Question

Kennett, MO

#1 Oct 24, 2008
Does anyone know if the back plant of ARI is closing. Also are they cutting Hours????
ARI wife

Kennett, MO

#2 Oct 24, 2008
It's not closing that we know of....

The hours were cut but they are picking back up now some what.
Question

Kennett, MO

#3 Oct 24, 2008
Thank You.
OMG

Dallas, TX

#4 Oct 24, 2008
I heard from a chic that works there, and she said they were closing, not sure if its true.
ari wife 2

Kennett, MO

#5 Oct 27, 2008
well if things dont get better they will be doing more layoffs in Dec!
wondering

Fairmont, WV

#6 Oct 27, 2008
heard that kennett and paragould are in major trouble this is terrible especially around the holidays!
SupervisorWife

Benton, IL

#7 Oct 27, 2008
ARI in Kennett and in Paragould are in trouble due to the simple fact that they have no orders at this time.
However, if we recall this same problem was faced last year, at this same time. All we can do is hope for the best.

I do know however, that recently some of the employees at ARI in Paraguld were offered to transfer to Marmaduke, he supposedly has enough orders already booked to last until 2010
ari wife 2

Kennett, MO

#8 Oct 28, 2008
yeah some of the kennett employees were offered to go to marmaduke also.
ari

Kennett, MO

#9 Oct 28, 2008
My understanding is that Marmaduke doesn't make the same things as Kennett does. Each place makes a different part. So if one shuts down then they will all have to. Can't make things without all the parts.
wondering

Fairmont, WV

#10 Oct 28, 2008
marmaduke makes tankers paragould makes railcars and kennett makes parts for the railcars so marmaduke is fine for right now!
ex-employee of ari

Fairmont, WV

#11 Oct 29, 2008
paragould make hoppercars and kennett makes parts for both paragould and marmaduke. tankcar and hoppercars are both railcars.
curious

Fairmont, WV

#12 Dec 29, 2008
her is a old forum, it says in dec there will be layoffs

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