Pilgrim's Pride to close Dallas plant, eliminate 1,000 jobs

Jul 29, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Dallas Morning News

Trucks are loaded at the Pilgrim's Pride plant on Good-Latimer in Dallas. Chicken processor Pilgrim's Pride Corp announced today it will close a Dallas production plant in the next 60 days, eliminating 1,000 jobs.

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shawanda

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Obama must no like chicken or he would have bailed them out to.
ThomasA

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Is that why the Alabama plants are running wide open and running ads for employees?
Thomas

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Aug 7, 2011
 
The news paper is talking about Dallas, TX, not Alabama. Running wide open......? I think there was a joke there.
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The new Pilgrim owners probably got tired of having to pay off all the corrupt black politicians as required to do business in Dallas.
ThomasA

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Aug 7, 2011
 
Thomas wrote:
The news paper is talking about Dallas, TX, not Alabama. Running wide open......? I think there was a joke there.
The PP plants in Alabama are alive and well and hiring. Plants in other states can cover sales in Texas without plants there. The plant there must be below par and a low performer for them to close it. There's always "the rest of the story". It could be labor,trouble with growers,taxes and utilities in that area or many other things.
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Another 1000 mexicans hitting the streets. Maybe the illegal ones will go back to Mexico, all 999 of them.
Willie Granville

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Obama had nothing to do with the illegals in Texas. I think you need to look in the mirror. As far as the Black Politicians in Dallas I have no idea, maybe they were. I know Bo was passing out $100.00 bill to Politicians in Austin, Texas back in the early 90's. Those Black politicians in Dallas is just a spit in the bucket if any. Many of you sat on your TAILS and let POPPA BO and others move these ILLEGALS in and take your jobs now you want to blame Obama. You had Bush & Perry on the THRONE in Texas and you blame Obama. What a big joke, oh yea I read where Perry is going to PRAY FOR THE ECONOMY. That is why the state is in the shape it is in I guess he was PRAYING ALL THESE YEARS AND NOT DOING ANYTHING.
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Willie Granville wrote:
Obama had nothing to do with the illegals in Texas. I think you need to look in the mirror. As far as the Black Politicians in Dallas I have no idea, maybe they were. I know Bo was passing out $100.00 bill to Politicians in Austin, Texas back in the early 90's. Those Black politicians in Dallas is just a spit in the bucket if any. Many of you sat on your TAILS and let POPPA BO and others move these ILLEGALS in and take your jobs now you want to blame Obama. You had Bush & Perry on the THRONE in Texas and you blame Obama. What a big joke, oh yea I read where Perry is going to PRAY FOR THE ECONOMY. That is why the state is in the shape it is in I guess he was PRAYING ALL THESE YEARS AND NOT DOING ANYTHING.
Do us all a favor, stay up North. I don't like Perry anymore than you do, You both have something in common tho, You are both azz-holes. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh' and Obama is a Negro.
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Obama has destroyed this country with his welfare programs. ie giving money to everyone. If a business can't sustain itself it needs to fail, not be bailed out. Now he is the first President in the history of the US to cause the US to have a debt downgrading. Now interest and everything else is on the rise. A one term President, you bet. He's gone after this.

As far as the illegals go, I agree, get rid of them all. I am tired of their rudeness in stores, their kids running wild destroying the stores, their having chat fest in the middle of the aisles blocking everyone, their inability to drive properly, their accessing our healthcare systems when we all are having to pay, the list goes on.

It's time to get this country back on it's feet and our current administration has shown itself to be incompetant with lack of leadership as demonstrated in the press conference. Obama does not know how to lead. That's why the stock market took a huge dive as he was speaking yesterday.

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Willie Granville

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Larry: I will stay where ever the job is. You don't like Perry? Looks like you got out voted for years. Yes, I am a azz-hole as you say, the same one who told many in the state they were flooding the market with ILLEGAL workers over 35 years ago. I think Obama was about 15 years old then, but he is the blame. Do you think before you type? And what is this you say Obama is a Negro, what is that suppose to mean?
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John wrote:
Obama has destroyed this country with his welfare programs. ie giving money to everyone. If a business can't sustain itself it needs to fail, not be bailed out. Now he is the first President in the history of the US to cause the US to have a debt downgrading. Now interest and everything else is on the rise. A one term President, you bet. He's gone after this.
As far as the illegals go, I agree, get rid of them all. I am tired of their rudeness in stores, their kids running wild destroying the stores, their having chat fest in the middle of the aisles blocking everyone, their inability to drive properly, their accessing our healthcare systems when we all are having to pay, the list goes on.
It's time to get this country back on it's feet and our current administration has shown itself to be incompetant with lack of leadership as demonstrated in the press conference. Obama does not know how to lead. That's why the stock market took a huge dive as he was speaking yesterday.
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I am not a big Obama fan never have been. Tell us what the stock market was back in 2008? Who hire these ILLEGALS? That is where your problem is and have been all the time.
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Willie Granville wrote:
<quoted text>I am not a big Obama fan never have been. Tell us what the stock market was back in 2008? Who hire these ILLEGALS? That is where your problem is and have been all the time.
It's not just Pilgrim's it's alot of companies. To Pilgrim's side on this issue, they did show that they were provided fake documentation, so I believe they were cleared of this matter from what I read in the newspapers. I know of one guy, whose job is to run crews that pick up the chickens in the houses, that was helping produce documents for his illegal workers. I believe he got turned into INS.
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Hank: I know it isn't just Pilgrim. All these Companies know it is aganist the law to hire Illegals no matter what country they are from. When I worked in Mexico I had to have a passport. When I said (me no understand Spanish) it meant I wasn't a Mexico citizen. Pilgrim knew this in their cases. The deal was of them being cleared as you say is simple. If you and the Judge are Ole fishing buddies you will be cleared, it is called TEXAS JUSTICE. A guy in Boston,Mass. was charged with hiding and working Illegals a few years back. He got I think 10years & 1 day. We all must face the facts: IF YOU DO THE CRIME YOU PAY THE FINE OR DO THE TIME. Do any of you see anything wrong with that?
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I say eat more chicken and help Pilgrim's, the farmers and everyone else involved. This company helps to keep alot of families and towns going.
just curious

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Saw that the thread saying Hall took money from Pilgrim to keep quiet about all the illegals is gone. I think we can say the money was for his re-election campaign, but Pilgrim was one of his biggest supporters. Coinsidence? Probably not. Even Hall admitted to the contribution, so why the silence?
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Terry wrote:
I say eat more chicken and help Pilgrim's, the farmers and everyone else involved. This company helps to keep alot of families and towns going.
Yes Pilgrim helped families & towns. Then they got GREEDY, the same people & towns they helped, they help destroy them. I don't blame the Illegals over here they want to live. I blame companies like Pilgrims who pay SLAVE WAGES in order for a person to get a job or have a job. You say: eat more chicken and help Pilgrim (LOL) I think I will eat CROW.
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Willie Granville wrote:
<quoted text>Yes Pilgrim helped families & towns. Then they got GREEDY, the same people & towns they helped, they help destroy them. I don't blame the Illegals over here they want to live. I blame companies like Pilgrims who pay SLAVE WAGES in order for a person to get a job or have a job. You say: eat more chicken and help Pilgrim (LOL) I think I will eat CROW.
You can't pay a guy that plucks chickens or cuts up chicken meat an executive salary. A limited education and skill sets equates to limit income. You know this as well as anyone. I think you have been living up North too long and you are starting to sound like some of those Democrats that want to give all the poor every type of welfare program known to man. If they are plucking chickens and don't like it then they can work and go to school and eventually work their way out of that job and into a better one. If they are lazy bums that just want to go to work, drink beer and smoke cigarettes then there is not much that will change their lifestyle and opportunities and there is alot of that out here. I'm sure there are a few on slave wages Willie, so how many of them do you want to save? How big a pocket book do you have? It's time to step up to the plate and back up your convictions. Oh, now its a different story if you are having to pay isn't it? Chicken pluckers are not quite worth 100K a year are they? Welcome to Pilgrim's and any other US company. You are paid for the job you perform and your skill sets, not for what you would like to make.

Unlike you, I blame the illegals because they came here illegally. Go to Mexico or some third world country illegally and see what happens. They will throw you in a dark jail cell for years. In the US, like idiots, our government hands them all sorts of aid that the average citizen cannot get. It's a crazy world. There is all sort of talk on topix about Pilgrim's yet I have not seen anything earth shattering and it is doubtful that we will. There is alot of talk, but not much that can be acted on. I think alot of farmers are just getting a taste of what we use to call "corporate" in the business world. Unfortunately, I think they had better get use to it, because it has not changed in my lifetime and it is doubtful it ever will. If you ran a business, by the Good Book, as some have recommended here they would be out of business in year one. Some people are just not business people and that's ok, they just need to focus where they are good at and stay there. Like a consultant once told a college professor of mine, "There are alot of people that can "teach" business, but have never done business." "The world is full of experts with no experience in doing what they are teaching."
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Well said James!!! My previous yard person and his crew got to the same point about wanting to make an executive salary for mowing the lawn. I finally got fed up with it after years of his saying he wanted to make some "real money" and decided to do it myself. His rate to trim or do anything around my house is $25.00 per hour per person. Not only do these people not pay taxes, but they demand a high salary and send the majority of it to Central America. No more will I support that life style. When enough people get their fill being held ransom by these non educated, no experienced illegals, only then will they go back where they came from, or will stay here and go into another profession, robbery.
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just curious wrote:
Well said James!!! My previous yard person and his crew got to the same point about wanting to make an executive salary for mowing the lawn. I finally got fed up with it after years of his saying he wanted to make some "real money" and decided to do it myself. His rate to trim or do anything around my house is $25.00 per hour per person. Not only do these people not pay taxes, but they demand a high salary and send the majority of it to Central America. No more will I support that life style. When enough people get their fill being held ransom by these non educated, no experienced illegals, only then will they go back where they came from, or will stay here and go into another profession, robbery.
When our local PP plants advertises for entry level production workers NO ONE comes from the housing projects lining up to get started in the business. Where are all the idiots and loudmouths that say the Hispanics are stealing their jobs? They should be pushing and shoving these people off the front porch of their housing unit out to the plant to take the "stolen" jobs. Without these workers there is no need for the management teams,truck drivers inbound,freight lines out with processed birds, local growers, feed mills,farmers suppling feed mills, truckers hauling feed to the growers,poultry equipment dealers,and the list keeps on. If you can't process,you come to a grinding halt.
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ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text>When our local PP plants advertises for entry level production workers NO ONE comes from the housing projects lining up to get started in the business. Where are all the idiots and loudmouths that say the Hispanics are stealing their jobs? They should be pushing and shoving these people off the front porch of their housing unit out to the plant to take the "stolen" jobs. Without these workers there is no need for the management teams,truck drivers inbound,freight lines out with processed birds, local growers, feed mills,farmers suppling feed mills, truckers hauling feed to the growers,poultry equipment dealers,and the list keeps on. If you can't process,you come to a grinding halt.
I can tell you where they are, sitting at home on unemployment, medicaid, WIC, disability and everything else they can get their hands on. They are on the front porch or blocking the entrance at Walmart with their 10 kids that medicaid paid for. Why work when the US Government will support your lazy behind. That includes Government housing for the front porch.

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