Sup

Hopkinsville, KY

#187 Mar 15, 2013
Obama has made you all lazy. Let's all live on welfare and let the workers pay for my 10 kids that I don't know who the daddy is.
whatashame

Hopkinsville, KY

#188 Mar 16, 2013
Truth wrote:
And stop lying. They did not shut drinking fountains off. And food and drinks were removed because people were spilling drinks on electrical equipment tearing it up. And food was left laying around.
Yes they did have the water fountains except for by E-Coat in the beginning to mid spring of 2012.The food was never supposed to be on the floor in the first place! The reason they started to really crack down on it is because alot of candy/food and wrappers from them was making it to the customers.They also were writting people up (during the time of shutting the fountains off and unplugging vending/soda machines) for leaving the line to use the restroom.You had to call your supervisor over the radio and then wait for him to find someone to cover your cell before you could go.The supervisors would forget about you half of the time or would take forever due to running all over the plant taking care of other things. It was seriously worse than highschool there for a couple months!Then someone pissed all over themselves and the floor at their cell and then things started to somewhat settle down for a little while.
Wrong

Hopkinsville, KY

#189 Mar 16, 2013
whatashame wrote:
<quoted text>Yes they did have the water fountains except for by E-Coat in the beginning to mid spring of 2012.The food was never supposed to be on the floor in the first place! The reason they started to really crack down on it is because alot of candy/food and wrappers from them was making it to the customers.They also were writting people up (during the time of shutting the fountains off and unplugging vending/soda machines) for leaving the line to use the restroom.You had to call your supervisor over the radio and then wait for him to find someone to cover your cell before you could go.The supervisors would forget about you half of the time or would take forever due to running all over the plant taking care of other things. It was seriously worse than highschool there for a couple months!Then someone pissed all over themselves and the floor at their cell and then things started to somewhat settle down for a little while.
No they did not turn any water fountains off. I can guarantee that. One may have been broken but none have ever been turned off. And the reason people had to ask permission to leave the lune was because people were just leaving the line whenever they felt like it. This causes low numbers. The company is there to make money not to pay overtime because people want to go sit on the crapper playing on their phone and writing on the walls
whatashame

Hopkinsville, KY

#190 Mar 16, 2013
Wrong wrote:
<quoted text>
No they did not turn any water fountains off. I can guarantee that. One may have been broken but none have ever been turned off. And the reason people had to ask permission to leave the lune was because people were just leaving the line whenever they felt like it. This causes low numbers. The company is there to make money not to pay overtime because people want to go sit on the crapper playing on their phone and writing on the walls
Well I can guarantee you that they did do this because I was there!lol You either had to go to break room and fill up your cooler or make sure you had enough to hold you over til break.Yes I agree that the company is there to make money.The reasoning they gave us in monthly meeting was that people were calling maintnence and then leaving their ops.Maintnence would show up and have no clue what was wrong with the op.Don't get me wrong there is alot of lazy ass people that work there and yes majority of them would go and sit in the shitter to play on their cellphones!
1ofdabest

Brownsville, TN

#191 Mar 18, 2013
There are a lot of lazy people that work at martinrea not to say any names Kevin Heart an he gets away with it and they Tory Wilson let him get away with it an let his lazy ass work the weekend and do nothing...sorry totally off the subject R.I.P
Hillbilly
Canadian employee

Windsor, Canada

#192 Mar 18, 2013
I cannot believe that someone would post "In 10 years there have only been 2 deaths in this plant". That is 2 deaths too many. What a cold and uncaring thing to write. No one should ever go to work and never go home. RIP Jason and may your family somehow find peace in this extremely troubling time.
formeremployee

Toronto, Canada

#193 Mar 18, 2013
My prayers go to the family. I'm Canadian ex employee
I seen how this corporation work they will put all blame on the victim, don't let that happen don't let family suffer more than they are suffering now.
Unionjack Ridgetown Plant

London, Canada

#194 Mar 19, 2013
My prayers and thoughts to the family and the workers.We have seen first hand how this corporation operates.They care only about PROFITS not people and have had same problems in the past with this.We had an very serious accident in are plant and soon as ministry and police arrived they were blaming the worker that was clinging to his life in the hospital.They paid huge fine years later for being at fault.Hope we can all come together to help this guys family .I know first hand martinrea wont be there to help him!
Hello

Dorchester, SC

#195 Mar 20, 2013
LAP worker wrote:
You people that think we should sue big companies (Ford) for holding manufacturing plants accountable for what was contractually agreed upon are so unrealistic. When the bids were sent in Ford accepted what Martinrea said they could deliver, period. When they don't hold up what they agreed to its not Fords fault. Why should Ford bear the costs of down time and why should our families lose money because of poor production elsewhere? If they can't make it right and deliver on time safely then they should loose the contract. Now look what you've done, there's hundreds of people without jobs in Hopkinsville. Besides what happens when we start suing companies? The price of everything just goes up. You don't really think that Ford is gonna pay that lawsuit do you? Just remember that s%#t rolls down hill and the majority of us are living somewhere along the way.
Having a strong background in EH&S I can tell you for every dollar you spend in safety you will gain 2 in return. When your employees see a company that puts them before the bottom dollar everything gets better. Employees are happier, work safer and more productive. Really if you think about the dynamics if you stop the line to correctly repair a problem and lose 10 min worth of production it may cost $5000. Or in this case corners were cut trying do what the company wanted. It costs thousands in do
wn time, it will costs thousands in fines, it costs transportation companies thousands in lost monies, it costs Ford thousands in downtime and it cost employees all around money from a paycheck. Not to mention the horrible loss that will never end for his family. There's never a dollar amount that could be placed on that. So what if his wife and kids receive enough to live out the rest of their time comfortable. I'd be will to bet you Bill Gates money they'd rather have Jason home for just 1 more day. BOTTOM LINE is that someone there that has the position and can make the difference needs to stand up for his neighbors. They need to do their homework and figure out the amount lost vs potential gains from truly doing it right and force those numbers to those that can make it happen. It can be done someone just has to do it.
To Jason's family: I am so sorry for your loss! There are no words at a time like this that will make any difference. I just hope that your loss will prompt the changes needed to prevent this from ever happening again. I truly wish you the best in your difficult journey ahead. I thankfully have nothing that I can compare to what you are going through.
Sorry but that figue is a joke.$5000 for 10 mins ..... Ok I'll give that to you. If you slow down/stop an assembly plant it costs hundreds of thousands. Even millions in downtime costs and penalties.
Past Employee

Fort Payne, AL

#196 Mar 22, 2013
My condolence to Jason's family. I can guarantee you Martinrea Corporation considers EVERY EMPLOYEE as an asset / piece of equipment. Once your unable to perform they let you go and hire someone else. The trouble Martinrea got into with Ford was directly related to orders from Nick O. Concerning the C1 Assembly Line. Won't go into further details; just wanted to say the buck truly should stop at the top!
Insightful

Colorado Springs, CO

#197 Mar 23, 2013
Past Employee wrote:
My condolence to Jason's family. I can guarantee you Martinrea Corporation considers EVERY EMPLOYEE as an asset / piece of equipment. Once your unable to perform they let you go and hire someone else. The trouble Martinrea got into with Ford was directly related to orders from Nick O. Concerning the C1 Assembly Line. Won't go into further details; just wanted to say the buck truly should stop at the top!
That's the major problem here. Incredibly poor leadership. Circumvention of OSHA regulations and Quality standards, all encouraged by upper mananagement in order to keep the lines running. Poor treatment of employees and disregard for their safety or contributions. I have a great deal of insight into how this company "operates" and I feel bad for those who care about their jobs but bow down to the moronic leadership. Their facilities in the region are a house of cards. If they're not careful, I know that I will do everything legally possible to shine the light of truth on their abysmal leadership. I heard that their Springfield facility just hired a new HR Manager a couple weeks ago. Guess what? He's already gone. He knew a sinking ship from the moment he came on board. Much more to come if they don't make things right immediately. OSHA might need to hear things, Ford might need to hear things, Volkswagen and others might need to hear things, the press might need to hear things. Remember, it's only libel or slander if it's not the absolute truth. I'm not a big fan of unions, but in the case of Martinrea, I think that this is a good solution for the employees. If the company flexes its "muscle" and closes, then good riddance. At least their feeble "leadership" can go somewhere else to ruin the lives of working families. Or better yet, maybe some of these upper-level dirtbags will find themselves without employment.
Surprised

Corbin, KY

#198 Mar 23, 2013
I'm still sort of upset that Jason wasn't mentioned the meeting of the 19th. I realize that far too many times the factory chooses quantity over quality and that makes no sense to me. Ford GM and the other companies need to realize it can take time to get high quality parts and in the long run its worth the wait. It's up to the employees to wake up management... They shouldn't have to but that's what it's come down to. Jason's death will not be in vain if they let it inspire them to put safety first. Your suggestions could wake up shift leaders and upper management to save jobs and potentially turn around the factory and make it a place that hopkinsville can be proud to have. I love a challenge lets make it happen.
Surprised

Corbin, KY

#199 Mar 23, 2013
BMW is successful because it demands quality before anything else. The other companies could learn from that.
intheknow

United States

#200 Mar 24, 2013
Don't know what the OSHA investigation revealed for Jason's "accidental" death, but something tells me that leadership is culpable for trying to circumvent regulations, to keep lines running, regardless of safety issues. Regarding Martinrea, I have absolutely no doubt.
Employee-Hopkins ville

La Fayette, KY

#201 Mar 30, 2013
Surprised wrote:
I'm still sort of upset that Jason wasn't mentioned the meeting of the 19th. I realize that far too many times the factory chooses quantity over quality and that makes no sense to me. Ford GM and the other companies need to realize it can take time to get high quality parts and in the long run its worth the wait. It's up to the employees to wake up management... They shouldn't have to but that's what it's come down to. Jason's death will not be in vain if they let it inspire them to put safety first. Your suggestions could wake up shift leaders and upper management to save jobs and potentially turn around the factory and make it a place that hopkinsville can be proud to have. I love a challenge lets make it happen.
I have to agree here. Very sad company that does not mention one thing about the accident that happened. We always go over saftey issues in plant wide meetings. I would think there would be discussion about what had happened, what is being done to insure that this would not happen again, and what new procedures could be implemented to avoid a fatality or serious injury. Sounds like to me they don't want us to know. I AM involved here. I have to go inside these cells myself every single day. I ASK myself is there anyway POSSIBLE that power could be on a cell once I go inside? I wish Martinrea could assure me this. The law of the land should be SAFETY #1, Quality #2,and Production #3.instead of NUMBERS #1.
Tessa

Hopkinsville, KY

#202 Apr 5, 2013
a lot of people will be out of work if martinrea closes I have only worked there a month and I agree they do have flaws but what company doesn't I'm sorry about what happened to him but those are the things that yu have to be prepared for when working at a factory like they say crap happens nd some times it stink
Employee

Clarksville, TN

#203 May 8, 2013
Sad to think this happened only 1 day before I started working for the company. Hope his family is doing well.
ashley

Jonesville, SC

#204 Jun 5, 2013
Can anyone answer my question. Did y'all shut down for a week this week or did temps not work this week.?
ashley

Jonesville, SC

#205 Jun 5, 2013
Employee wrote:
Sad to think this happened only 1 day before I started working for the company. Hope his family is doing well.
. Hey u just started working there as a temp.? Are y'all off this week or did some ppl just get fired.?
martinrea blows

United States

#206 Jun 6, 2013
ashley wrote:
<quoted text>. Hey u just started working there as a temp.? Are y'all off this week or did some ppl just get fired.?
This is Martinrea no one is off for a week lol

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