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Webster City to lose 700 jobs in cuts at Electrolux

There are 15 comments on the Des Moines Register story from Feb 14, 2006, titled Webster City to lose 700 jobs in cuts at Electrolux. In it, Des Moines Register reports that:

About 700 jobs will be cut from the Electrolux/Frigidaire laundry products factory in Webster City beginning late in 2007, Electrolux said today.

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dodge cummins 01

Elm Hall, MI

#1 Feb 14, 2006
Another Electrolux factory moving to Mexico. More to follow, like Saint Cloud, MN.(freezers), Anderson, SC.(refrigerators) and all other North American companies owned by Electrolux. They want slave labor wages so the stockholders can reap a bigger profit!!!! At least there is better imports than Electrolux, like LG!!! You know what they say "Nothing Sucks Like Electrolux"
Gary Aceman

Kitchener, Canada

#2 Mar 2, 2006
This is a sad day
Recovering in Greenville

Lapeer, MI

#3 May 31, 2007
Another one bites the dust.
anonymous

Cannon Falls, MN

#4 Jul 24, 2007
At least you don't work there.
1Tough Hater

Fort Dodge, IA

#5 Oct 11, 2007
I worked here and thank god they're moving what what a hell hole of a place to work, plus it just pulls in skanks from surrounding areas.
Unjustly Confused

United States

#6 Jan 2, 2008
Just laid off, not sure of recall, hmm doesnt seem fair not to have all the facts and information entitled to, considering I'm an American with bills to pay just like the rest. Is this the beginning of a 700 person lay-off, anticipated to have taken place at this time of year, last year? Why can't we get the answers we deserve?

Since: Jan 08

Webster City, Iowa

#7 Jan 2, 2008
Not from Jeffersonville, IN. Resident of Webster City, IA
Worked There

San Jacinto Amilpas, Mexico

#8 Apr 21, 2008
Please be aware that the factory can be competitive, but unfortunatly the mentality to keep it as productive as the one in Springfield Tn is not there. So instead of blaming EMA lets evaluate what is missing to make the same than Springfield factory.
FreedomRequiresT olerance

United States

#9 Aug 9, 2009
To Worked There: From what I recall the move to Mexico was because Webster City didn't have the capacity and space to run the new models. Now its a productivity thing. HAH! You difinitely worked there. I can tell by the forked tongue you speak with.

“Seeking Sane Government”

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#10 Aug 23, 2009
Sad news is never good news. When do you think this job loss stops?
americanman

Fort Dodge, IA

#11 Nov 23, 2009
some people need to reread what they say before they say it and put themselves in the people who worked at electrolux's shoes. especially you, freedomrequirestolerance. try spelling definitely right!!!
hahahaha

Fort Mohave, AZ

#12 Nov 30, 2009
sorry, but, them people that worked there, spent more of there time messing with other peoples lives then on the job, so sad, they should of thought about there work men ship and jobs, the company warned them about being ungratful they had a job.
FreedomRequiresT olerance

United States

#13 Jan 6, 2010
americanman You need to take your own advice. Learn proper puncuation and capitalization. How does one reread what they say? I was an Electrolux employee and they screwed me around I spent lots of time, and money on tools in thier joke of an appreticeship program only to have it pulled out from under me. They tried to force me to 1st shift when I was a full time student which would have caused me to lose my credits for the semester and I would have had to repay student loans for a semester I didn't complete. Good try but not good enough. Thanks to Iowa workforce Development I was able to get my unemployment and stay in school. I hope Electrolux has to pay unemployment to every single employee that wants to go back to school the entire time they are enrolled. P.S. to hahahaha I could give a rat's ass about the lives of anyone in the entire USA thats not friend or family. Workmanship is a joke. When employees pointed out defects in product and quality management ignored it a bought off on it and out the door it went. I know this how? Because I was there!
Pissed Off

Webster City, IA

#14 Jun 17, 2010
I have worked at Electrolux for over 20 years and some of these comments on here are TRUE and SOME NOT. You work there for as long as I have and then you can post the truth. Some people should shut their MOUTHS!!
John

Lynn Haven, FL

#15 Apr 16, 2011
I bought a Electrolux refrigerator and it's a piece of junk. The ice maker has worked for only the first day.

Customer service is horrific, it's like talking to a bunch of zoo animals

I told Lowes to come and pick it up, that I no longer wanted it or they would get a law suit against them

Lowes did the right thing and that's why I will continue to shop at Lowes. Great customer service

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