Does Great Dane have our City Council...

Does Great Dane have our City Council in their pockets?

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Whistle Blower

Princeton, IL

#1 Dec 6, 2012
How else can you explain the lack of even trying to bring jobs to kewanee? If another company moved here with equal or better pay Great Dane would have to pay their workers more to keep them there.
gov quinn

Saint Petersburg, FL

#2 Dec 6, 2012
Whistle Blower wrote:
How else can you explain the lack of even trying to bring jobs to kewanee? If another company moved here with equal or better pay Great Dane would have to pay their workers more to keep them there.
Who did you have in mind coming in?? CAT? Deere?? Boeing?
Whistle Blower

Princeton, IL

#3 Dec 6, 2012
gov quinn wrote:
<quoted text>Who did you have in mind coming in?? CAT? Deere?? Boeing?
Just more jobs besides Great Dane. About 15 years ago a Company was looking at the property where Boss is now on Page St. It was a Company that made parts for stoves and refrigerators. But Great Dane went to the City Council and poof they decided to let them buy it instead of the refrigerator co. The City has an Industrial Park on Kentville Rd. it's been there for years but Kewanee does nothing to bring companies in.
Truth

Springfield, IL

#4 Dec 6, 2012
There have been several other companies that were looking to come here also. A potato chip co., cocoa cola wanted to have distibution warehouse here,a compan that does parts for CAT. This has been going on for a long time. I have no doubt at all about the incident 15 yrs ago.
sau what

United States

#6 Dec 6, 2012
roger wrote:
Sounds like Great Dane fired your ass. Can't get a job so now who can you blame. Oh yeah thats it, the city council of 25 yrs ago who didn't land the potatoe chip maker. Didn't you read the paper when great dane is going to by some ground for expansion. Get off the drugs, stop the drinking and go to work like the rest of us
That wasn't 25 yrs ago. Like maybe 10 to 15 for old boss factory.
That ground bought by great danes is going to be a parking lot mainly. With very little if any expansion on main plant.
City council has blocked any good companies from coming to kewanee for a long time. Started back in the 70s. When chub holton was mayor. Guyes who own factories in town didn't want to pay high wages. Till u.s.g bought door factory and Glidden sold to white equipt. Walwort closed up.....boiler went to a company that just bought it for the patents, with intent to close it.
think

United States

#7 Dec 6, 2012
A lot of manufacturing jobs have left Kewanee! About the only decent one left is bomag. And they are down to assembly and stores!
sau what

United States

#8 Dec 6, 2012
Wait till they become a warehouse only! It's coming trust me. The company that is parent to them wants no manufacturing in the usa at all.
blahblah

La Salle, IL

#10 Dec 7, 2012
I am so incredibly tired of hearing people complain about Pines....
You Bet

Princeton, IL

#11 Dec 24, 2012
What other reason would our City Council have for not bringing any jobs (other than minimum wage) to Kewanee? If another company moved here that payed equal or better than Great Dane. Those greedy bastards would have to at least match or better their wages or risk losing most of their employees. It's cheaper for them to do things for the city, like buying a bullet proof vest for the dog. etc... than pay their workers a living wage.

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