Summit Polymers closing a Portage plant

Summit Polymers closing a Portage plant

There are 7 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from Jan 8, 2009, titled Summit Polymers closing a Portage plant. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

Summit Polymers, Inc. released Thursday a statement indicating it is closing one of its Portage facilities.

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TSgtRet

Whitmore Lake, MI

#1 Jan 9, 2009
Obama may be right. The economy may take a long time to recover. We all need to make changes to cope. Did anyone else notice that Congress gave tehmselves a pay raise? There's change we can believe in (?)

“Taz say Hi”

Since: Jan 08

Holland,MI

#2 Jan 9, 2009
TSgtRet wrote:
Obama may be right. The economy may take a long time to recover. We all need to make changes to cope. Did anyone else notice that Congress gave tehmselves a pay raise? There's change we can believe in (?)
That was a Democrat controlled congress that gave itself a pay raise as has every congress in the past, regardless which party controlled it. It doesn't look like much change is taking place. Obama is not yet president, but he is the leader of his party and apparently has not made any change there.
skidmark

Kalamazoo, MI

#3 Jan 9, 2009
Gentle Taz wrote:
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That was a Democrat controlled congress that gave itself a pay raise as has every congress in the past, regardless which party controlled it. It doesn't look like much change is taking place. Obama is not yet president, but he is the leader of his party and apparently has not made any change there.
Geez, some people expect Obama to work miracles, but the guy has only "led" the Democrats since the election. Ask Howard Dean what changes have been made.
Susan

Grandville, MI

#4 Jan 9, 2009
I didn't see any Republicans that turned it down.
Gentle Taz wrote:
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That was a Democrat controlled congress that gave itself a pay raise as has every congress in the past, regardless which party controlled it. It doesn't look like much change is taking place. Obama is not yet president, but he is the leader of his party and apparently has not made any change there.
Kelli

Montague, MI

#5 Jan 9, 2009
As if hearing about layoffs isn't enough. They have moved to the next phase an just went right into complete closings. I'm feeling the "change" coming.
ana

United States

#6 Jan 9, 2009
Summit Polymers as a whole has been laying off employees left and right in all their plants since October of 2008, having 3 plants close is actually giving the rest of their employees more job security because all the work from the other 3 plants is being distributed between the rest of the 8 open plants, however all plants right now are running at very low capacity.

Since: Dec 08

Mattawan, Mi

#7 Jan 9, 2009
This would be a great time for American Workers to call for a layoff of Politicians in Federal, State and Local Governments. It is obvious manufacturing is cutting the fat to survive. Maybe we introduce LEAN government to Barack and fellas? Congress deserves a pay raise like OJ deserves an apology!

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