnt have to pay no severence pay..

Vonore, TN

#4 Jul 31, 2010
no bump right either to any other jci plant
Riceville sign ups

United States

#5 Jul 31, 2010
When exactly do the kids sign up for youth football at riceville??? The banner at the school only says Saturday, there is a Saturday every week can we be more specific????

Since: Jul 10

Athens, TN

#6 Jul 31, 2010
I just looked at Topix in Cadiz, Ky regarding their JCI plant closure a few years ago. One person predicted in 2008 that the Athens plant was next, by 2013. He was right but off by three years. Another person, saying he (or she) was an employee at the Athens plant, said (also in 2008) the Athens plant would be next, and hoped it would be! I guess these folks could see what was coming, but I bet they weren't the only ones who saw trouble on the horizon.

Valley, AL

#7 Aug 22, 2010
This has been coming for quite a few years. You can not expect a plant to continue to operate and stay in business when that plant has such poor quality and continues missing shipments. The plant could rarely meet to expected financial goals and thought that if they pissed away enough money the problem wiould fix itself. Nothing could ever be improved because most felt they had no need to change anything or the processes. How did that work out?
Doing the same thing, the same way and expecting different results is the definition of insanity.
There was no communication between the various departments, the left hand had no clue what the right was doing so coimmunication didnt exist at all. You can never succeed without two way communication and that plant had no communication.
The other main issue was the local management had tried to bring in too much business so the plant was way over capacity and could never hope to accomplish the goals that had been set. So when you can never meet those goals you are destined to fail, which is what happened.
The thing is, the local management had made and allowed bad decisions to negatively impact nearly 1,000 people and they should be held accountable.
athens tn

Mobile, AL

#8 Aug 22, 2010
i work there its the true. we that get to keep are jobs will still suffer with Mig the ins. is crazy

Calhoun, TN

#9 Aug 22, 2010
atleast mig isnt cutting your pay like they did at jci lexington plant. it put a lot of people in a bind.

Valley, AL

#10 Aug 22, 2010
They tell you that your pay wont be cut, but MIG said the same thing in Lexington right before they cut pay.

So dont beleive anything until you see it, I have learned over the years that nothing is set in stone. A company can do what ever they want, regardless of what they told you.
nobody important

United States

#11 Aug 22, 2010
in our plant wide meeting they told us they were not cutting your pay. they told everyone as soon as they bought jci lexington they were cutting pay. the only time they cut pay was last year during the start of the recession to keep the doors open. When work picked up we got our pay back. I will agree that nothing is set in stone and John Zardis is a good man he will do what he can to keep as many people in a job that he can
nobody important

United States

#12 Aug 22, 2010
When i was talking about them cutting pay last year during the start of the recession i meant he cut everyones pay not just jci employees.
nobody important

Lilburn, GA

#13 Aug 24, 2010
60% mexico....its sad when you get online and the company every year makes more profit, but yet since athens is not making as much as they want it too they sell it. The real funny thing is MIG that bought it is 49% owned by JCI, figure that. by they way this way jci didnt have to pay no severence pay..
JCI doesnt own 49% of MIG. The minority owner andrea owns 51% and John Zardis owns 49%.

Mobile, AL

#14 Aug 26, 2010
I was wondering how did mig take over in Lexington,tn. Was in just over night or was there some downtime?
nobody important

United States

#15 Aug 28, 2010
i dont know the specifics but i know i did take some time for them to buy the jci plant, but when as soon as everything was final they implemented their policies.
worried and pissed

United States

#16 Aug 30, 2010
Did the mercedes seat failure fiasco help facilitate the sale of the athens plant ? This disaster had to cost jci millions of dollars...JCI Athens has been rolling the dice as far as makeing safe stuctural seats for years because of overworked employees and an understaffed Quality department.Now the emplyees are the ones that suffer with job layoffs and loss of benefits due to the run it to lean corporate management policies. PS -heard there was a KIA seat failure also? Is there any truth to this??

Vonore, TN

#17 Aug 30, 2010
will there be any one left when mig take over? most of you supervisor have left the ones that can run the place and 7 have left out of one department maybe thats what they wanted

Manchester, MI

#19 Sep 2, 2010
Worried the KIA part was a stamp and ship part, but lakewood uses it they caused the problem when they assemblied the part. Lookout they'll be next.
honey blonde

Redmond, OR

#21 Sep 5, 2010
In my opinion jci knew they were shutting the doors 2 years ago when their employees took the $2.oo pay cut.they were not about to tell the employees than they were moving most of the jobs to Mexico for fear they would find another job.there is more to this jci and mig thing than meets the eye. they have to much history.just my opinion.

Mobile, AL

#22 Sep 5, 2010
If you make crap then everything about the company becomes crap.

Learn from the Japanese.
Managers need to have respect and honor for their products and employees.
The employees need to have respect and honor for the company and the products produced.

Then you have a high quality company with high quality products and employees with good paying lifetime jobs.

Respect and honor seems to be getting more and more scarce in America over the years.
nobody important

United States

#23 Sep 5, 2010

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