More Sock Factory Layoffs in Fort Payne

More Sock Factory Layoffs in Fort Payne

There are 74 comments on the WHNT News 19 story from Jul 14, 2010, titled More Sock Factory Layoffs in Fort Payne. In it, WHNT News 19 reports that:

More layoffs are coming to the sock mills in Fort Payne. The Montreal-based Gildan-Prewitt company will relocate about a third of its knitting equipment and all its wet processing operations to Honduras.

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Irving

Cornersville, TN

#68 Dec 28, 2010
Silver Lining wrote:
Look at the silver lining in this everyone. Now people will not have to spend their entire lives going around and telling people they make socks for a living. Can you imagine a 75 year old grandpappy telling his 7 year old grandchildren, yes son i made socks for 60 years. Now that would be a lot to live down to.
Yeah, now it's "I hang around the coffee shop and create ringtones with my wife Brucie".
ThomasA

Ashville, AL

#69 Dec 28, 2010
Silver Lining wrote:
Look at the silver lining in this everyone. Now people will not have to spend their entire lives going around and telling people they make socks for a living. Can you imagine a 75 year old grandpappy telling his 7 year old grandchildren, yes son i made socks for 60 years. Now that would be a lot to live down to.
What's the problem with making an honest living in a hosiery mill? They raised their children,sent them on to higher education,payed their bills but didn't retire rich but comfortable. So did coal miners,steel mill workers,construction workers,milk men,truck drivers and all the hard labor jobs. You're a real piece of dog crap to look down your snooty nose a hard working Americans.... Get the pooper scooper!
old lint head

Old Station, CA

#70 Dec 28, 2010
Some of the best and most honest people I ever met worked in a hosiery mill.They were just hijacked by greedy owners who left a lot of good people out in the cold.
Silver Lining

United States

#71 Dec 29, 2010
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text> What's the problem with making an honest living in a hosiery mill? They raised their children,sent them on to higher education,payed their bills but didn't retire rich but comfortable. So did coal miners,steel mill workers,construction workers,milk men,truck drivers and all the hard labor jobs. You're a real piece of dog crap to look down your snooty nose a hard working Americans.... Get the pooper scooper!
If they had gotten an education in the first place the closing down of a hosiery mill would not be a blip on their map Jethro.
ThomasA

Ashville, AL

#72 Dec 29, 2010
Silver Lining wrote:
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If they had gotten an education in the first place the closing down of a hosiery mill would not be a blip on their map Jethro.
So there is no room in your world for the working class people? You need to come to terms with reality because it looks your parents and teachers have failed . You won't get a carriage ride if there are no horses to pull it. Wake up!
Irving

Cornersville, TN

#73 Dec 29, 2010
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text> So there is no room in your world for the working class people? You need to come to terms with reality because it looks your parents and teachers have failed . You won't get a carriage ride if there are no horses to pull it. Wake up!
You're responding to our resident Bonbon Gurl.
Silver Lining

United States

#74 Dec 29, 2010
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text> So there is no room in your world for the working class people? You need to come to terms with reality because it looks your parents and teachers have failed . You won't get a carriage ride if there are no horses to pull it. Wake up!
I'm rich Tommy Boy. There are plenty of Indians, Chinese and Mexicans that will gladly make my carriage and raise my horses and I won't have to pay them all those benefits Union workers demanded that put them out of business. Holla when your unemployment benefits run out!
Irving

Cornersville, TN

#75 Dec 29, 2010
Anal Lining wrote:
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I'm rich Tommy Boy. There are plenty of Indians, Chinese and Mexicans that will gladly make my carriage and raise my horses and I won't have to pay them all those benefits Union workers demanded that put them out of business. Holla when your unemployment benefits run out!
You're rich, and you're using AOLspeak on the lamest web site on Earth.

We believe you, really.
Silver Lining

United States

#76 Dec 30, 2010
Irving wrote:
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You're rich, and you're using AOLspeak on the lamest web site on Earth.
We believe you, really.
"AOLspeak" is not a word. And it is website, not "web site" you illiterate moron. Hicks like you should stay in your Tennessee shack with your moonshine. I am thrilled to see you made it to third grade Jethro and sorry to hear you will have to move to India to continue making socks.
Irving

Cornersville, TN

#77 Dec 30, 2010
Silver Lining wrote:
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"AOLspeak" is not a word. And it is website, not "web site" you illiterate moron. Hicks like you should stay in your Tennessee shack with your moonshine. I am thrilled to see you made it to third grade Jethro and sorry to hear you will have to move to India to continue making socks.
AOLspeak is a word if I say it is, crapsack. As for my being in the third grade, what kind of mental defective, who shows as being from North Carolina, calls someone else a "Jethro" and a "hick"?

Please oh please tell me that it's a mistake, that you're a shitferbrains that prefers living in a crushing population center (a Blue State, imbecile) full of crime, mental illness, and depravity.
Say What

Kuna, ID

#78 Jan 1, 2011
This is has been going on for 30-40 years. Big plants in B-Ham. Chattanooga Tn. all over the south Anniston Al. Pipe plants in Anniston 100s people worked there and on and on were are they now .. Iron mills up north gone ..Stop and look around take your time just look you will see all gone.. OUR GOV.. let it go.. The hole Gov. not just Gop.all just turned there back and let it go by by ..Gone now what..???? Vote too late.Sorry... No work on money no nothen...
Jacks Off

Coudersport, PA

#79 Jan 15, 2011
Where will the mexicans work?
Stan and Kyle

Knoxville, TN

#80 Feb 3, 2011
They announced last night that all of the sock factories are closing. What? No comments. I know it is my fault for not wearing socks last summer. Sorry

Since: Aug 08

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#81 Feb 3, 2011
I feel for all of the longtime employees that are being laid off so some executive can make his bonus this year. There should be a special tax for companies that transfer operations overseas. They should have to pay a steep tariff to bring their products back into the US. By making it more economical to stay here than to leave. The best we can do now is try to buy American or learn to knit. (Actually, I like knitting my families socks)

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