Distillery plans to cut work force

Distillery plans to cut work force

There are 25 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Apr 27, 2007, titled Distillery plans to cut work force. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Dearborn County could take a major economic blow as Pernod Ricard USA plans a mass layoff at its southeastern Indiana facilities.

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Lets Go Super Bowl

United States

#1 Apr 27, 2007
Crazy enough to drive one to drink!
Grover

Cincinnati, OH

#2 Apr 27, 2007
Wasn't the plant sold to CL Financial? Did the deal fall through? Please advise me on this matter.
Black and White

Carmel, IN

#3 Apr 27, 2007
How many employees currently at the Lawerenceburg plant?

Are they union workers?

Profits down for the owners or shareholders?

What's driving this layoff?
dont know much

Redwood City, CA

#4 Apr 27, 2007
Last I heard the sale was pending.
The current owners may be putting the notice out in case the sale falls through - they'll just layoff and close as previosly planned.
I'd like to hear some details too.
joe

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Apr 27, 2007
Yes, the plant was sold to a Carribbean outfit, and the word is that some of these workers who will be laid off will be re-hired by the new firm, once the deal is finalized The bulk of these workers are unionized, but it appears that the reason for the layoffs is a downturn in business. The plan was going to be closed outright had a buryer not been found. As it turns out, most of the workers will still have a job....
Wayne

United States

#7 Apr 27, 2007
We are not drinking enough wine - Seagrams sold the plant to this company - which ahs been talking downsizing since they bought it.
Teresa

Elmhurst, IL

#8 Apr 27, 2007
I am drinking as much as I can to keep these people in business.

I am glad I am not employed in southern Indiana. It seems there are always plants laying off and closing there. I am sure the I69 extension will help that......not!
Hard Times

Indianapolis, IN

#9 Apr 27, 2007
I thought that the more the economy gets worsens, the more humans will drink. Cutting that many jobs in that area....there will be some drinkin' going on.
CIRCLE CITY SLICKER

Bridgeport, WV

#10 Apr 27, 2007
I knew I hadn't been drinking enough. I know my dad and brother died; 2 distillers and 6 breweries closed!I do what I can.
Bryan

Panama City, FL

#11 Apr 27, 2007
Teresa wrote:
I am drinking as much as I can to keep these people in business.
I am glad I am not employed in southern Indiana. It seems there are always plants laying off and closing there. I am sure the I69 extension will help that......not!
What the hell does the I69 expansion have anything to do with the southEASTERN part of the state, when the expansion will be in the southWESTERN part of the state?
Harvey A Greene

Indianapolis, IN

#12 Apr 27, 2007
Hey put slot machines in the distillery and let them sell products on Sunday(as do Indiana wine makers) that will get back the jobs.
SpiritsIndustryG uy

Indianapolis, IN

#13 Apr 27, 2007
Black and White wrote:
How many employees currently at the Lawerenceburg plant?
Are they union workers?
Profits down for the owners or shareholders?
What's driving this layoff?
The liquor industry is out of control. I am a liquor salesman and it has become the like the mafia.

There are only 5 or 6 really BIG liquor suppliers in the world. They do about 85% of all liquor sales worldwide. They have been gobbling up little distilleries and companies all over the USA. Diageo (crown Royal),Pernod Ricard (Wild Turkey), Bacardi, Fortune Bands (Jim Beam) and Brown Forman (Jack Daniels) all buy these brands and then dictate price and quantity going into each state.

Some states get charge differnetly from others.

This is why liquor is so expensive in Indiana. There are only really two distributors in this state and they have exclusive selling rights for the suppliers they repsent.

They are catering to Wal Mart, Kroger et al,and are forcing the little Mom and Pops out the door.

It is all big buisness, the bought the Seagrams name, not the plant.
SpiritsIndustryG uy

Indianapolis, IN

#14 Apr 27, 2007
I can't type to save my life
nofunny

Louisville, KY

#15 Apr 27, 2007
Bryan wrote:
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What the hell does the I69 expansion have anything to do with the southEASTERN part of the state, when the expansion will be in the southWESTERN part of the state?
It has NOTHING to do with
CONNECTICUT!!!!
Linda

Lebanon, IN

#16 Apr 27, 2007
Just went to their distillery here in Indy and loved their wine. Hate to hear it.
Horse Schitt

United States

#17 Apr 27, 2007
I tried to drink it faster than they could brew it for 30 years. I quit and now they laying off the work force. How sad.
Seagram Post

Moores Hill, IN

#18 Apr 27, 2007
The fact is Pernod Ricard purchased Allied and its distilleries with to much capacity Pernod decided to take the business to Ft.Smith,Arkansas.They took the remaining Seagram brands and several bottling lines.Angastora or Cl Financial won the bid to buy the plant.We will bottle 7 Crown for Diageo.There is probably 275 union employees and that many white collar workers.We are or was union and profits are not down.The gentlemen that said the big companies just keep gobbling small companies up is correct.It is all about being #1.We don't know who will be working or how many.We have to apply for a job with the new company if we want one.We don't know what they are offering us yet.Not a good situation to be in.Everyone is setting on pins and needles.
Hippie

Plainfield, IN

#19 Apr 27, 2007
Most the smart folks smoke pot. That whiskey will eat your guts out. [Liver]
SpiritsIndustryG uy

Indianapolis, IN

#20 Apr 27, 2007
Hippie wrote:
Most the smart folks smoke pot. That whiskey will eat your guts out.[Liver]
Ok, and weed makes you lathargic and burns away brain matter.

Except fot the desire for Doritos and Big gulp Mt. Dews
Bryan

Panama City, FL

#21 Apr 28, 2007
nofunny wrote:
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It has NOTHING to do with
CONNECTICUT!!!!
I don't live in Connecticut, ok. I live about twenty miles from Indy.

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