Agy Huntingdon Sending jobs to China
Hot Dog

Philipsburg, PA

#934 Aug 4, 2010
That man is nothen but a Kiss A..
TheChosenJuan

Biglerville, PA

#935 Aug 4, 2010
So does anybody have any info of that bad glass down in matline . Heard it could cause some health problems but they are trying to keep it hush hush .
boxer

Aiken, SC

#936 Aug 4, 2010
Probably an environmental issue as well
boxer

Aiken, SC

#937 Aug 4, 2010
TheChosenJuan wrote:
So does anybody have any info of that bad glass down in matline . Heard it could cause some health problems but they are trying to keep it hush hush .
Help.... I cant breathe
A Team

Aiken, SC

#938 Aug 4, 2010
How's Big Bill?
Help

Aiken, SC

#939 Aug 5, 2010
They have been doing shit like this for years so whats new.
Cherie

Mosheim, TN

#940 Aug 5, 2010
NOYB wrote:
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If what I wrote is crap, you just do not understand, and have a long way to maturity, or maybe just ignorant
Was I talking to you?!
Forgotten Soul

Aiken, SC

#941 Aug 6, 2010
One thing is true, many of you enjoyed a decent employment here at AGY but many things happened over the years that have brought it to where we are now. Its a shame. It was a good place to work. The last great industrial warrior in Huntingdon will soon be laid to rest and be remembered in great detail for many years to come. I blame Huntingdon for a lot of this. At the borough meetings for the last several years when AGY/OC was brought up it was always brought about as a "bad topic/issue or a problem". For yeras Huntingdons idiot council has had alot of faith in tourism and deindustrialization. Tourist don't bring in the money for those who live in Huntingdon, good industrial jobs do. Who pays the taxes here? Not the tourist! Everyone who can should sell all they have and leave Huntingdon. I mean really, what has Huntingdons political leaders done for any of you? State rep Flecks office doesn't care about you nor cares to help any of you losing your AGY jobs. Many people at AGY have called many of our "wonderful" leaders offices and have never even gotten a call returned. The Daily News is ridiculously biased and won't even dare to print worthwhile facts about AGY nor give a good faithful try to get information from AGY to publish. The only thing the Huntingdon borough has done so far is figured out how much of a water/sewer rate raise will be imposed on the rest of the boroughs citizens after AGY leaves. What a bunch of selfish pigs! Leave Huntingdon if you can. You can always come back and visit it but there is no need to keep giving Huntingdon more of your money. The HBA hasn't even made a single attempt to contact AGY in an effort to spare some jobs for Huntingdon. What are they collecting your tax dollars for? No attempts where made for "Footing Grants" by the Huntingdon borough to help keep AGY either. They didn't even offer to cut them a break on AGY's water/sewer rate contract that went into effect late 2009 in an effort to consider keeping jobs here. I guess paying $275,000 a year is a good rate?!? Huntingdon never made an attempt to lower that rate at all, they just kept raising it. Huntingdons game plan was to lock AGY into another 10 year crappy rate contract, it didn't work. After signing the new 1 year contract AGY was now paying a much higher rate based entirely on AGY's reluctance to sign on for 10 years. They are now paying 1 year at a time. They contacted the borough again to negotiate a different rate since production has been halted and no waste is going into the bug farm. Aiken is at fault too, don't get me wrong. But Huntingdon will definitly be putting every nail in the plants coffin.
Titanic

Huntingdon, PA

#942 Aug 7, 2010
Many of us has done everything that we could do to help keep this plant in operation but no fault of our own it will soon be gone.All I would like to know is why the plant manager had to keep lying to people! when he knew all along what the plan was for this plant.It would have been nice if he could have been honest with us and told what was going to happen instead of saying things are slow.Now the truth is out there that the customers that are buying the yarn from AGY would take everything that this plant could make but instead they insist on shutting the Huntingdon plant down and forcing them to buy from there plants in Aiken OR China which by far inferior product. If Huntingdon borough and our state reps. really cared they would check into this.All I can say is IF I was a shareholder in AGY I would be looking into this because if to much equipment leaves the plant they won't have THE hUNTINGDON PLANT TO PULL THEM OUT OF THIS MESS.It will not be long till the ship is sunk.
oldtimers wife

Huntingdon, PA

#943 Aug 7, 2010
Finally you are bloging about important info, instead of the insanily stupid gossip and digs. Yes, our state and local governments have done nothing to help save a plant that has been making money for the company. Where were the state and fedeal agency's information meetings letting the layoff worker's know what will be made available for them to find other jobs, schooling or training for a new trade at the government's expense. You are being cheating out of alot of info that should have been given to you before the layoff !!!!!!! Please get out there and get the help you are entitled to. It happened to me a few years ago, and I received schooling for a new trade at no expense to me, because my job left the area. Once again, Good Luck to you all.
You Sank My Battleship

Kingston, PA

#944 Aug 8, 2010
What happened to AGY is what is happening to alot of factories and large plants across America. We as American's have gotten greedy...Unions are the big problem...Simple math... Why pay someone 17.50 an hour when I can pay someone 5.50 an hour to do the same job...supply and demand...the almighty dollar and profit....sorry AGY employees you did this to yourselves...LOL...I'm laughing at you while going to the bank cashing my paycheck every week.....Have fun suckers...LMAO....
Forgotten Soul

Aiken, SC

#945 Aug 9, 2010
You Sank My Battleship wrote:
What happened to AGY is what is happening to alot of factories and large plants across America. We as American's have gotten greedy...Unions are the big problem...Simple math... Why pay someone 17.50 an hour when I can pay someone 5.50 an hour to do the same job...supply and demand...the almighty dollar and profit....sorry AGY employees you did this to yourselves...LOL...I'm laughing at you while going to the bank cashing my paycheck every week.....Have fun suckers...LMAO....
Simple math. You apparently lack intelligence and are probably cashing a minimum wage check at the bank and buying your groceries with a food stamp card. With taxes and the costs of living the way they are now in the US, how would a family survive on $5.50 an hour? Now, it would be much different if a working persons paycheck wouldn't be sucked dry by the US government to pay for all the deadbeat losers who are too drunk or high to work. Or the hogs who suck on the assistance office when they really don't need it but lie about facts to get it. Simple math huh? I guess we can all see the lack of a future you are going to have. The union didn't play the part of the undoing of the Huntingdon plant. That greed was not driven by the employees but by AGY executives at Aiken, the Huntingdon borough and the state of Pennsylvania. Enjoy your minimum wage job and your foodstamps moron. And by the way, I have a new job and a great paying one at that. It's not a unionized facility either but pays alot more than AGY did. Maybe we will all be amazed when you gather enough experience and intelligence to post something worthwhile in the future. I have my doubts that you will have a future worthwhile enough to post anything like that though.
oldtimers wife

Huntingdon, PA

#946 Aug 9, 2010
Couldn't agree with you more, "forgotton soul". I hardly think you can compare the wages at Agy with the inflated wages the auto union were getting for their people.(approx.$75.00 per hr. including benefits) Plus the fact that AGY workers work under extreme conditions and did it with pride. It's good to hear someone is proud that they get to have a decent living off the backs of hard working, honest taxpayers. Enjoy it while you can, because it can't last forever.
Hot Dog

Martinsburg, PA

#947 Aug 9, 2010
You Sank My Battleship wrote:
What happened to AGY is what is happening to alot of factories and large plants across America. We as American's have gotten greedy...Unions are the big problem...Simple math... Why pay someone 17.50 an hour when I can pay someone 5.50 an hour to do the same job...supply and demand...the almighty dollar and profit....sorry AGY employees you did this to yourselves...LOL...I'm laughing at you while going to the bank cashing my paycheck every week.....Have fun suckers...LMAO....
Boy i can not wait until I make $5.50 an hr.Man with taking out Taxs and such I might be able to Spend my hole $98.00 dollars left on paying my Bill,s and Keeping my Wife let along I might even have enough left over to buy some food - Not very much grant you but why do I need to eat and feed My Family - Knowing that while I was working and Making all this Fine Money I know that my CEO would Be Happy with all the Profits I be Making Him Heck I might even be Given a Turkey for Xmas and knowing that My Boss would also be getting a Big Bonus for Xmas Heck I think I would be in the Top of My Class.
You Sank My Battleship

Kingston, PA

#948 Aug 9, 2010
LMAO.....I have a great paying job...non-union and I make 23.16 an hour!!!! Yeah had to make sacrifices and travel to get this type of money..but it was worth it...No union cry babies bawling over sick days..someone not helping ya...why someone is making more than that person...Love it...As for extreme conditions...LMAO thats a joke....I think our American Military goes through more extreme conditions than we did at agy and they make a hell of alot less....go to Altoona, State College, and Harrisburg...you'll find Great and good paying jobs like I did....P.S. You Sank My Battleship
Hot Dog

Martinsburg, PA

#949 Aug 9, 2010
You Sank My Battleship wrote:
LMAO.....I have a great paying job...non-union and I make 23.16 an hour!!!! Yeah had to make sacrifices and travel to get this type of money..but it was worth it...No union cry babies bawling over sick days..someone not helping ya...why someone is making more than that person...Love it...As for extreme conditions...LMAO thats a joke....I think our American Military goes through more extreme conditions than we did at agy and they make a hell of alot less....go to Altoona, State College, and Harrisburg...you'll find Great and good paying jobs like I did....P.S. You Sank My Battleship
Ok Mouth so where are you working to get this great Pay so all of the lowlifes like me can go and get a Job there along with My Fellow Coworkers.Sometimes you just got to say Talken the talk or are you walken the walk - so where are you working Mouth.
You Sank My Battleship

Kingston, PA

#950 Aug 9, 2010
Working As An Electrician, alot of travel involved though, Don't hate the player...
Band together

Aiken, SC

#951 Aug 10, 2010
I guess the real problem with AGY was you could not pass the test to be a ele. there.THERE are jobs out here you just have to move out of the area.Look they hired you.
Concerned Employee

Altoona, PA

#952 Aug 10, 2010
You Sank My Battleship wrote:
What happened to AGY is what is happening to alot of factories and large plants across America. We as American's have gotten greedy...Unions are the big problem...Simple math... Why pay someone 17.50 an hour when I can pay someone 5.50 an hour to do the same job...supply and demand...the almighty dollar and profit....sorry AGY employees you did this to yourselves...LOL...I'm laughing at you while going to the bank cashing my paycheck every week.....Have fun suckers...LMAO....
"you sank my battleship" - now that's cute. What happened at AGY Huntingdon is a crying ass shame. However,(and this will come as a shock to you) the workforce there didn't shut the plant down. Management did. I still have the letter that went around to our customers that was dated 6/11/09 that told them how the company intended to close Huntingdon, and that all products would be manufactured at the Aiken facility except for CFM and some "specialty products". Thanks to some of our customers, we were able to continue running another 9 months after the November 1, 2009 "shut down" date. Does this have anything to do with the union? Maybe. It would be one hell of a coincidence that 11/1 was chosen as a plant closure date - exactly 3 years after that awful strike that took place. The reason I'm saying the closure had little to do with the workforce is because the company had no intention of keeping the place open regardless of how much we were paid. You worked there - Are you blind? They didn't invest any money into the building, or anything else. They squeezed Huntingdon for all it was worth. Eventually, the building would become unsafe to work in, and if it wasn't shut down by AGY, it would have eventually been shut down by OSHA.

Nobody denies that the union had some bad apples in it. All unions do. Actually, every business has some lowlifes on the payroll - union or not. If you want to bitch about a union, check out PSCOA. We've got some guards working at prisons that sit on ass 8hrs/day that make your hourly wage look like chump change. And they still complain about everything.

I've worked in both Fab and Forming. While I don't think forming was comparable to battlefield conditions, it was still lousy in it's own way. Those that have worked there know what I'm talking about.

So you got a decent paying non-union job. Good for you. Did you quit from AGY, or were you layed off at one point? If you were layed off, then you were forced into the same situation as the rest of us (which doesn't entitle you to act like a pompous ass). If you voluntarily left your job at AGY before the layoffs began to look for work elsewhere, then I commend you for your efforts. They paid off. But don't act high and mighty if you were layed off. Chances are, you'd still be there if you hadn't been. I'm sure most of us would be.

Everybody here is at a point now where they can either complain about their situation, or they can pick themselves up, dust themselves off, and go make a better life for themselves. For some, it may involve a lot of traveling, others may move out of the area for better opportunities. Some may even go back to school. The point is, most of the workforce at Huntingdon will survive. Our mechanics were resourceful, and labor had a good work ethic. I'm not surprised our customers fought for us.

What's done is done. We need to move on, and stop pointing fingers at each other. There's enough blame to go around.
Notasoldmech

Aiken, SC

#953 Aug 10, 2010
Concerened Employee I am impressed and agree with you comments for the most part. I can say that the mech. and ele. did the best that they could to make the equipment run as safe and as well as we could and to know that you noticed really makes us feel proud that we could.

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