Hoffmaster closing Appleton site, cutting 300 jobs
“What it boils down to is we have two facilities making similar products”
The Hoffmaster Group Inc. announced Thursday it will close its plant at 1200 S. Perkins St., ultimately cutting 300 jobs. via Appleton Post-Crescent
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#1 May 17, 2008
closing a union plant, moving jobs to a non-union plant, imagine that.
#2 May 17, 2008
I would say anybody in the Manufacturing jobs should probably think about making a change!!!
“There is no such thing”
Since: May 08
as a reasonable person
#3 May 18, 2008
well I for one am glad. I was sick of paying bills, Owning a home,driving a car, eating, and being able to provide for my family. And I would make a change IF I could afford it.
#4 May 23, 2008
Alliance Laundry in Ripon is looking for manufacturing workers. They are booming in business over there...for now anyway. They are adding a second shift.
The new hires, though, should expect a lay off
during the cold months this winter, but it will pick up again early next spring again.
Just go over and put your ap in and get it on file.
They have a union, but it is useless. They were forced into allowing the new hires to be on a much lower pay level than the older workers. One plant in FL refused to go along with this idea and they shut it down, moving all the ops up here to WI where the union is useless.
It isn't much, but enough money to be better off than a person working as a Walmart cashier.
#5 May 23, 2008
Very sad for the workers and their families to lose these good union jobs. The comment above from bfa is crap. USW 2-1327 is a great local that provides excellent representation to it's membership. Keeping jobs in Ripon is a high priority. Oshkosh Corp (formerly Oshkosh Truck) is also looking for people with manufacturing experience.
#6 May 25, 2008
keeping jobs in Ripon is a high priority...Yes
keeping good paying jobs in Ripon is not
The union is weak just as all the unions around the country are weak. Global competition has ruined our union structure in this country. There are too many third world workers who only wish to make a few dollars per day to survive in their low cost of living areas.
Before the vote, union members were wearing Mexican soumbraroes in protest of the damned if you do and damned if you don't trap.
#7 Dec 12, 2008
I worked for GM in Janesville...the union screwed us... Unions suck.
#8 Jul 30, 2011
It's Hoffmaster, they buy all these plants and then close them, like they did plants in Georgia and the N.E. and California.
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