Harrison Steel layoffs

Harrison Steel layoffs

There are 22 comments on the WLFI Lafayette story from Feb 9, 2009, titled Harrison Steel layoffs. In it, WLFI Lafayette reports that:

Harrison Steel Castings Company Vice President and General Manager Geoff Curtis said the company had to reduce its workforce by 10 percent.

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Tom

United States

#1 Feb 9, 2009
This is just the beginning next the town will give them a bunch of tax breaks and they will use the money to move their plant to China. Just like Kokomo, Anderson, Ft Wayne So Bend Area and so on. Fast food and working for the health care buisiness are the only jobs for your future. Just Like These towns.
George

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Feb 9, 2009
YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOUR TALKING ABOUT!!!
I have family that works there and they have been through this crisis before. The company is privately owned and it will not go over seas. Since you are so negative about the economy or worried about a job, I have a solution for you. MOVE TO CHINA!!!
Are you kidding

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Feb 10, 2009
all it is is a bunch of BS! ran by a bunch of BSers if you can beat them join them.
Donna

Monticello, IN

#4 Feb 10, 2009
Both my husband and my son worked at Harrison Steel. These were second jobs, enabling them to continue farming when that occupation was a low income proposition. They made good money and had great benefits. In fact, it was Harrison Steel medical benefits that paid the hospital bills when our son was diagnosed with MS. The Harrison family has not only employed those willing to work but has benefited communities in both counties with generous community endeavors.
Companies like this are the backbone of local economy and should be thanked, not vilified.
Hello

West Lafayette, IN

#5 Feb 10, 2009
From what I've heard, they already have a plant in China to compete globally (ie: to not expensively ship heavy/huge castings over seas).

I seriously doubt Harrison Steel would ever move out of Attica.

Lets all be thankful that the plant is still employing 792 employees. It could be worse. Lets just hope it doesn't get there.
Lori---Covington

Danville, IL

#6 Feb 10, 2009
Well its hitting small towns everywhere..I guess my question is when the government was giving money to other countries did they have a list of rules and stipulations also...We are the backbone of the country and our government needs to support us working class for a change...not OTHER COUNTRIES
Tom

Ingalls, IN

#7 Feb 10, 2009
I believe they sent work to China that they dont have time for and isnt a very profitable part.
Tom

Ingalls, IN

#8 Feb 10, 2009
They do allot of the bigger and heavier parts that makes the employers paychecks and profits the company. Sounds like giving somethin ridiculousy small is a no brainer. I am sure they offered other foundries the part and they didnt want nothing to do with it or was not capable of manufacturing it.
Tom

Ingalls, IN

#9 Feb 10, 2009
Lori---Covington wrote:
Well its hitting small towns everywhere..I guess my question is when the government was giving money to other countries did they have a list of rules and stipulations also...We are the backbone of the country and our government needs to support us working class for a change...not OTHER COUNTRIES
They are very generous to the company when things are up!!! Benefits are excellent also, so please dont down a family that does care for their employees. Some will differ because they probably got ticked off at what they have to do. If they dont like it let others have their job.
Tom

Ingalls, IN

#10 Feb 10, 2009
What bothers me is when a company lets these illegals work and layoff a natural citizen. Now that is just wrong!!!
Lori---Covington

Danville, IL

#11 Feb 10, 2009
Tom wrote:
<quoted text>
They are very generous to the company when things are up!!! Benefits are excellent also, so please dont down a family that does care for their employees. Some will differ because they probably got ticked off at what they have to do. If they dont like it let others have their job.
Tom this was not a slam against Harrison Steel in anyway, I am sure they hated doing what they were forced to do more or less..what I mean is let the government step in and help these small businesses
Tom

Indianapolis, IN

#12 Feb 10, 2009
Lori---Covington wrote:
<quoted text> Tom this was not a slam against Harrison Steel in anyway, I am sure they hated doing what they were forced to do more or less..what I mean is let the government step in and help these small businesses
I meant for that reply to go to HELLO. Sorry Lori
shandel

Attica, IN

#13 Feb 18, 2009
it's not right that there laying off there lots of people who need that money
Are you kidding

Indianapolis, IN

#14 Feb 18, 2009
shandel wrote:
it's not right that there laying off there lots of people who need that money
Sorry for your luck but these companies don,t give a care
interested party

Bloomingdale, IN

#15 Mar 5, 2009
my husband works at HS and has for more than 20 yrs, however this "layoff" is not what it has been portrayed to the public. All of the people who have been "laid off" were informed that they were terminated. This allows the company to stop all benefits, withdraw them from the company sponsored insurance and screws those people on their unemployment. Also, the company has "laid off" US citizens and have allowed illegal Mexicans to continue to work in the plant. So for those of you who are singing the praises of Harrison's, you should consider these factors.
Jeff

Lafayette, IN

#16 Apr 3, 2009
Are you kidding wrote:
all it is is a bunch of BS! ran by a bunch of BSers if you can beat them join them.
You are right, I was employed here and it is ran by a bunch of BSers and seems to only want to hire illegal immagrants!! I think someone should bust in there again to see that they re-hired all the illegals back after the last raid!!
Jeff

Lafayette, IN

#17 Apr 3, 2009
The HS company is nothing but LIES! They don't care for their employees besides the illegals...which still have their jobs...Their pockets are filled while their employees work in horrible conditions for peanuts...They should refraim from telling the press they laid-off when in actual fact they fired most of the workers...mind you which where TAX paying citizens of the USA!
Jeff

Lafayette, IN

#18 Apr 3, 2009
The mayor is as pathetic as the HS plant..They spread nothing but Lies and propaganda!
Kilroy

London, KY

#19 May 22, 2009
Do any of you guys know a Perry Turner that works there at HS? I worked there in 1969 for 8 Months.that was enough for me lol.I was a Shot Blaster, the one by the hole. Also do any one know a lady that used to be Barbara Perry or Della Haggard that lived over near Independance
John

Bolivar, MO

#20 Dec 10, 2011
I saw this thread 2 years ago and no one has answered it, doesn't any of you guys there look at this stuff, or just ignore it because you are transplanted Ky buttholes. I know that a lot of you people that worked at HS were Ky people I have worked there myself. It was under the Kilroy name that I ask these Questions.

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