Salyer American shuts its doors

Salyer American shuts its doors

There are 14 comments on the Monterey County Herald story from May 20, 2009, titled Salyer American shuts its doors. In it, Monterey County Herald reports that:

The large presence of Salyer American Fresh Food in the Salinas Valley produce industry is shrinking fast.

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Lots of Questions

Salinas, CA

#1 May 20, 2009
Isn't it funny that a strong company has gone down the tubes two years after Scott Salyer took ownership. For 20 years Salyer was a thriving produce company, what happened once Scott Salyer took control. Why did the bank have forensic auditors brought in? The interview with Scott's lawyer and Scott himself, putting the blame on the bank, is absolutely a bold face lie. Scott take responsibility for what you have done. You and you alone are responsible for Salyer's collapse. Your greed will affect not only the employees and the growers of Salyer American, but also the many loyal companies that have done business with Salyer for years.
What a Joke

Sunnyvale, CA

#2 May 20, 2009
You got to be kidding !! The only person resposible
for this mess is Mr.Salyer. Maybe they should start looking for the $$$$ at the hanger that house his plane("s)or in the Camen Islands maybe even his family might have gained (mortages,bonus's ect....
He should be ashamed he has put alot of people in a
very bad financial position in a time he should have been thinking of the the company/employees
not himself.Remember this Mr.Salyer "Pigs get fat...
Hogs get slaughtered" I hope you and your VP have matching orange jumpsuts in Jail !!!
veg

San Diego, CA

#3 May 20, 2009
it's a wonder the company stayed open this long after scott purchased it in 2007, he is pointing the finger everywhere but where the responsibility lies, HIMSELF. his business practices are what led to the failure of a once proud and profitable company that his father started 23 years ago.
Flapping Eagle

Bozeman, MT

#4 May 20, 2009
The reasons for the financial crisis is unclear, BullS..t! Maybe Scott taking money from the company to buy his daughter a house in Carmel Valley, other daughter on payroll who no one ever saw at the company. Hiring a bunch of jackasses that where fired from other produce companies. Giving them big salaries while others that had been with the company for a long time hadn't gotten a raise in two years. Big fancy offices in Monterey because the office in Salinas was considered LOW CLASS to Scott and his assistant Jeanne. These are just a few of the reason Salyer American is closing. If the old group where still running Salyer (Larry, Don, Tom) this would of never happened. Scott you have brought SHAME to the name "SALYER"
Flapping Eagle

Bozeman, MT

#5 May 20, 2009
veg wrote:
it's a wonder the company stayed open this long after scott purchased it in 2007, he is pointing the finger everywhere but where the responsibility lies, HIMSELF. his business practices are what led to the failure of a once proud and profitable company that his father started 23 years ago.
So True!!!!!!!!!
repo man

San Diego, CA

#6 May 20, 2009
hey scott hear your fancy car was repo'd from your driveway. cound'nt happen to a nicer crook
Peachy

West Covina, CA

#9 May 20, 2009
Not much good to say about idiot boy. He has devestated lives and he really does not care, what was said on the news was B.S. Thanks Scott, I am sure you and Lisa have millions socked away. FYI - Eric is a good guy, he was Scott's fall boy just like Dole did to him. He will land on his feet.
Sunny

Yuma, AZ

#11 May 20, 2009
Just would like to say i have a family member that dedicated 17yrs. to this company and since 2007 all employee's attitudes had changed. Smart move on giving the son the business
Flapping Eagle

Bozeman, MT

#12 May 20, 2009
Sunny wrote:
Just would like to say i have a family member that dedicated 17yrs. to this company and since 2007 all employee's attitudes had changed. Smart move on giving the son the business
Fred Salyer didn't give Scott the business. Scott had to buy it from Fred and Scott's sister Linda. There is no love loss between Scott and the rest of the Salyer Family.
RagingConservati ve

Fresno, CA

#13 May 21, 2009
What about the multi million $ house in Riverdale, CA only used for expensive parties.
Public Views

Salinas, CA

#14 May 21, 2009
Well the House of Cards Salyer has built for some many years has started to colaspe! No surprise! All the horrible deeds he has done to some many people not related to his biz directly, are smiling! Yes there is a God! and karma is controlling the faith of your life now.
repo 2

United States

#15 May 21, 2009
He wont need a car where he is going.
karma

Fresno, CA

#16 May 21, 2009
I cant wait untill the gov is done with sk so they can move on to putting the rest of the yuppie management in jail all involved will pay they know who they are your time is coming
A Ghost From the Past

Vilonia, AR

#20 Jul 22, 2012
Before Salyer American there was Salyer Land Company located in Corcoran CA... Scott made a point to run off or fire all the older managers and supervisors. He was heard to say; when he was done no one over thirty would be working there... It was the down fall of the company. When Scott was growing up and in his twenties one of the Shop supervisors was keep busy hustling up prostitutes and high school girls for Scotts’ twisted pleasures... It is a pretty colorful history if anyone would care to look deeper....

Karma is a bitch...:)

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