New Guy

Tacoma, WA

#1 Dec 17, 2008
I'm new to the forums and I've been playing catch up. I've read on several blogs that people think the big plants will survive. Who are the big offset and gravure plants? At this point I'd rather not say where I work other than Ill.
Bill

Elk Grove Village, IL

#2 Dec 17, 2008
New Guy wrote:
I'm new to the forums and I've been playing catch up. I've read on several blogs that people think the big plants will survive. Who are the big offset and gravure plants? At this point I'd rather not say where I work other than Ill.
__________
The biggest plants? By employées - Dyersburg. By size - Depew. Dyersburg was considered to be the flagship plant of World Color, while Depew was Arcata Graphics' flagship.
angel

United States

#3 Dec 17, 2008
I think Covington is history.They will only have 3 presses running in March.
On The Mend

Portage, IN

#4 Dec 17, 2008
Gravure---Mt. Morris IL,Corinth MS, Dyersberg TN,Fernly NV, Agusta GA, Franklin KN, These are the ones that come to mind.
angel

United States

#5 Dec 17, 2008
The Covington plant is one mistake after another.They have one job that is cretified about the recycled paper and they ran the job on regular paper.They had to go back and rerun the job.They spent a week doing rework on mail that was done completely wrong and the entire job had to be reworked by hand.
New Guy

Tacoma, WA

#6 Dec 18, 2008
On The Mend wrote:
Gravure---Mt. Morris IL,Corinth MS, Dyersberg TN,Fernly NV, Agusta GA, Franklin KN, These are the ones that come to mind.
What do you think about Memphis, Dickson, Atglen and Richmond?
Bill

Elk Grove Village, IL

#7 Dec 18, 2008
New Guy wrote:
<quoted text> What do you think about Memphis, Dickson, Atglen and Richmond?
Yes, those four divisions have gravure presses, too. Also Dallas and Depew, although it appears the Dallas's two gravure presses are being silenced.

I personally think that is a disastrous decision, and one that should be reconsidered.(Not that anyone really gives a shit about what I think.)
Bill

Elk Grove Village, IL

#8 Dec 18, 2008
angel wrote:
The Covington plant is one mistake after another.
__________
Angel, I can tell you this. ALL plants have had major screw-ups. Shit happens, and then they get over it - while (we hope) learning from their mistakes.
Covington is not history. It's not a great division, but it has the ability and the potential to be a great divison.
hopeful

AOL

#9 Dec 18, 2008
Covington might survive ~ but hourly employees are being replaced by temporaries. Last week nine full time were let go ~monday temps were brought in to be trained in their place, 15 more fulltime are said to be getting laid off this week.
angel

Covington, TN

#10 Dec 18, 2008
Bill, Covington plant is a joke.The HR department allowed a college student to throw everyones social security numbers in the trash.The dumpster that was used sat in the pressroom for over 16 hours for everyone and anyone to grap.It was a clean white paper only dumpster.You think any dividion that allows their employee's S.S. # sit it a dumpster.Don't have a lot of faith in.The numbers were both past and present employees and some insurance information as well.
Gravurist

Villa Park, IL

#11 Dec 18, 2008
Gravure plants are Atglen, Augusta, Buffalo (Depew), Corinth, Dallas, Dickson, Dyersburg, Fernley, Franklin, Memphis, Mt Morris, Richmond
angel

United States

#12 Dec 25, 2008
Bill wrote:
<quoted text>
__________
Angel, I can tell you this. ALL plants have had major screw-ups. Shit happens, and then they get over it - while (we hope) learning from their mistakes.
Covington is not history. It's not a great division, but it has the ability and the potential to be a great divison.
I keep wondering why no post have been made from Bill since I mentioned that the HR department in Covington manged to put all it's employee's social security numbers in a dumpster for 16 hours.Is this common for a plant with "ability and the potential to be a great divison"
angel

United States

#13 Dec 25, 2008
I do need to make one thing clear here,Covington does have some of the BEST people working there.The problem with that plant is the HR department and the mangers they have,that will cause the plant to fail.
curious

Buffalo, NY

#14 Dec 26, 2008
Could be angel that Bill has taken some time off from the board as others have also. Happy New Year all...really hope 2009 will be better for all of us.
Bill

Elk Grove Village, IL

#15 Dec 29, 2008
curious wrote:
Could be angel that Bill has taken some time off from the board as others have also. Happy New Year all...really hope 2009 will be better for all of us.
__________

Correct! I was out of town for Christmas (in Albertville, Alabama to be exact) but now I'm back and ready for action.

Angel, I agree with what you said that the Covington plant does have good people, and for that reason, the plant will remain viable - and open.

Yes ... it's horrible about the social security numbers in the dumpster thing, but as I said, all plants have their own horror stories.
angel

United States

#16 Dec 29, 2008
Covington Plant just laid off 12 more people in it's bindery.

"Yes ... it's horrible about the social security numbers in the dumpster thing, but as I said, all plants have their own horror stories."
And how many of those horror stories put past and present employee's in dander of identity thief.As much as I want to believe no one in Covington would do that.Here is a reminder to all Covington employee's who read this.Who would have believed that we has a guy from Texas in the pressroom who was wanted for rape.How can we forget they day they came into the plant and aressted him.Not great on background checks.
angel

United States

#17 Dec 29, 2008
"in damger" sorry poor typing skills
angel

United States

#18 Dec 29, 2008
danger
angel

United States

#19 Dec 30, 2008
The total count of people gone from the Covington plant this week is 18.The word is more lay offs are coming.I was wondering is the way they close a plant by having the temps and operators shut it down.covington USE to have great people but 95% of them have been laid off.Speeds are down and operators are over stressed.

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