Pilgrim Layoffs Worry East Texas Businesses

Jan 9, 2010 Full story: KLTV Tyler 264

For the communities of Pittsburg and Mount Pleasant, the words lay-offs and Pilgrims Pride, create immediate concern.

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another cancled grower

High Springs, FL

#1 Jan 11, 2010
East Texas is worried? Whats the worry, they have Ole Bo Pilgrim who will work his magic and solve all their problems, like he solved the growers problems. I am sure Bo is committed to his employee/partners like he is commmitted to his grower/partners!!!!
plant mechanic

Monticello, AR

#2 Jan 11, 2010
The article states laid off employees will be offered severance benefits. I hope they receive more than the Clinton, Ar. employees got. One of the Pilgrim's management team sent to our plant for the "idling" announcement made this statement in a closed meeting "The only severance package Clinton employees will get is their unemployment check!" Very sad since quite a few employees had 10+ years with the plant. Even sadder is we came out smelling like a rose compared to how the growers were treated.
canceled grower

Saint Louis, MO

#3 Jan 11, 2010
I Would agree with you I guess at least maby they will get their severence pay, unlike those of us growers that were offered buyout agreements. Good ole Bo still owes me 54,000 on mine,I hope he remembers that and sleeps real good at night. Dont worry Bo will will have to meet his maker someday.I hope he is not to surprised when he finds out where he is headed.Good luck to the people of east texas.
canceled grower

Saint Louis, MO

#4 Jan 12, 2010
Does anyone have the name of the lawyers working on behalf of the clinton growers.
MP native

United States

#5 Jan 12, 2010
canceled grower wrote:
Does anyone have the name of the lawyers working on behalf of the clinton growers.
You better hurry. One of the stipulations of the "end of bankruptcy" agreement is that nobady can sue them.
plant mechanic

Monticello, AR

#6 Jan 12, 2010
canceled grower wrote:
Does anyone have the name of the lawyers working on behalf of the clinton growers.
I believe it is Jim Thompson from Alabama. Not sure what law firm he's with.
Released Grower

Alachua, FL

#7 Jan 13, 2010
I'm pretty sure that is only for satisfied and settled claims.
MP native wrote:
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You better hurry. One of the stipulations of the "end of bankruptcy" agreement is that nobady can sue them.
MP native

United States

#8 Jan 13, 2010
Read the statement concerning Chapter 11.Case number 08-45664 (DML).
Released Grower

Alachua, FL

#9 Jan 16, 2010
You should read Document #4614

http://www.kccllc.net/documents/0845664/08456...
MP native wrote:
Read the statement concerning Chapter 11.Case number 08-45664 (DML).
another cancled grower

High Springs, FL

#10 Jan 16, 2010
I read it, but what does it mean? I can not understand lawyer language.
Released Grower

Alachua, FL

#11 Jan 16, 2010
The Debtors will not be blanket-protected from lawsuits pre or post petition.
another cancled grower wrote:
I read it, but what does it mean? I can not understand lawyer language.
MP native

United States

#12 Jan 17, 2010
Ahhhhhh. Thanks.
beverly

Tallahassee, FL

#13 Jan 17, 2010
do you think that there will be lay offs or closing for the liveoak ,fl plant?
Released Grower

Live Oak, FL

#14 Jan 17, 2010
No. The opposite.
beverly wrote:
do you think that there will be lay offs or closing for the liveoak ,fl plant?
jittery java

Winston Salem, NC

#15 Jan 17, 2010
Rumors flying around Douglas/Coffee Ga. that PP will reopen plant. Anyone hearing this? Would think Live Oak is safe and increasing production. Douglas plant is prime location for exports. Appreciate info.
MP native

United States

#16 Jan 17, 2010
jittery java wrote:
Rumors flying around Douglas/Coffee Ga. that PP will reopen plant. Anyone hearing this? Would think Live Oak is safe and increasing production. Douglas plant is prime location for exports. Appreciate info.
Seems that JBS is production / efficiency oriented. They'll be trimming the fat and expect us to do our jobs but it looks like most of us lower-level production folks will be ok.
jittery java

Winston Salem, NC

#17 Jan 17, 2010
MP native, glad to hear ya'll should be ok. Please post if you hear any news of plant in Douglas, Ga. reopening. Thanks
canceled grower

Saint Louis, MO

#18 Jan 17, 2010
What do you know about that,Bo pilgrim and family get 800 million all the closed down growers get 0. Read jbs pilgrims pride.
MP native

United States

#19 Jan 18, 2010
jittery java wrote:
MP native, glad to hear ya'll should be ok. Please post if you hear any news of plant in Douglas, Ga. reopening. Thanks
Will do. Keep your chin up.:o)
jittery java

Winston Salem, NC

#20 Jan 18, 2010
MP native wrote:
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Will do. Keep your chin up.:o)
Thanks, trying. Lots of hurting folks in our community. Wayne Farms closed their plant shortly after PP closed. Unemployment extremely high. Seems like Coffee/Douglas has had nothing but bad news for last few months. A young lady,Courtney Hayes, a student at Lynn University is missing in Haiti. She is from Douglas and her parents live in Douglas. They have made it to Dominican Republic but not into Haiti. We are all praying for a miracle. Time is not on their side. All prayers appreciated. Thanks.

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