What's the latest news with TRW.?

What's the latest news with TRW.?

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Hambone

Euclid, OH

#1 Oct 9, 2008
Just found this forum and wanted to check up on a few old friends of mine. I worked as an Engineer, Supervisor, and in Lean Manufacturing during my tenure with TRW from 1991 thru mid 1997. I saw some of the good, bad, and ugly even then. It was only when I got passed over for promotion to make room for someone's azz kissin' pet that I rebelled and was "layed off". I'm not bitter. Doing better now than I ever have back home here in Bama.

When I was there, the number of employees totalled over 1000. I'm not mentioning any names, but I saw the list of recent layoffs, and was shocked to see guys that I know have been there nearly since the doors opened.

Questions: 1) How many currently employed there.? 2) What's the latest on plant status.? 3) What effect has this "shtuff" had on Rogersville.?

Sorry to go so long in the post. It's just been awhile.
Concerned Employee

Richmond, VA

#2 Oct 10, 2008
TRW Automotive is laying off people that have been there for years! They have took away and took away, and there is nothing left! Except diappointed employees. I'm not familiar with the Rogersville plant, but the Atkins plant laid off 3 people in August permanately and today there where 4 or 5 more office people that got the boot. You can't tell me they don't know whats happining here!! It sucks not knowing what your fate is. I realize there are other jobs out there but, it just the fact that the employees at these facilities are being shafted every way you turn. I beleive it's the managements fault!!!
John MCain

Columbia, TN

#3 Oct 10, 2008
" The fudamentals of the economy are sound".
TRW employee

United States

#4 Oct 10, 2008
Hambone wrote:
Just found this forum and wanted to check up on a few old friends of mine. I worked as an Engineer, Supervisor, and in Lean Manufacturing during my tenure with TRW from 1991 thru mid 1997. I saw some of the good, bad, and ugly even then. It was only when I got passed over for promotion to make room for someone's azz kissin' pet that I rebelled and was "layed off". I'm not bitter. Doing better now than I ever have back home here in Bama.

When I was there, the number of employees totalled over 1000. I'm not mentioning any names, but I saw the list of recent layoffs, and was shocked to see guys that I know have been there nearly since the doors opened.
Questions: 1) How many currently employed there.? 2) What's the latest on plant status.? 3) What effect has this "shtuff" had on Rogersville.?
Sorry to go so long in the post. It's just been awhile.
Here ar some answers to your questions. 1)Less than 400 total. Due to the fact that they are not back filling positions after people retire. 2)As for cc35 some of the grind balance cells have gone to Mexico and Japan. CC20 is being phased out next year. Meanwhile they are bringing in commercial truck steering and dropping the pay rate for these jobs to $11.00 an hour. They have lost some of the contracts with Chrysler.The only good news is that we have been working 4 and 5 days a week instead of 7 days a week due to the lack of car sales.
Observer

Kingsport, TN

#5 Oct 10, 2008
"I beleive it's the managements fault!!!"

You might want to look around. The american car industry is going bankrupt and the economy is in complete collapse. It's been building up the last couple years. TRW does a lot of making auto and truck parts and people aren't buying no more.

You can't maintain a payroll when you don't have any work contracts. That's the problem. Not management.
fifties lady

Smyrna, TN

#6 Oct 10, 2008
TRW employee wrote:
<quoted text>Here ar some answers to your questions. 1)Less than 400 total. Due to the fact that they are not back filling positions after people retire. 2)As for cc35 some of the grind balance cells have gone to Mexico and Japan. CC20 is being phased out next year. Meanwhile they are bringing in commercial truck steering and dropping the pay rate for these jobs to $11.00 an hour. They have lost some of the contracts with Chrysler.The only good news is that we have been working 4 and 5 days a week instead of 7 days a week due to the lack of car sales.
These new trucking jobs-do you mean the people in cc20 will be getting those jobs and pay lowered to 11.00/hour or is this just in general to whoever ends up in those positions? Or, is the pay going to that plant wide?
Hambone

Coosada, AL

#7 Oct 10, 2008
Thanks for the updates. I really feel for the guys and gals there that I had such close contact with.

I was working with CC20 & CC36 during their peek ( 12,000 - 14,500 units per day ). Orders were strong, activity was high, and the operators were extraordinary.

There were some in "management" that wouldn't recognize their butt from a hole in the ground. Apparently, their are some of those same yo-yo's there.

Thanks Again..,
-ham
sadness

Moselle, MS

#8 Oct 10, 2008
heard there was another lay-off today
Bad deal

Lenoir City, TN

#9 Oct 10, 2008
I know there was at least 2 that got axed today, it's going downhill quick at TRW.
ex employee

Boulder, CO

#10 Oct 10, 2008
Another one at Rogersville today????
Bad deal

Lenoir City, TN

#11 Oct 10, 2008
Yep, 10 more total today.
ex employee

Boulder, CO

#12 Oct 10, 2008
OMG!!! Who now?
Bad deal

Lenoir City, TN

#13 Oct 10, 2008
I don't want to say names yet but ALL were salaried at this time. One of them was a HUGE shock to me.

Also big changes in management structure was announced.
ex employee

Boulder, CO

#14 Oct 10, 2008
I am glad that i am an ex of that place. Seniority never served a purpose there.
trw wifey

Dillon, SC

#15 Oct 10, 2008
The machines they didn't move to Mexico are on their last legs. Hubby just spent the last three days trying to fix the one he's stuck on. Think they're planning a layoff for xmas. Thanx TRW Grinch!
Hambone

Coosada, AL

#16 Oct 10, 2008
Wow.!! This really bothers me. I'm not going to ask who, but I really hate that this crap is happening.
trw wifey

Dillon, SC

#17 Oct 10, 2008
Be glad you got out. Health problems are killing or crippling the rest. Now we have to live with waiting for the other shoe to fall. Nerves are shot.
Worker

AOL

#18 Oct 10, 2008
I thought Carey got divorced. He couldn't fix a stopped up toilet with liquid plumber.
Yeah there probably will be a layoff. Have you watched the news lately? Auto sales are down 30% or more. The economy is in the crapper. What do you want them to do? Pay your hubby to do nothing constructive? Keep the extra baggage they have carried for 30 years? Good riddance!
trw wifey wrote:
The machines they didn't move to Mexico are on their last legs. Hubby just spent the last three days trying to fix the one he's stuck on. Think they're planning a layoff for xmas. Thanx TRW Grinch!
Bulldog

Little Valley, NY

#19 Oct 11, 2008
I don't understand, according to the article in the Rogersville Review http://therogersvillereview.com/story/9209 The plant denied that they were going to lay people off. According to Daronda Patterson, human resources manager at the Rogersville plant.“I would definitely not be out of the plant on vacation for three days if we were planning some type of a shutdown.
Are you now trying to say that they lied? Imagine that!
reading between the lines

Sevierville, TN

#20 Oct 11, 2008
Bulldog wrote:
I don't understand, according to the article in the Rogersville Review http://therogersvillereview.com/story/9209 The plant denied that they were going to lay people off. According to Daronda Patterson, human resources manager at the Rogersville plant.“I would definitely not be out of the plant on vacation for three days if we were planning some type of a shutdown.
Are you now trying to say that they lied? Imagine that!
TRW never said they wouldn't have a layoff, they just said they had no intentions to close down. If you look at the whole world economy, everyone has to get lean to survive. I do hate it for the people that lost their job. They will be in my prayers. But one good thing is that no hourly personnel has been layed off yet. If car sells don't pick up, this more than likely will have to take place. If I was running a business, I would have to make decisions that I wouldn't like just to keep the business surviving in tough times. Are there bad decisions? Of course there is, sometimes the person making the decisions may not have the best information. It is a tough time everywhere and I think things will get worse before they get better.

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