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Bob Evans closes line in Bidwell | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 22 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Nov 6, 2010, titled Bob Evans closes line in Bidwell | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Bob Evans Farms has shut down its fresh-sausage production line in Bidwell, Ohio, citing too much processing capacity and not enough supply in the pork market.

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timmy

United States

#1 Nov 6, 2010
Guess it's Jimmy Dean time!
Nunyabizz

Kalida, OH

#2 Nov 6, 2010
My sentiments exactly. I have tried Purnell's or even the store brand. Tastes the same and costs less. Shame on Bob Evans. Their restaurants are substandard these days as well.
Keiretsu Exports Jobs

West Chester, OH

#3 Nov 6, 2010
I thought the Ohio Department of Development would step in and assist them to retool to tofu. Probably too busy filling out paperwork to double-dip....you know retire on Friday and take the sme job and pension pay on Monday
MrOwl1939

Greensboro, NC

#4 Nov 6, 2010
I boycotted Bob Evans this morning and went to IHOP for breakfast. I'll show them a thing or three. 5 of us ate at IHOP. By the by what are the People in Gallia County going to do for jobs now?
Dispatch Twist

Perrysburg, OH

#5 Nov 6, 2010
You mean Kasich didn't scare them with his "get on the bus or get runover" bs so they wouldn't leave? There's another 57 jobs lost under Kasich as well as the 8,000 with the train gone.
Black lion

Columbus, OH

#6 Nov 6, 2010
Dispatch Twist wrote:
You mean Kasich didn't scare them with his "get on the bus or get runover" bs so they wouldn't leave? There's another 57 jobs lost under Kasich as well as the 8,000 with the train gone.
You should be smarter than that. The 8000 jobs would have been funded by taxpayer jobs because the train would have never supported itself. The 57 workers at BE were just the most recent victims of a family feud. Haven't you ever noticed there was never anything in BE restaurants about the founder until after he recently passed away.
william r ingram

Columbus, OH

#7 Nov 6, 2010
QE2 will raise feed prices 20% in the next 2 years and QE3&4 WILL RAISE IT 50%. GET READY TO PAY FOR HYPER-INFLATION as the dollar, which has already fallen 10%, falls each time Quantitive easing occurs. What constitutional right gave the government the authority to buy it's own debt? Get use to paying 40.00 per lb for everyday food. We can"t just print money> i CAN'T AND YOU CAN"T.
tip

Mcdonough, GA

#8 Nov 6, 2010
Dispatch Twist wrote:
You mean Kasich didn't scare them with his "get on the bus or get runover" bs so they wouldn't leave? There's another 57 jobs lost under Kasich as well as the 8,000 with the train gone.
The train is not gone. It never existed.
Uneasy in Gallia Co

Waterford, OH

#9 Nov 6, 2010
This is an upsetting event down here in gallia county. There will not be any assocation of the bob evans name in my household any longer. My family and friends have been devastated by this distrotting event. Most of the men that lost their jobs were 50+ and had 30+yrs of service. Those men will not be able to get a decent job. They are to young for retirement and to old to start all over. Shame on the corporate big wigs who tore this county apart. This company was started by a hard working man and treated everyone he met like family. This was a family owned business until greedy arrogant men took over the company. The funny thing about Karma is those who are responsible for this event Will get the same fate sooner or later. My hearts goes out to the families in Gallia County.
HC Here

Cabin John, MD

#10 Nov 6, 2010
Dispatch Twist wrote:
You mean Kasich didn't scare them with his "get on the bus or get runover" bs so they wouldn't leave? There's another 57 jobs lost under Kasich as well as the 8,000 with the train gone.
Kasich hasn't assumed power yet, stupid. Do you think Strickland should be given any blame?
Bobert

Canal Winchester, OH

#11 Nov 6, 2010
Dispatch Twist wrote:
You mean Kasich didn't scare them with his "get on the bus or get runover" bs so they wouldn't leave? There's another 57 jobs lost under Kasich as well as the 8,000 with the train gone.
DUH... the 8,000 jobs never existed in the first place and the 57 jobs disappeared under Strickland. Blaming someone else is what liberals are all about and that never changes.
HC Here

Cabin John, MD

#12 Nov 6, 2010
Uneasy in Gallia Co wrote:
This is an upsetting event down here in gallia county. There will not be any assocation of the bob evans name in my household any longer. My family and friends have been devastated by this distrotting event. Most of the men that lost their jobs were 50+ and had 30+yrs of service. Those men will not be able to get a decent job. They are to young for retirement and to old to start all over. Shame on the corporate big wigs who tore this county apart. This company was started by a hard working man and treated everyone he met like family. This was a family owned business until greedy arrogant men took over the company. The funny thing about Karma is those who are responsible for this event Will get the same fate sooner or later. My hearts goes out to the families in Gallia County.
Gallia County votes Democratic, doesn't it? Nobody to blame but Pastor Ted and Barrack Hussein Obama. By the way, I don't think you will be able to get any sort of good job if you don't know the difference between "to" and "too".
Displaced and disgraced

Syracuse, OH

#13 Nov 6, 2010
Here we go again- Davis and Townsley jackboot their way across the (former) worker's heads. Hey Galva workers- nothing but empathy from me, I've got my pockets turned out and I'm headed for the local mission!
What do you mean

Columbus, OH

#14 Nov 7, 2010
william r ingram wrote:
QE2 will raise feed prices 20% in the next 2 years and QE3&4 WILL RAISE IT 50%. GET READY TO PAY FOR HYPER-INFLATION as the dollar, which has already fallen 10%, falls each time Quantitive easing occurs. What constitutional right gave the government the authority to buy it's own debt? Get use to paying 40.00 per lb for everyday food. We can"t just print money> i CAN'T AND YOU CAN"T.
What do you mean get ready for hyper-inflation? It is here now.

I was taking a wheelbarrow full of cash to the grocery store yesterday to buy a loaf of bread. I got robbed. The thief took the wheelbarrow and left the cash!
Joel

Columbus, OH

#15 Nov 7, 2010
That sucks, but I am glad they were offered chance to transfer within the company. Even if for some of them meant doing a job they might not want to.

I do love some pork sausage, guess we all should have been eating a lot more.
HC Here

Cabin John, MD

#16 Nov 7, 2010
It's Cheney's fault.
Grove City Grump

United States

#17 Nov 7, 2010
Why not try Steve Evans' sausage?
Central Ohio Resident

Columbus, OH

#18 Nov 8, 2010
It is unfortunate the Dispatch did not tell the "rest of the story." Just over a year ago the trucking division of Bob Evans Farms closed... These were the trucks which delivered the "fresh sausage." They were told they could transfer within the company. The public does not know that only TWO men with seniority were kept in the company. Those with greater than 25 yrs of service were left without jobs. Now, the same thing is happening at the Bidwell plant. It is a media spin. There will be no significant transfers. SHAME ON THE BOB EVANS SENIOR MANAGEMENT FOR BETRAYING THE TRUST AND FAITHFUL SERVICE OF THESE FAITHFUL EMPLOYEES. It is not the culture of the company we knew and supported the last 40+ years. Hard-working Gallia county folks were the original backbone of that company. Darn the corporate greed!!! I am outraged.
Tom L

Lake Geneva, WI

#19 Nov 8, 2010
You can thank Strickland, Humane Society of the United States, and Mercy for Animals for this event. They don't have enough pigs because Strickland sold out Ohio ag to the animal rights ballot initiative. Thank the 500,000 voters that helped humane wayne drive the pork industry out of Ohio.
sissy

United States

#20 Nov 23, 2010
Joel wrote:
That sucks, but I am glad they were offered chance to transfer within the company. Even if for some of them meant doing a job they might not want to.
I do love some pork sausage, guess we all should have been eating a lot more.
not all of the workers

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