Truseal closing, moving plant to Ohio
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#1 Nov 7, 2011
November 7, 2011
Truseal closing, moving plant to Ohio
More than 180 union jobs could be lost if a Barbourville company proceeds with its plans to shutter a plant and move to an Ohio facility.
Truseal Technologies distributed a memo early Monday indicating it intends to consolidate its Truseal business with Edgetech into a single business. The memo, which was marked confidential and reportedly distributed to employees today, states the Barbourville plant will be permanently closed once the operations are moved to Cambridge, Ohio.
The memo states equipment will begin to be moved from Barbourville to Ohio in January.
Barbourville Mayor David Thompson, who said his office was alerted to the loss by Truseal employees, described the loss as "heartbreaking."
"It's a blow on the city but, by all means, it's a blow on the people who lose their jobs."
Tim Dean, international staff representative for United Steelworkers, said the union intends to approach the company to discuss what measures may be taken to avoid the plant's closure. He said the union will also seek the assistance of local, state and national elected officials in the effort to retain the plant.
Dean said the plant employs about 187 union workers and about 55 salaried employees. The union workers earn about $17-18 hourly.
#2 Nov 7, 2011
Another company that the union helped out the door.
#3 Nov 8, 2011
when all the news you hear about a county is about drugs,nothing will come or stay long,i didn't even know that place was over there,wymt never mentions a few county's unless there's a drug raid or something similiar going on,they never tell anything good about certain county's watch em flood that cumberland gap drug march like fleas on a dog
#4 Nov 8, 2011
Characteristics Of Fascism
10. Labor Power is Suppressed - Because the organizing power of labor is the only real threat to a fascist government, labor unions are either eliminated entirely, or are severely suppressed.
#5 Nov 8, 2011
Rule 1) For Running a Successful Business..... Make a Profit !! A business is not created as Profit Center for a bunch of Union Loafers.
#6 Nov 8, 2011
#7 Nov 8, 2011
The Unions have a problem, their Trust Funds do not have enough money to meet their Obligations. The Leadership has mismanaged the money. They have robbed them blind with big salaries and political spending.
It takes 19 working members to support 1 retiree, they have 11. Thats why they need the " Card Check ". They are way short and they will go farther and farther in the hole. They want your tax dollars too pay for it and to be able to keep the same level of free bees. You know about their lavish Pensions.
We all saw them in Wisconsin, one county had 35,000 union members, After the opt-out Law took effect the Union dues were not automatically taken from their pay check, only 5,000 signed up for the Union.
#8 Nov 8, 2011
I've already seen this happen over and over... If a company can cut the salary by 2 or 3 bucks an hour they're going to do it...
Just do the math and say they will save $2.00 an hour on wages... 187 employees x 2 bucks is $374.00 an hour... Now when you multiply that times 24 hours (if they work 3 shifts) that's $8,796.00 savings on labor a day... When you multiply that times 7 days... and then times 52 weeks, that's a little over 3.2 million dollars a year in wages saved.
That's a lot of money... That's why they're moving their plant.
That's the price everyone pays when you're in competition with other countries...
I've see 3 companies in the past 2 years move from Northern Ky. down south for that very reason.
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