Ford to Close Sharonville Transmission Plant

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Steve

Cincinnati, OH

#1 Feb 14, 2007
Ford is looking to close the Sharonville Transmission Plant by 2010. The two transmission plants in Detroit Michigan will remain open. Equipments from Sharonville Plant will be consolidate with Livonia Transmission Plant starting 2009. Inside source.
Rick

Cincinnati, OH

#2 Feb 17, 2007
This is just a rumor, but it may come true. It's time for the UAW to realize what they are doing to the American companies - basically drive them to bancruptcy and out of the country.

It's good to see that upper managment is not going to put up with the stupidity of the UAW workers. Shut down plants and start building them in another country. Good for Amearica.
frankbride

West Milton, OH

#3 Feb 17, 2007
rick..where do u get off blaming the employees at ford. the union isnt the problem its all those white shirts u call management and ceo. cant you find a decent job yourself ??its funny how people react to other peoples lives when it dont effect them.. well let u in on something it will effect you it already has are you blind?how do you side with companies that make profits in the billions and put american workers on the street believe me soon thats where we will all be. you ought to go to another country too so you can make those billions the companies you love so much do.. as far as sharonville closing i am sure it is probably on the list to shame cause all of ohios manufacturing will be in mexico or other 1.00 an hour countries
DDD

United States

#4 Feb 18, 2007
As an outside "union" contractor employee I get to see a lot of what happens in the plants - hourly and salary. My observation for what it's worth. UAW members are for the most part very hard working people that deserve every cent they get. Same is true for Salaried employees. What both groups are missing is the fact that corporate greed is something that is out of control and unless both sides begin to work together to get this unintended consequence under control everyone will lose.
ghostwriter863

West Milton, OH

#5 Feb 21, 2007
Rick wrote:
This is just a rumor, but it may come true. It's time for the UAW to realize what they are doing to the American companies - basically drive them to bancruptcy and out of the country.
It's good to see that upper managment is not going to put up with the stupidity of the UAW workers. Shut down plants and start building them in another country. Good for Amearica.
What the hell are you talking about?

Its not the UAW's fault that Ford cant build a car that consumers want to drive, is it? Does Ford contact the UAW and ask for their input on design, engineering and marketing decisions?

Good for America? Sending jobs to other countries is good for America.....??

I'm not sure why you think this is a rumor, do you work at Sharonville? If you do, your a jackass.

Upper management is the problem. Take a look at the white collar side of it, they are bailing quicker than the blue collar folks, ya know what, NEVERMIND.

It doesnt do much good to correspond with ducking fumbasses.

ghostwriter863

Be American, Buy American, if America doesnt support America, who will?
Rick

Wixom, MI

#6 Feb 21, 2007
Wake up America. You people are so absent mind when it comes to job security. UAW workers should not have to worry about their job security if they have been doing what they are suppose to do on the job. From what I've seen so far, there are only a handfull of good UAW workers, the rest of them are just free loaders. They only care for today and tomorrow doesn't matter. As long as they can work the overtime, work inefficiently, lazy, make poor product and the company will reward they with overtime. Wake up America. That gravy train is at the end of the track. It's over the cliff from here on out.
ghostwriter863

West Milton, OH

#7 Feb 21, 2007
Rick wrote:
Wake up America. You people are so absent mind when it comes to job security. UAW workers should not have to worry about their job security if they have been doing what they are suppose to do on the job. From what I've seen so far, there are only a handfull of good UAW workers, the rest of them are just free loaders. They only care for today and tomorrow doesn't matter. As long as they can work the overtime, work inefficiently, lazy, make poor product and the company will reward they with overtime. Wake up America. That gravy train is at the end of the track. It's over the cliff from here on out.
Its really a shame that the managment at Ford couldnt design and engineer vehicles that Americans want to purchase. I guess thats the workers fault, cause as everybody knows, Ford always comes to the floor of assembly plants to ask the workers opinion about the decisions that are being made in Dearborn.

U really are sounding more and more like a ducking fumbass.

ghostwriter863

Be American, Buy American, if Americans dont support America, who will?
sandy

Hamilton, OH

#8 Feb 26, 2007
Steve wrote:
Ford is looking to close the Sharonville Transmission Plant by 2010. The two transmission plants in Detroit Michigan will remain open. Equipments from Sharonville Plant will be consolidate with Livonia Transmission Plant starting 2009. Inside source.
where did you hear this from? my husband works there and has not heard this. i would like to know. thank you.
ghostwriter863

West Milton, OH

#9 Feb 26, 2007
sandy wrote:
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where did you hear this from? my husband works there and has not heard this. i would like to know. thank you.
This has rumor has had life for some time now.

No one can really confirm it, Ford says they are going to close 16 plants total, they have announced 10 I believe, if you count Vistreon in Indy.

With the investment made in Michigan in the two PTO plants they have up there, and with Ford still saying they are going to invest billions in Mexico, including a PTO plant, this would make sense.

Until Ford deals with this and makes an announcement, no one will really know, and even if they announce it, there will be rumors that it will stay open, no one knows until they shut the doors, hopefully that wont happen and Ford will rebound, hopefully.

ghostwriter863

Be American, Buy American, if Americans dont support America, who will?
Lost in FN

Fairborn, OH

#10 Feb 26, 2007
If Sharonville gets the 6R140 6 speed heavy duty transmission, we will be safe for at least 10 more years. The FN transmission is scheduled to run until 2012. I know of a phase 2 6R that may happen, so there is much work to do. Sharonville is still the quality leader within Ford. I believe that Livonia will get closed before Sharonville does. I have heard rumors about that also.
ghostwriter863

West Milton, OH

#11 Feb 26, 2007
Lost in FN wrote:
If Sharonville gets the 6R140 6 speed heavy duty transmission, we will be safe for at least 10 more years. The FN transmission is scheduled to run until 2012. I know of a phase 2 6R that may happen, so there is much work to do. Sharonville is still the quality leader within Ford. I believe that Livonia will get closed before Sharonville does. I have heard rumors about that also.
I agree with all that you have mentioned. It all depends on the 6r140w, if S-ville is awarded that work, then the numbers that are there now, on the rolls now, will probably be a safe bet.

If they are not awarded that work, look out.

Livonia and Van Dyke are locks right now, the state of Michigan has granted major tax breaks to keep those plants open, and Ford in turn has begun investing hundreds of millions in those plants, I wouldnt bet on one of those two closing before S-ville.

Hopefully it works out for S-ville, I dont know, to many rumors, not enough true and reliable information, Ford still has several plants to announce that are going to be closed, they will follow through with their plan, I believe if they dont, Wall Street and the investors and creditors will eat them alive.

I've made my decision, have two days left and will be moving on.

Good luck to those who are staying, I hope that it gets turned around for everyone's sake, but, when they killed Atlanta, I realized that quality and productivity etc is not the main concern or issue when they decide to close a plant.

Hopefully it will matter for S-ville.

ghostwriter863

Be American, Buy American, if Americans dont support America, who will?
ghostwriter863

West Milton, OH

#12 Feb 27, 2007
Navistar, the company that makes the diesel engine for the super duty trucks has just idled its 1200 member workforce at the their plant in Indiana.

This is in response to Ford not paying for the engines due to a contract dispute between the two manufactures.

I dont think KTP will be needing transmissions if this is not resolved very quickly.

Look for layoffs to begin within two weeks if not resolved.

Just another sign that things arent going well for S-ville.

ghostwriter863

Be American, Buy American, if Americans dont support America, who will?
Mike

Louisville, KY

#13 Mar 3, 2007
The new transmission program will be anounce soon. If this program is awarded to Mexico, then Sharoville will have maximum of 5 years before the door closed. I am glad to see that the UAW has committed to the COA. Hopefully this will save the plant.
sandy wrote:
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where did you hear this from? my husband works there and has not heard this. i would like to know. thank you.
truth863

Columbus, OH

#14 Mar 8, 2007
they got the transmission
truth863

Columbus, OH

#15 Mar 8, 2007
sharonville did
ghostwriter863

West Milton, OH

#16 Mar 12, 2007
Looks like the 6 speed goes to S-ville!

Thats a great deal for the plant and the community and a smart move for the local govt. leaders that are giving out the tax breaks.

Has anyone heard a rumor, or should I say, the re-curring rumor that the converter program is going to be sent to Mexico. I havent seen any type of documents etc, but have heard from several individuals that this plan is again on the table.

Hope its not true, but it started up again just before the official announcement that the 6r140w was going to the "Ville".

ghostwriter863

Be American, Buy American, if Americans dont support America, who will?
Rick

Dearborn, MI

#17 Mar 13, 2007
Buy American if and only if it's good quality.
ghostwriter863 wrote:
Looks like the 6 speed goes to S-ville!
Thats a great deal for the plant and the community and a smart move for the local govt. leaders that are giving out the tax breaks.
Has anyone heard a rumor, or should I say, the re-curring rumor that the converter program is going to be sent to Mexico. I havent seen any type of documents etc, but have heard from several individuals that this plan is again on the table.
Hope its not true, but it started up again just before the official announcement that the 6r140w was going to the "Ville".
ghostwriter863
Be American, Buy American, if Americans dont support America, who will?
toolman

Middletown, OH

#18 Mar 23, 2007
Rick wrote:
Buy American if and only if it's good quality.
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Check your numbers, the quality is there. Union members work hard, sure there are a few slackers, but the large majority want to do the right thing. People on the outside who have no idea what they are saying should keep there mouths closed. The media and public perception of a quality gap is the problem. When all the people jealous of the good paying union jobs see what is happening to every good paying job, union or not, hourly or salary, maybe they will wake up and see whats happening before it's too late.
Truthiness

Boston, MA

#19 Apr 25, 2007
Steve wrote:
Ford is looking to close the Sharonville Transmission Plant by 2010. The two transmission plants in Detroit Michigan will remain open. Equipments from Sharonville Plant will be consolidate with Livonia Transmission Plant starting 2009. Inside source.
Wow... and less than a month after you posted this, they announced $200 million in investments into Sharonville.

Time to fire your inside source.:)
RzrsEdge

Cincinnati, OH

#20 Jun 21, 2007
I work at the sharonville plant and from what I see, the UAW workers have nothing better to do except complain and talk strike and imagine, they are all getting $25 an hour or better and for what? A bunch of people to complain about every little thing? In my opinion, the UAW needs to put a foot down and tell its members at sharonville to shut up, do the job or risk being out of a job. Ford has had temps in their for some time now and as of recent, they brought an outside contract company in to help aid in the shipping and receiving of raw/finished materials. Kinda sad when outsiders have to come in and help FIX the problems. Maybe sharonville needs to close or come close to closing to spark the workers. Everyone (workers) stands to lose a LOT of money if sharonville doesnt straighten up.

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