Paper mill plans temporary layoffs

Paper mill plans temporary layoffs

There are 26 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Jan 13, 2009, titled Paper mill plans temporary layoffs. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

Jon Ostendorff * JOstendorff@CITIZEN-TIMES.com * published January 14, 2009 12:15 am CANTON One of Western North Carolina's largest manufacturing plants will lay off workers for a week starting Monday, labor ...

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flatlander

Columbia, SC

#1 Jan 14, 2009
This will be the first wave of what's to come.
hikerusa

Mills River, NC

#2 Jan 14, 2009
Soon WNC will be a ghost region void of mfg jobs and hello to the play ground of the rich and famous vacation region. Tourism, healthcare, grocery and of course attorneys will thrive! So long, farewell to the working folks and hello to the bulldozers and loggers. Want fries with that?
medic1

Waynesville, NC

#3 Jan 14, 2009
this isn't going to be good...
Mountain Gal

Simpsonville, SC

#4 Jan 14, 2009
Well if the middle class can't afford to stay here, who will cater to the the silver spoon rich? Who will clean their houses, mow their grass, paint their walls and haul their sorry asses out of the ditches? Methinks it's going to get very interesting.
local

Sherrills Ford, NC

#5 Jan 14, 2009
Mountain Gal wrote:
Well if the middle class can't afford to stay here, who will cater to the the silver spoon rich? Who will clean their houses, mow their grass, paint their walls and haul their sorry asses out of the ditches? Methinks it's going to get very interesting.
The answer to your questions: The immigrant underclass.
flatlander

Columbia, SC

#6 Jan 14, 2009
Mayor Pat Smathers said he heard about the planned layoffs at the paper mill on Monday but has not yet been able to reach an official at Evergreen.

The town relies on the mill for not only tax revenue but also sewer treatments service.

Why contact them, Oh! I forgot you gotta stay in the light.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#7 Jan 14, 2009
If any make it, I hope it is the paper mill. Not involved with whoring itself out to the stock market. The stock market will be the demise of this country if it hasn't done it already. People will sell their soul to the devil just to make the stocks show a profit for investors, cutting the working man down to nothing. Thes stock market is about greed, nothing more, nothing less.
redneck hater

United States

#8 Jan 14, 2009
hikerusa wrote:
Soon WNC will be a ghost region void of mfg jobs and hello to the play ground of the rich and famous vacation region. Tourism, healthcare, grocery and of course attorneys will thrive! So long, farewell to the working folks and hello to the bulldozers and loggers. Want fries with that?
I can't wait! This is the best news I've seen in a while. I can't wait for the whole plant to just go away, and take all the reds with it. It is pretty much accepted knowledge that it takes 3 reds to do the work of one amigo. Send the lazy reds to someplace that wants them, like Texas.
The Big Man

United States

#9 Jan 14, 2009
thanks to the illegals the jobs are gone feel sorry for them now u bastardos
boy wunder

United States

#10 Jan 14, 2009
Mountain Gal wrote:
Well if the middle class can't afford to stay here, who will cater to the the silver spoon rich? Who will clean their houses, mow their grass, paint their walls and haul their sorry asses out of the ditches? Methinks it's going to get very interesting.
the illegals will thrive
Cindy

Canton, NC

#11 Jan 14, 2009
The Big Man wrote:
thanks to the illegals the jobs are gone feel sorry for them now u bastardos
The Big Man wrote:
thanks to the illegals the jobs are gone feel sorry for them now u bastardos
Its not the illegals you need to thank its Bill CLinton you should thank for signing on with the whole NAFTA train. George Bush started it, Bill Clinton passed it, and George W. took it a step further with CAFTA. NAFTA rules protect the interests of large corporate investors while undercutting workers' rights, environmental protections, and democratic accountability.
http://www.epi.org/publications/entry/bp173/

Since: Aug 07

Asheville, NC

#12 Jan 14, 2009
Cindy wrote:
<quoted text><quoted text>
Its not the illegals you need to thank its Bill CLinton you should thank for signing on with the whole NAFTA train. George Bush started it, Bill Clinton passed it, and George W. took it a step further with CAFTA. NAFTA rules protect the interests of large corporate investors while undercutting workers' rights, environmental protections, and democratic accountability.
http://www.epi.org/publications/entry/bp173/
You forgot the part where Clinton threw open the market to Chinese competition for a campaign donation.
Cindy

Canton, NC

#13 Jan 14, 2009
G-hogg wrote:
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You forgot the part where Clinton threw open the market to Chinese competition for a campaign donation.
Oh my bad! I didn't want to blow the minds of all these simple democrats at one time.
Asheville

AOL

#14 Jan 14, 2009
flatlander wrote:
Mayor Pat Smathers said he heard about the planned layoffs at the paper mill on Monday but has not yet been able to reach an official at Evergreen.
The town relies on the mill for not only tax revenue but also sewer treatments service.
Why contact them, Oh! I forgot you gotta stay in the light.
Fatty Patty is always in the light. He's a joke!
Red neck Hater

Hendersonville, NC

#15 Jan 14, 2009
redneck hater wrote:
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I can wait! This is the worst news I've seen in a while. I can wait for the whole plant to just go away, and take all the idiots, like me, with it. It is pretty much accepted knowledge that it takes one amigo to do the work of someone like myself Send the lazy azzes to someplace that wants them, like my back yard, because, I too am queer!!!
I am sorry, I was way outta line, just read the top of my second quote.
flatlander

Columbia, SC

#16 Jan 15, 2009
The Town of Canton can get ready to purchase, clean up and build another parking lot or ball field. Just what Canton needs.
For Your Info

AOL

#17 Jan 15, 2009
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For Your Info

AOL

#18 Jan 15, 2009
The post is from the FAIR (Federation for American Immigration Reform) e-newsletter.
The Joe

Kernersville, NC

#19 Jan 15, 2009
Mountain Gal wrote:
Well if the middle class can't afford to stay here, who will cater to the the silver spoon rich? Who will clean their houses, mow their grass, paint their walls and haul their sorry asses out of the ditches? Methinks it's going to get very interesting.
Easy answer to your question....the POOR will cater to the rich just like they do now.
The Joe

Kernersville, NC

#20 Jan 15, 2009
flatlander wrote:
Mayor Pat Smathers said he heard about the planned layoffs at the paper mill on Monday but has not yet been able to reach an official at Evergreen.
The town relies on the mill for not only tax revenue but also sewer treatments service.
Why contact them, Oh! I forgot you gotta stay in the light.
If the town has any hope to keep that mill open and the population employed they'll waive the taxes and sewer treatment costs immediately. It'll start as "temporary" layoffs but this thing is going to escalate into a full-scale closure of the facility in 2010. There is too much capacity in the market right now and that Canton mill isn't competitive. It was a money loser when Evergreen bought it and it will be a money loser when they close it.

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