Seneca Foods and Allens planning to m...

Seneca Foods and Allens planning to merge if they can negotiate terms of final agreement

There are 95 comments on the 5NEWSonline.com story from Jul 23, 2011, titled Seneca Foods and Allens planning to merge if they can negotiate terms of final agreement. In it, 5NEWSonline.com reports that:

Seneca Foods Corp. and Allens Inc. say they plan to combine in a stock-for-stock deal if they can negotiate a final agreement.

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Angry employee

United States

#1 Jul 26, 2011
Merge heck they outright bought allens! Very poor management run this company in the ground

Just 2 short years ago we bragged of reaching billion dollar sales now weve layed off all but the kitchen sink and now sold the company!
Im guessing our profits went into building josh his 2 milllion $ home! Shame on you rick you did us dirty! And stepped in the necks of people who worked there butts off for you!
If pete was still running the company we woulda been fine
non-racist one

Siloam Springs, AR

#5 Aug 18, 2011
Who's going to do all of the jobs you don't want to do if the mexicans leave? Grow up. It's 2011. Time to put on your big boy pants and stop being a bigot.
wise one

Siloam Springs, AR

#6 Aug 18, 2011
non-racist one wrote:
Who's going to do all of the jobs you don't want to do if the mexicans leave? Grow up. It's 2011. Time to put on your big boy pants and stop being a bigot.
Put on your big boy pants and stop being blind. The problem is outof hand.
non-racist one

Siloam Springs, AR

#7 Aug 19, 2011
"The problem? Well doggon!. Let's just round 'em all up and put 'em in a camp. There's a final solution to the problem! And then we can make 'em work. And when they get real dirty and stinky we'll put 'em in the showers and turn on the gas. Yeehah!"

What world are you in? Every single person who lives in this country (except the Native Americans...sorry folks) is here because their family immigrated and decided this was a better place to live. What right do you have to tell someone they can't make a living and try to do better for their family?

If the real world is so harsh to your poor white sheltered life, why don't you go live in the Bentonville suburbs or Bella Vista. Theirs enough of your friends up there to save you from the savage Mexicans and their loco weed.
wise one

Siloam Springs, AR

#8 Aug 19, 2011
Well rounding them up would be great if this was a joke. The illegals is a big problem in this country. I care about my country and what is happening to it. Nothing i would expect you to understand being raciest of the white people.Making jokes about drugs is not the way to handle it. It's a serious problem it doesn't matter where i live in northwest ark the illegals are a problem!!!! That's the real world!!!
wise one

Siloam Springs, AR

#9 Aug 19, 2011
The job thing is a joke they work for less there for they get the jobs. Another problem for our country. IF THEY WANT TO LIVE HERE DO IT LEGEAL SIMPLE AS THAT.

Since: Aug 11

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#10 Aug 22, 2011
Angry employee wrote:
Merge heck they outright bought allens! Very poor management run this company in the ground
Just 2 short years ago we bragged of reaching billion dollar sales now weve layed off all but the kitchen sink and now sold the company!
Im guessing our profits went into building josh his 2 milllion $ home! Shame on you rick you did us dirty! And stepped in the necks of people who worked there butts off for you!
If pete was still running the company we woulda been fine
I noticed in Sunday's paper that Josh has a new company. Fairmont Farms. I guess that means the cattle farm on Fairmont Road doesnt go with the sale. My friend was told she has 60 days to get her horse off their property (at the 2 million dollar equestrian center) By the way it was nick with the 2 million dollar home, Allen CAnning bought Josh's home for a million then they forgot to pay the property tax on it. My friend upstairs told me about it and it was in the paper for being deliquent. That plane uses alot of fuel going to Vegas with Nick and his buddies, and a honeymoon trip for each of the boys to Anguilla. I hope those boys can look people in the eye some day, because their father Rick Allen cant. Little did we know what an inadequate chief executive office he really was. He didnt know what the heck he was doing.

Since: Aug 11

Siloam Springs

#11 Aug 23, 2011
Angry employee wrote:
Merge heck they outright bought allens! Very poor management run this company in the ground
Just 2 short years ago we bragged of reaching billion dollar sales now weve layed off all but the kitchen sink and now sold the company!
Im guessing our profits went into building josh his 2 milllion $ home! Shame on you rick you did us dirty! And stepped in the necks of people who worked there butts off for you!
If pete was still running the company we woulda been fine
You are right! Pete Allen always took take of us! He would have never cut the profit sharing plan out! I am sure Rick took take of us with severance, "YEAH RIGHT"
Tired of Rumors

Fayetteville, AR

#12 Aug 24, 2011
I find it funny that forklift drivers and production workers think they know what is going on at the headquarters of a multi-million dollar business. Despite your assumptions that the Allens are running around in gold plated cars spending the employees' money, they are actually here running things. Sometimes the economic environment is tough and mother nature makes the commodity markets volatile thereby causing economic hardship. I can guarantee that Rick, Josh, and Nick did not want this to happen. They had to make a tough decision. One that would save the majority of the plants and employees. Quit crying and load those trucks.

Since: Aug 11

Siloam Springs

#13 Aug 24, 2011
Tired of Rumors wrote:
I find it funny that forklift drivers and production workers think they know what is going on at the headquarters of a multi-million dollar business. Despite your assumptions that the Allens are running around in gold plated cars spending the employees' money, they are actually here running things. Sometimes the economic environment is tough and mother nature makes the commodity markets volatile thereby causing economic hardship. I can guarantee that Rick, Josh, and Nick did not want this to happen. They had to make a tough decision. One that would save the majority of the plants and employees. Quit crying and load those trucks.
Maybe there wouldn't be so many rumors if they would have told us the truth and still tell us the truth.

Since: Aug 11

Siloam Springs

#14 Aug 24, 2011
Tired of Rumors wrote:
I find it funny that forklift drivers and production workers think they know what is going on at the headquarters of a multi-million dollar business. Despite your assumptions that the Allens are running around in gold plated cars spending the employees' money, they are actually here running things. Sometimes the economic environment is tough and mother nature makes the commodity markets volatile thereby causing economic hardship. I can guarantee that Rick, Josh, and Nick did not want this to happen. They had to make a tough decision. One that would save the majority of the plants and employees. Quit crying and load those trucks.
Also, who said we were not in the corporate office and see this stuff first hand? Do you think the fork lift drivers and production workers know about all the personal (not for business jet trips). I don't think so!
Allen Employee is a tool

Siloam Springs, AR

#15 Aug 24, 2011
Nobody owes you an explanation, job, or anything else. If you are actually an employee of Allen's you should count your non spelling, non proper sentence writing butt lucky. You are probably a loser who has no clue what you are talking about.
employee of the year

Pea Ridge, AR

#16 Aug 25, 2011
what do you expect out of a company that makes such poor choices of managers and supervisors?People that run the truck shop and farm shops have ripped the Allens of for years.

Since: Aug 11

Siloam Springs

#17 Aug 25, 2011
Allen Employee is a tool wrote:
Nobody owes you an explanation, job, or anything else. If you are actually an employee of Allen's you should count your non spelling, non proper sentence writing butt lucky. You are probably a loser who has no clue what you are talking about.
I never claimed to be a good sentence writer or speller (it's that darn spell check I got used to), but you are right I am a loser as in MY JOB! Now I don't know if I wrote this correctly or not but I think you are smart enough to understand it, maybe!

Since: Aug 11

Siloam Springs

#18 Aug 25, 2011
Allen Employee is a tool wrote:
Nobody owes you an explanation, job, or anything else. If you are actually an employee of Allen's you should count your non spelling, non proper sentence writing butt lucky. You are probably a loser who has no clue what you are talking about.
If I have no clue what I am talking about, maybe we should let the IRS in on the free personal jet ride secret. I seriously doubt that it was included as income on Allen's W-2 forms. That could be some pretty hefty dollars.
Tired of Rumors

Fayetteville, AR

#19 Aug 25, 2011
So, Allen Employee is claiming to be a corporate employee now? First of all, I seriously doubt you work at corporate. Your spelling, grammer, and thought processes are that of an 8 year old. I would think that the Allens would be a little more selective in their hiring process. Second, if you are a corporate employee and have witnessed these so called acts of mismanagement, then you have the integrity of a prostitute. To sit by and be a "yes man" is worse than being a poor manager. You need to grow up and quit blaming others for your misfortunes. The plants will continue to run and your job driving the forklift is safe for now, at least until they figure you that you are probably inept at that as well.
Allen Canning Employee

Van Buren, AR

#21 Aug 25, 2011
Tired of Rumors wrote:
So, Allen Employee is claiming to be a corporate employee now? First of all, I seriously doubt you work at corporate. Your spelling, grammer, and thought processes are that of an 8 year old. I would think that the Allens would be a little more selective in their hiring process. Second, if you are a corporate employee and have witnessed these so called acts of mismanagement, then you have the integrity of a prostitute. To sit by and be a "yes man" is worse than being a poor manager. You need to grow up and quit blaming others for your misfortunes. The plants will continue to run and your job driving the forklift is safe for now, at least until they figure you that you are probably inept at that as well.
By the way, you misspelled grammar. GRAMMAR Now go apologize to that other person. I am also friends with some of the forklift drivers. I am forwarding your response about them tonight. How dare you make fun of these hard working people. I bet money they start driving very slowly tomorrow. All those trucks might not get filled.
Allen Canning Employee

Van Buren, AR

#22 Aug 25, 2011
Allen Employee is a tool wrote:
Nobody owes you an explanation, job, or anything else. If you are actually an employee of Allen's you should count your non spelling, non proper sentence writing butt lucky. You are probably a loser who has no clue what you are talking about.
Again, you should not correct people when you dont know how to use proper english. Non-spelling is no longer used in the english language. You should have used an adjective such as poor. The non proper sentence writing is also grammatically incorrect. You should have used an adjective there as well. You are probably an officer arent you?
Tired of Rumors

Fayetteville, AR

#23 Aug 25, 2011
Allen Canning Employee wrote:
<quoted text>
Dear Rick Lover,
If you are a corporate office employee, you would know by now that everyone has to be a "yes man" or they are fired. If you question "the authority" because something is not right, cost is out of line, sell price is too low, you are dismissed as if you dont know anything. You need to face facts, Rick and his sons dont know what the heck they are doing. With Dumb working as CFO and Dumber working as evp in charge of production, it is not hard to believe that it was bankruptcy or sell to Seneca. Go ahead and kiss up all you want, 90% of the office employees will be gone. Its terrible. By the way, where is your degree from?
Rick lover? Not necessarily. A person who respects Rick and his family? Sure. Now, maybe you have had to be a “yes man” during your time at Allen Canning, but I have not. If you have some knowledge about your job, have empirical data to back up your suggestions, then maybe you wouldn’t have to say “yes” to something with which you do not agree. What kind of integrity do you have? Did you have to say “yes” to whatever to keep from exposing your ignorance? How about having enough back bone to mean what you say and say what you mean. That is the measure of a true man.

Since: Aug 11

Siloam Springs

#24 Aug 25, 2011
Tired of Rumors wrote:
So, Allen Employee is claiming to be a corporate employee now? First of all, I seriously doubt you work at corporate. Your spelling, grammer, and thought processes are that of an 8 year old. I would think that the Allens would be a little more selective in their hiring process. Second, if you are a corporate employee and have witnessed these so called acts of mismanagement, then you have the integrity of a prostitute. To sit by and be a "yes man" is worse than being a poor manager. You need to grow up and quit blaming others for your misfortunes. The plants will continue to run and your job driving the forklift is safe for now, at least until they figure you that you are probably inept at that as well.
You must be one of the old employees that has a big profit sharing balance thanks to Pete Allen and his Father. Rick cut it out of us younger employees if you recall so we don't have a big retirement to fall back on. As far as prostitutes go, they are just people. Jesus even associated with them.

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