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IAC Madisonville KY

Madisonville, KY

#1 Nov 16, 2008
We are below 200 people now at the Madisonville plant with no end in sight. Has anyone heard of any plant closings coming up?
soon to be ex employee

Newville, PA

#2 Nov 16, 2008
IAC Madisonville KY wrote:
We are below 200 people now at the Madisonville plant with no end in sight. Has anyone heard of any plant closings coming up?
Who is your plant manager? Did he come from Carlisle?
IAC Madisonville KY

Madisonville, KY

#3 Nov 16, 2008
soon to be ex employee wrote:
<quoted text> Who is your plant manager? Did he come from Carlisle?
Our plant manager is Mike Van Booven and I really don't know where he came from, but he has been at our plant for awhile now.

Since: Feb 08

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#4 Nov 16, 2008
Lear Ajax is down to 1 shift and 15? odd workers from 3 shifts and is slated to close May-July 09" .
Wheres my rep

Belleville, Canada

#5 Nov 16, 2008
Lear Kitchener less than 200 employees remain. Two years ago we had almost 800 on 3 shifts.
Union says we're doing fine.
Stuck in Sheboygan

Sullivan, WI

#6 Nov 17, 2008
IACNA-Sheboygan is below 200 maybe all the way down to 150 hourly people as of today, far cry from the 600+ employees we had around five or so years ago. We are down to two shifts as of today also.

Treading water and I don't see a rescue boat in sight.
IACNA Lebanon

North Tazewell, VA

#7 Nov 17, 2008
IAC-Lebanon is at 300+ right now, but after scheduled layoffs on Dec. 23, and then more in January, we'll be at 200 or less. Our management says "not to worry" though!
PLEASE!!!!!!
We are not the idiots they think we are though, the writing on the wall is becoming easier to read every day now.
Bush

Pittsboro, IN

#8 Nov 17, 2008
Greencastle 3 shifts production,740 hourly down from around 1200 5years ago. About 120 salary. Still working daily ot,saturday ot & holiday ot. Contracts are about 50% Chrysler, 40% ford & id guess 10% Toyota.
curious

United States

#9 Nov 17, 2008
Hey you guys at IAC Lebanon how many salary is scheduled to be cut with the big layoff coming up? I am just curious to see if some of the Shell supporters think so highly of him once they are sent out the door and on unemployment. RP supervisor on 3rd seemed to think that Monty was the best plant manager Lebanon ever had. Wonder if he thinks that way now? Yea i know Monty is no longer the plant manager but everyone knows he plays a big role in decisions that are made. Holler Back if you know any of the management being cut.
IACNA Lebanon

North Tazewell, VA

#10 Nov 17, 2008
curious wrote:
Hey you guys at IAC Lebanon how many salary is scheduled to be cut with the big layoff coming up? I am just curious to see if some of the Shell supporters think so highly of him once they are sent out the door and on unemployment. RP supervisor on 3rd seemed to think that Monty was the best plant manager Lebanon ever had. Wonder if he thinks that way now? Yea i know Monty is no longer the plant manager but everyone knows he plays a big role in decisions that are made. Holler Back if you know any of the management being cut.
No, actually I think you're wrong there, I dont think Monty has much influence on anything that goes on in the plant any more. Thank the Good Lord above!!!! He actually keeps a very low profile now when he is in the plant, which isnt that often.

I'm pretty sure (but dont quote me on it) that the number of salary they gave to be cut was at 6...but that was before we got word of Lordstown laying off 1100 in January, which will more than likely increase all the number of layoffs plantwide, I'm sure. Nobody has actually been told anything though about "who" those individuals will be, and I'm sure they wont until they're walking them to their vehicles.

And I'm sure RP probably did and still does think Monty was grand, do the words "brown nose" mean anything to ya??? I've never seen any other supervisor have to stay over for hours on end, just to go to Montys office to visit each day, have you? If they're looking at the salary layoffs from a financial stand point he wont be going anywhere since he is probably one of the lowest paid super's there, and he also hasnt even worked there long enough to even know what a "good" plant manager would be anyway, because we definitely havent had one since he's been employed here, and didnt for years and years before that. The days of Herb Dankert and Rob McDonald are far to long gone.

When it comes to plant mangers and supervisors, just remember this:
"YOU CANT POLISH A TURD"!

Since: Mar 07

AOL

#11 Nov 17, 2008
iowa city iac walk out 10 salary today.

Since: Mar 07

AOL

#12 Nov 18, 2008
3 or 4 more today there cleaning house dont seem to be the right ones though
Bush

Pittsboro, IN

#13 Nov 19, 2008
Your Monty shell is in greencastle in, plant today. don't know how long hes been here could of been a couple days. He seemed up beat,talking about the number of times he has been in our plant. Maybe hes looking for a new job. I cant ask him directly about how your plant is doing ,this would give away who i am. Maybe i can ask operators to ask him to gauge his response.
IACNA Lebanon

North Tazewell, VA

#14 Nov 19, 2008
Bush wrote:
Your Monty shell is in greencastle in, plant today. don't know how long hes been here could of been a couple days. He seemed up beat,talking about the number of times he has been in our plant. Maybe hes looking for a new job. I cant ask him directly about how your plant is doing ,this would give away who i am. Maybe i can ask operators to ask him to gauge his response.
Ahhh, so the rumors were true!!! We knew the sneaky bastard was up to something! Let us know if you see him with a tape measure. He's probably seeing if you have room for our equipment, and if not ours, then someone elses. NEVER, EVER, EVER turn your back on him, cause if you do he will stick it in you everytime!!! Dont bother ever asking him anything because the man wouldnt know the truth if it slapped him in the face, and I'm not exaggerating either; the man is a certifiable, pathological liar, so please watch yourselves up there! He's well known for the way he "smoozes" up to people at all the different plants, just to try and squeeze something out of them...lying and bragging of all his many accomplishments with Lear and IAC. His greastest accomplishments include cutting as many jobs as possible anywhere he can in order to make himself look good. He'd sell his own mother up the river, if it'd make him look good. Beware of his unprofessional, lying, womanizng ways!!!
Thanks for confirming what we already suspected to be true here, and let us know if you learn anything else! We're glad to hear that atleast one IAC plant is thriving, and I think that you guys are the only one that is!
LebVaIACNA

AOL

#15 Nov 21, 2008
Monty is probably bopping 2 or 3 women up there since most of them here won't give him the time or day. At least the ones with brains won't LOL!!!
Today I heard 3 salary lost their jobs, Duane Owens, Kevin Baker, and Drema Schwinn. Drema came from Sheboygan when the Lebanon plant opened. She has alot of health issues so I think it was sort of an agreement on her part and their part that she quit. I heard probably more in Dec/Jan. I also heard Lordstown would be down until around Jan. 20th of next week this is where we ship our parts for the Cobalt to. Has anyone heard anything. Thanks
LebVaIACNA

AOL

#16 Nov 21, 2008
OOPS I meant to say around Jan 20 of next year not week. Sorry.
Bush

Pittsboro, IN

#17 Nov 21, 2008
So far the count at greencastle is three. I've heard" Including our controller. Maybe more to come.
IACNA Lebanon

North Tazewell, VA

#18 Nov 21, 2008
It was Drema, Duane, Adrion, and Kevin Alexander (not Baker) at Lebanon today...and Adrion had already given his notice anyway, as well as the mutual agreement between the co. and Drema.
We expect round two to start any day now, followed by another round in January when Lordstown has thier layoffs.
Also Sheboygan Employee

Southfield, MI

#19 Nov 21, 2008
I would like to make a correction to the number of employees currently working in the Sheboygan Plant. We are not down to 150,we are still over 200 with the 47 who recently got the indefinite layoff. We are still doing better than we did 2 years ago, at that time we had 120 employees layed off and they were all called back but only 80 of them returned.
Also Sheboygan Employee

Southfield, MI

#20 Nov 21, 2008
Another correction,in my previous post.
I meant to say we are still over 200 employees even with the recentlayoff of the 47 employees.

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