Berry reopening Madisonville, Ky., plant

Berry reopening Madisonville, Ky., plant

There are 36 comments on the Plastics News story from Oct 30, 2012, titled Berry reopening Madisonville, Ky., plant. In it, Plastics News reports that:

EVANSVILLE, IND. Berry Plastics Corp. plans to invest $96 million to reopen a plant in Madisonville, Ky., that it closed in early 2012.

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Secret Keeper

United States

#1 Oct 30, 2012
Good news for the community.
just me

Bowling Green, KY

#2 Oct 30, 2012
Secret Keeper wrote:
Good news for the community.
yes it good news but what about when they closed it down. Then wait 18 months then open it up with new people at a lower wage.
Really

New Carlisle, OH

#3 Oct 30, 2012
Shows how big business gets away with everything in this country, so now they can reopen, get millions in tax breaks and pay slave wages,still great for a community that needs anything they can get for work,But then feed them a line of how family oriented Berry is,what a poor excuse for a company and a government that allows that.
Jumper

Morgantown, KY

#4 Oct 30, 2012
I wonder how many of those 'positions' will go to non-Mexicans?
lazypeople

United States

#5 Oct 30, 2012
Jumper wrote:
I wonder how many of those 'positions' will go to non-Mexicans?
Well if the lazy non Mexicans would get off their butts and go to work instead of thinkin somebody owes them something or thinkin theyre to good to work for a low starting wage then maybe they wont have to hire Mexicans!
Jumper

Morgantown, KY

#6 Oct 30, 2012
lazypeople wrote:
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Well if the lazy non Mexicans would get off their butts and go to work instead of thinkin somebody owes them something or thinkin theyre to good to work for a low starting wage then maybe they wont have to hire Mexicans!
Yea! Dammed right!

We deserve to be treated like crap just like other low paid Americans across the country!

That's what makes us strong as a people.
lazypeople

United States

#7 Oct 30, 2012
Jumper wrote:
<quoted text>Yea! Dammed right!

We deserve to be treated like crap just like other low paid Americans across the country!

That's what makes us strong as a people.
Why dont you just move to mexico and take there job jumber!
Jumper

Morgantown, KY

#8 Oct 31, 2012
lazypeople wrote:
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Why dont you just move to mexico and take there job jumber!
I hate the climate
just passinthru

Madisonville, KY

#9 Oct 31, 2012
What is the starting wage at Berry compared to what it used to be?
will work for food

United States

#10 Oct 31, 2012
What was the specific reason for the plant closing, and why are they receiving funding to reopen the same facility that closed just a few months ago? This sounds more like a Ponzi scheme, by Berry to rake in some cash and simply close it again when their cooked books show another lose. Does any of this sound just a little suspicious to anyone else? Will Berry's cred be just a little suspect with most local residents, or is it a market of "any job, at any cost"?
Jumper

Morgantown, KY

#11 Oct 31, 2012
The whole thing sound fishy.
just me

Bowling Green, KY

#12 Oct 31, 2012
That plant was a rexam plant and they paid better than berry. It was the right move to close it down they moved 50% of the work to plants closer to the buyer so it save money on shipping but they could if changed the plant then instead of getting rid of the high wages and starting over with lower paying jobs. But I guess a job is a job.
Secret Keeper

United States

#13 Oct 31, 2012
When the dust settles, those wanting a job with Berry plastics will apply for them. Those who think the pay is unfair, will not. Chances are, all the jobs will be filled.
lazypeople

Madisonville, KY

#14 Oct 31, 2012
just me wrote:
That plant was a rexam plant and they paid better than berry. It was the right move to close it down they moved 50% of the work to plants closer to the buyer so it save money on shipping but they could if changed the plant then instead of getting rid of the high wages and starting over with lower paying jobs. But I guess a job is a job.
No need explaning things cause most on here just want to complain,slur and stir up crap!The only job they really want is to sit home and draw that free money!
Jumper

Morgantown, KY

#15 Oct 31, 2012
lazypeople wrote:
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No need explaning things cause most on here just want to complain,slur and stir up crap!The only job they really want is to sit home and draw that free money!
What's your point?
will work for food

United States

#16 Oct 31, 2012
lazypeople wrote:
<quoted text>No need explaning things cause most on here just want to complain,slur and stir up crap!The only job they really want is to sit home and draw that free money!
It reads like the corporate crew's gonna be sitting at home drawing that corporate welfare money that the state and federal gubmit's fixin to annie up to them. Tax breaks out the wazoooo.
Lil man

United States

#17 Nov 1, 2012
Berry starting pay is lower than what they were making at Rexam
sure
#18 Nov 1, 2012
do you got to have your work keys test to get a job there??
Lil man

United States

#19 Nov 1, 2012
Berry starts out at $10 an hour
will work for food

United States

#20 Nov 1, 2012
Lil man wrote:
Berry starts out at $10 an hour
Gawd damnnnn! I made ten bucks per hour, 36 years ago. How, just f'n how, does a family, or for that matter, a single person, make ends meet at that pay rate? If you were to do the math on wage to current inflation rate....there's no way you're keeping pace with inflation. No way! I'll bet the turn over rate stays high, too. It's easier to fire an at will employee who's approaching a pay raise, and hire new ones at a starting rate. Best of both worlds.

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