Cummins to close Ga. manufacturing site

Cummins to close Ga. manufacturing site

There are 15 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from May 4, 2007, titled Cummins to close Ga. manufacturing site. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Cummins Filtration, a division of Columbus-based Cummins, announced today that it plans to close its manufacturing facility in Waynesboro, Ga., by June.

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googs

United States

#1 May 4, 2007
Alright, a cut somewhere other than Indiana.
Brian P

Sparta, MI

#2 May 4, 2007
Ha-Ha come to Michigan where 275,000 automotive jobs have left over a 8-10 year stretch...that is about the same size as the city of Ft Wayne.
Doug

Milwaukee, WI

#3 May 4, 2007
I guess the weekend is ruined for the employees who just got the notice today.
David

Atlanta, GA

#4 May 4, 2007
I hope the product manufacturing is reintegrated in the Wisconsin plants that it came from. However, I don't think the difficulty in Waynesboro was due to location so much as the failure to execute the move properly. The schedule was probably too ambitious.
Ludwig von Mises

Monon, IN

#6 May 4, 2007
Brian P wrote:
Ha-Ha come to Michigan where 275,000 automotive jobs have left over a 8-10 year stretch...that is about the same size as the city of Ft Wayne.
Michigan (well, all Midwest states could use the jobs), yet Michigan has an established, educated workforce in place for great manufacturing positions.

Unfortunately, Granholm keeps getting elected up there, and she embraces punitive regulatory and draconian tax policies, which have in part, caused a hemorrhaging of good-paying manufacturing jobs. She also has abandoned a sound workforce development strategy.

Our governor is trying to stay ahead of the game, but just as soon as one factory announces a ribbon-cutting, another closes.
Brian P

Sparta, MI

#7 May 4, 2007
Yeah I hear you...I still have some property in Michigan and the taxes go up and up. Unfourtunatly the highly educated union minded workforce thinks anything under $26 hr for manufacturing is slave labor. I always laugh when at people on here because the economy, schools, and violence are all in a better fashion here then in Michigan. Detroit just shut another 23 schools, Detroit, Flint, and Saginaw public schools are now under the direction of the state due to poor performance. And violence...don't even get me started. It is a mess.
ASC

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#8 May 4, 2007
Well, American companys (automakers in particular) are still struggling to give the American public what they want - Quality at a fair price. On the other hand American consumers have all but given up on "made-in-american" goods. I drive American, but for how much longer I'm not sure. My Girlfriend's Camry has 150K miles on it and it runs better than my $40K GMC with 30K miles on the dial.I think Greedy CEOs are ruining American manufacturing. Greedy laborors who want $26/hr aren't helping any either. Guys who work at Honda and Toyota don't make $26/hr, they make much less.
ASC

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#9 May 4, 2007
P.S.- Cub Cadet, now made by MTD, SUCK!!!
Ludwig von Mises

Monon, IN

#10 May 4, 2007
Brian P wrote:
Yeah I hear you...I still have some property in Michigan and the taxes go up and up. Unfourtunatly the highly educated union minded workforce thinks anything under $26 hr for manufacturing is slave labor. I always laugh when at people on here because the economy, schools, and violence are all in a better fashion here then in Michigan. Detroit just shut another 23 schools, Detroit, Flint, and Saginaw public schools are now under the direction of the state due to poor performance. And violence...don't even get me started. It is a mess.
I got a chuckle out of your UAW remark. How true. I knew a guy who worked at BOC in Lansing for 30 years and had a home, a lake cottage on Houghton Lake, and a $100,000 Airstream. He talked like his job was the worst in the world - always getting screwed by management, caving to concessions, etc. If that's getting a raw deal, I'll take it! He bought, hook/line & sinker, everything the union spoon-fed him.
Ludwig von Mises

Monon, IN

#11 May 4, 2007
ASC wrote:
Well, American companys (automakers in particular) are still struggling to give the American public what they want - Quality at a fair price. On the other hand American consumers have all but given up on "made-in-american" goods. I drive American, but for how much longer I'm not sure. My Girlfriend's Camry has 150K miles on it and it runs better than my $40K GMC with 30K miles on the dial.I think Greedy CEOs are ruining American manufacturing. Greedy laborors who want $26/hr aren't helping any either. Guys who work at Honda and Toyota don't make $26/hr, they make much less.
ASC = American Sunroof Corporation?

My almost twenty year-old Cadillac has a full, ASC formal vinyl roof that has remarkably defied wear and tear, as well as the brutal Midwest weather throughout the years. Quality stuff!
George

United States

#12 May 4, 2007
Interesting, isn't it, that Columbus, IN seems to be ignoring this?
They've boasted being home of Cummins since Clessie Cummins started that danged business, they can't keep up, eihter, their fates are sealed, but they're ignoring it.
lastrep

Columbus, IN

#13 May 4, 2007
ASC wrote:
Well, American companys (automakers in particular) are still struggling to give the American public what they want - Quality at a fair price. On the other hand American consumers have all but given up on "made-in-american" goods. I drive American, but for how much longer I'm not sure. My Girlfriend's Camry has 150K miles on it and it runs better than my $40K GMC with 30K miles on the dial.I think Greedy CEOs are ruining American manufacturing. Greedy laborors who want $26/hr aren't helping any either. Guys who work at Honda and Toyota don't make $26/hr, they make much less.
How can they be making less, they are still working.
HARD WORKER

AOL

#14 May 4, 2007
I AM A HARD WORKER AT CUMMINS. THIS IS THE 3RD PLANT TO CLOSE IN THIS COUNTY. SO MAKE US FEEL OK BY SHOWING A LITTLE, JUST A LITTLE SUPPORT. WE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR ANY ONE TO FEEL SORRY FOR US. WE ARE LOOKING FOR EVERY ONE TO PRAY WITH US.
Proclaimer

United States

#16 May 4, 2007
Keep publicly supporting gays and see where it gets you. Why aren't all companies smart enough not to piss off Christians?
Amy

Columbus, IN

#17 May 8, 2007
Proclaimer wrote:
Keep publicly supporting gays and see where it gets you. Why aren't all companies smart enough not to piss off Christians?
The majority of the employees at Cummins who utilize the domestic partner benefits are in heterosexual relationships.
Get a clue!

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