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Jersey Duke

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Sep 21, 2012
 
Anybody know anything?
Rich Land Rich Man

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Sep 21, 2012
 
Do you mean Insaco?
southpark69

Quakertown, PA

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Sep 21, 2012
 

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Yes. it was closed. Doors locked/chained and Police would not let anyone in.

yes the old artistic place
Glassman

Quakertown, PA

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It's true. My daughter in law works there and got a call from her boss the night before telling her not to bother coming to work in the morning. She went in anyway and said everybody was standing in the parking lot, dumbfounded. That's why I don't believe in giving two weeks notice to anybody.
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Quakertown, PA

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I worked there during high school when the Bolton's had the place. I was a grinder. They were very nice people to work for. At least they treated me very well. Just another sign of the times. As they say, "It's fashionable to be out of work these days."
who what

Telford, PA

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Sep 21, 2012
 
Was it the NASG factory that makes laminated glass?
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Quakertown, PA

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Sep 21, 2012
 

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Doors locked and bank is pissed as to money owed. Hopefully, responsible parties will pick up the pieces and make amends, as closed doors serve no purpose. Once again, the little guy is screwed. Stay in shape everyone, as your body and mind are up to you to maintain. NOBODY can take that from you. Not even the RTPD.
the higher road

Quakertown, PA

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Sep 24, 2012
 

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I hope all the former employees received the pay that was owed to them.
Razzy

Quakertown, PA

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I guess all the people who worked there can kiss their glass goodbye.
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Quakertown, PA

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North American Specialty Glass in Trumbauersville:

A friend of mine who was employed at the glass manufacturer in Trumbauersville said the employees were given their back wages and allowed to collect their belongings from the sight. This person gave that place over 25 years of service. That person received a letter that was short and to the point. It basically stated that the company was protected under government law because of bankruptcy. It then stated all operations had ceased and all employees were terminated. This will have an affect on those workers seeking unemployment benefits because of their "termination". This is a tough situation for those employees affected.
Inquiring Mind

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i luv this area wrote:
North American Specialty Glass in Trumbauersville:
A friend of mine who was employed at the glass manufacturer in Trumbauersville said the employees were given their back wages and allowed to collect their belongings from the sight. This person gave that place over 25 years of service. That person received a letter that was short and to the point. It basically stated that the company was protected under government law because of bankruptcy. It then stated all operations had ceased and all employees were terminated. This will have an affect on those workers seeking unemployment benefits because of their "termination". This is a tough situation for those employees affected.
Termination that is not due to willful misconduct or quitting voluntarily automatically qualifies employees to receive unemployment compensation in PA. Bankruptcy provides protection from creditors, it does not affect unemployment benefits or employees' 401(k) Retirement Funds. Still a sad situation and a sign of the job-killing economic pressures on small businesses all over the country.
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i luv this area wrote:
North American Specialty Glass in Trumbauersville:
A friend of mine who was employed at the glass manufacturer in Trumbauersville said the employees were given their back wages and allowed to collect their belongings from the sight. This person gave that place over 25 years of service. That person received a letter that was short and to the point. It basically stated that the company was protected under government law because of bankruptcy. It then stated all operations had ceased and all employees were terminated. This will have an affect on those workers seeking unemployment benefits because of their "termination". This is a tough situation for those employees affected.
I worked at that place about 10 years ago. When I was there it was full of kids just out of high school I was in my mid 20s. The whole place was a social fest and the work ethic was poor. I worked in a controlled environment room most of the time where you had to suit up. After every break I was ready to rock and roll inside before everybody then the bells rang and the kids stroll in.
I ended up quiting because of the lack of work ethics these kids have and it was more like high school then anything.
Inquiring Mind

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Oct 1, 2012
 
former employee wrote:
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I worked at that place about 10 years ago. When I was there it was full of kids just out of high school I was in my mid 20s. The whole place was a social fest and the work ethic was poor. I worked in a controlled environment room most of the time where you had to suit up. After every break I was ready to rock and roll inside before everybody then the bells rang and the kids stroll in.
I ended up quiting because of the lack of work ethics these kids have and it was more like high school then anything.
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I believe at that time the company was owned by a large French glass manufacturer (Saint Gobain). My company did some work for them at one time. I'm not sure if the company culture you describe changed with the new owners. The market for ballistic glass is still good, but mostly in South America and the Middle East (for obvious reasons). Hard to compete with most automotive manufacturing offshore and domestic construction dead in the water.
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Thanks for the info, inquiring mind. I will pass the information along- this should bring tremendous relief to the former dedicated employee.
Jersey Duke

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Vote for obama and more of this will happen!
Inquiring Mind

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Oct 1, 2012
 
Jersey Duke wrote:
Vote for obama and more of this will happen!
What a lot of people don't realize is boondoggles like Solyndra cost the economy a lot more than the $500 million dollars of taxpayer money. While management cronies skated, Solyndra suppliers (NASG may have been one) got stiffed for millions of dollars, leading to a cascade of layoffs and more bankruptcies due to the ripple effect. This happened with GM also, but never got reported.
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i luv this area wrote:
Thanks for the info, inquiring mind. I will pass the information along- this should bring tremendous relief to the former dedicated employee.
Unfortunately IM is as out of touch as Romney, and equally eager to kill off the middle class.
Inquiring Mind

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enough wrote:
<quoted text>Unfortunately IM is as out of touch as Romney, and equally eager to kill off the middle class.
LOL

Tell that to the millions of middle-class people on the unemployment and food stamp rolls due to Obama's war on jobs.
Oh wait, Nancy Pelosi said food stamps were good for the economy.
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Jersey Duke wrote:
Vote for obama and more of this will happen!
Vote for anybody and this will still happen.
Razzy

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After you get your ID, remember to vote early and vote often. Let's get these glass specialists back to work. On the plus side, it's fashionable to be unemployed these days.

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