Another NC furniture plant set to clo...

Another NC furniture plant set to close; 300 jobs lost

There are 25 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Jun 27, 2008, titled Another NC furniture plant set to close; 300 jobs lost. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

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James

Casar, NC

#1 Jun 27, 2008
Is it really competitive pressure or is it im moving to mexico to save moeny

“BEAT A PAIR OF JACK'S & A FOX ”

Since: Feb 07

ASHEVILLE

#2 Jun 27, 2008
Now that is a lot of jobs. WOW

Since: Jun 08

Asheville, NC

#3 Jun 27, 2008
This story goes against an ABC News report about 3 nights ago that said furniture jobs were becoming more secure in the U.S., specifically citing a company in N.C., because of rising fuel costs. Any labor costs they can save by overseas production are offset by the cost of shipping the items to the U.S. for distribution...
etowah2008

Mills River, NC

#4 Jun 27, 2008
Who in the H*** is Furniture Brands anyway? Another idiot CEO falling for China, damn fools driving all to foreclosure and the people that got them there in the first place. As for the comment by PBnJ..bullsh**!!!!
Paul Varner

United States

#5 Jun 27, 2008
Get ready for it , fellers. We are fast on our way to being a "third world country".
KRice

United States

#6 Jun 27, 2008
When is the American middle class going to wake up? We need to be raising H*ll with our politicians to stop this rediculous trend of outsourcing. It is a fact that industries can get tax breaks and credits for their investments in building factories in other nations.
susan

Franklin, NC

#7 Jun 27, 2008
etowah2008 wrote:
Who in the H*** is Furniture Brands anyway? Another idiot CEO falling for China, damn fools driving all to foreclosure and the people that got them there in the first place. As for the comment by PBnJ..bullsh**!!!!
http://www.furniturebrands.com/
Anonymous

United States

#8 Jun 27, 2008
Yeah.......Everybody go out and buy Furniture Brands furniture for sure! The company in NC referred too above really grew it now has 14 employees.......
Anonymous

United States

#9 Jun 27, 2008
With all the "illegal immigrants" from Mexico in this country who is doing the work in Mec-e-co

“Conservative for America”

Since: Apr 07

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#10 Jun 27, 2008
Ok everbody, don't panic. Remember the article from day before yesterday about the realtor business coming to Asheville and employing up to 600 people. Yeah the jobs are lower paid service jobs as opposed to the higher paid professional manufactoring jobs. Its a wash though, right?
Jake

Asheville, NC

#11 Jun 27, 2008
PBnJ wrote:
This story goes against an ABC News report about 3 nights ago that said furniture jobs were becoming more secure in the U.S., specifically citing a company in N.C., because of rising fuel costs. Any labor costs they can save by overseas production are offset by the cost of shipping the items to the U.S. for distribution...
I saw that same report and immeiately thought the reporter was ignorant. Asia may become more expensive than the US due to oil prices but Mexico and Central America will not have that disadvantage.

Furniture and textile jobs are still leaving the US and federal politicians do not care. Anyone working for one of those sinking ships better be looking for another job before its too late.

The next time you shop for furniture, buy American. Better yet, buy North Carolina.
alekas

Taylorsville, NC

#12 Jun 27, 2008
KRice wrote:
When is the American middle class going to wake up? We need to be raising H*ll with our politicians to stop this rediculous trend of outsourcing. It is a fact that industries can get tax breaks and credits for their investments in building factories in other nations.
Ever stop and question why jobs get outsourced. Could it be that the cost of doing business in America is simply too high, a testament to the handiwork of the very politicians you hope will stop the trend.

Cut the corporate tax rate, ease up on the regulatory and bureaucratic requirements that drive up costs, and by the way, take a little responsibility as a consumer for always wanting the cheapest thing available, and perhaps this trend slows. On the other hand, these businesses could just shut down altogether; no outsourcing when you are no longer operating..
Marie

Morrisville, NC

#13 Jun 27, 2008
James wrote:
Is it really competitive pressure or is it im moving to mexico to save moeny
Watch Glen Beck on CNN and you will really see how the people in Washinton suck.
Marie

Morrisville, NC

#14 Jun 27, 2008
Try watching Glen Beck on CNN and you will really get a true idea of the idiots that we voted for in Washington.
KRice

United States

#16 Jun 27, 2008
alekas wrote:
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Ever stop and question why jobs get outsourced. Could it be that the cost of doing business in America is simply too high, a testament to the handiwork of the very politicians you hope will stop the trend.
Cut the corporate tax rate, ease up on the regulatory and bureaucratic requirements that drive up costs, and by the way, take a little responsibility as a consumer for always wanting the cheapest thing available, and perhaps this trend slows. On the other hand, these businesses could just shut down altogether; no outsourcing when you are no longer operating..
I feel that we need to close the loop holes that are rewarding the industries for outsourcing. As for the cost of doing business, the cost of living is also outrageous. Think of the factory worker making, let's say $12.00 / hr.; they lose their job, and the only jobs available are minimum wage jobs. Now, their cost of living has not decreased, how then are they going to make ends meet. It is well documented that the oil companies are making record breaking profits, the CEOs of large corporations are making tremendously high salaries, even if the company is doing poorly. So, no, I don't feel that corporations need tax breaks to move jobs out of the country. If the corporation shows a real commitment to retaining jobs in America, then I am all for giving them a break.
Paul Varner

United States

#17 Jun 27, 2008
Marie wrote:
Try watching Glen Beck on CNN and you will really get a true idea of the idiots that we voted for in Washington.
And the 2 that we're about to vote for are both "professional politicians" who will give us "the same old same old". Ain't gonna change with this election anyway. Need someone in Washington who is "mad as h*** and won't take it anymore".
KRice

United States

#18 Jun 27, 2008
One other thing, the national debt is ever growing, we are borrowing billions of dollars from China and Japan to finance the war, we are giving oil companies tax subsidies, we are giving the corporations tax breaks, and good paying jobs are being wittled away in this country. Every time one of the factory workers loses his / her good paying job, the government loses tax revenue on that person's pay. The government also has to pay money, out the tax base, in the form of social assistance, etc. The point I am making is that with the deliberate tax reduction for the corps, and the incidental tax reduction because of worker income decline, there is going to come a point where the government is paying out more than it is taking in, (we may already be there). So, using simple logic here, at some point, the tax revenue will need to be increased. We all know where the increase will come from, the middle class workers and their children and grand children.
Paul Varner

United States

#19 Jun 27, 2008
KRice wrote:
One other thing, the national debt is ever growing, we are borrowing billions of dollars from China and Japan to finance the war, we are giving oil companies tax subsidies, we are giving the corporations tax breaks, and good paying jobs are being wittled away in this country. Every time one of the factory workers loses his / her good paying job, the government loses tax revenue on that person's pay. The government also has to pay money, out the tax base, in the form of social assistance, etc. The point I am making is that with the deliberate tax reduction for the corps, and the incidental tax reduction because of worker income decline, there is going to come a point where the government is paying out more than it is taking in,(we may already be there). So, using simple logic here, at some point, the tax revenue will need to be increased. We all know where the increase will come from, the middle class workers and their children and grand children.
"There will come a time...." you say. Friends , that time has come.

Ya shoulda voted for Ron Paul. The only guy in the lot who had a grasp of just deep the dookie is that we're in.

Allz I can tell ya is that neither McCain nor Obama give any indication that they are prepared to deal with the work that is ahead for us.
wineman

Asheville, NC

#20 Jun 27, 2008
Folks, we're getting a double whammy. We are losing jobs to low cost countries, and they are using more oil to fuel their industrialization, raising the price of our gas.
bushwacker canton

Canton, NC

#21 Jun 27, 2008
yona wrote:
Ok everbody, don't panic. Remember the article from day before yesterday about the realtor business coming to Asheville and employing up to 600 people. Yeah the jobs are lower paid service jobs as opposed to the higher paid professional manufactoring jobs. Its a wash though, right?
Some more bs from yona.Last month the unemployment went up in 49 of the 50 states.In Jan of this year they were 146,248,000 people working.Last month they were 146,046,000 working.In other words DA when the unemployment rate increases that mean less people working.
Of course this always happen when you have a repuke pres.Unemployment goes up and stock market goes down.

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