New life for old Furniture factory as jobs move to Lenoir

Jan 7, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WBTV

An old Broyhill Furniture Plant in Lenoir that shut down almost four years ago is about to become a place of work again.

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Bubba

Clayton, NC

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Jan 17, 2013
 
How fitting that trash bins would be moved to a more central location in Caldwell county.
yeah

Rolesville, NC

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Jan 17, 2013
 
Sounds like a dirty , heavy Job that will Be for the most part welders and very few " general labor" type jobs . mainly old , uneducated Experinced Welders that are desperate , super desperate for a job and i bet a hundred bucks that this company will not pay very much at all .

The only reasons to move a company to anywhere around this area is

1 ) alot of empty factory buildings for rent /lease /buy CHEAP .

2 ) A ton of old uneducated country people that do difficult backbreaking Jobs everyday 12 hours a day .

Thats why now days these companys like this are what most normal folks call a ' revolving door '. people work there because they need a job bad . They pay off what they need to they catch up on the bills at home and just cant stand the job and quit . in comes the next
old uneducated worker , revolving door .

and WBTV says " the economy is coming back! " Ya Sure .
educated idiots

Del Rio, TN

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Jan 17, 2013
 
What is so wrong with anyone doing backbreaking job if thats what they want to do. Get off your high horse and quit thinking that you are too good to do manual labor a$$hole! You are what is wrong with this world. Think that if you have a college education your crap doesn't stink. Think again cause people that will do manual labor are better than you.
yeah

Rolesville, NC

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Jan 17, 2013
 
educated idiots wrote:
What is so wrong with anyone doing backbreaking job if thats what they want to do. Get off your high horse and quit thinking that you are too good to do manual labor a$$hole! You are what is wrong with this world. Think that if you have a college education your crap doesn't stink. Think again cause people that will do manual labor are better than you.
i actually do production work in a factory . i have a wife and kids . i have gotten up at the crack of dawn the majority of my adult life . i know what its like pal .

Sit Down Please Sir! You're too stupid to understand anything!
Stupid

Del Rio, TN

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Jan 17, 2013
 
yeah wrote:
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i actually do production work in a factory . i have a wife and kids . i have gotten up at the crack of dawn the majority of my adult life . i know what its like pal .
Sit Down Please Sir! You're too stupid to understand anything!
Guess you are calling yourself a old uneducated person then. You need a education then to better yourself dumba$$
yeah

Rolesville, NC

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Jan 17, 2013
 
Stupid wrote:
<quoted text> Guess you are calling yourself a old uneducated person then. You need a education then to better yourself dumba$$
actually , im 6 classes away from completing an associate agree in college degree in Computer Engineering .

i will have a better job soon , im not as foolish as you are .
Gods eyes

Del Rio, TN

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Jan 17, 2013
 
yeah wrote:
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actually , im 6 classes away from completing an associate agree in college degree in Computer Engineering .
i will have a better job soon , im not as foolish as you are .
So I guess you are better than other people. Everyone is even in Gods eyes. Stop putting people down that have worked hard all of their lives. Education doesn't mean anything. Treating people like you want to be treated is so much more.
Common Sense

Asheville, NC

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Jan 17, 2013
 
"Education doesn't mean anything." That's a more common sentiment in Caldwell County than you would imagine. We reap what we sow.
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Rolesville, NC

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Jan 17, 2013
 
Gods eyes wrote:
<quoted text> So I guess you are better than other people. Everyone is even in Gods eyes. Stop putting people down that have worked hard all of their lives. Education doesn't mean anything. Treating people like you want to be treated is so much more.
Pal , Why bring religion into this conversation? Do you know how many religions there are in the world ?

I was not putting people down . I was stating the 100% truth about this area and business owners in this area . What i said was True and you cant handle it . That's your problem . I look at facts not through rose colored glasses .

I treat exactly the way i wanna be treated regardless of religion or race . I think im one of the most non-prejudice and nicest people i know . I always try to give people the benefit of the doubt , a fair shake if you will . unfortunately most people now days are crooks one way or another .

The Facts are that the majority of the Work force that are qualified for those Jobs are Uneducated , Willing to take minimum pay and in general dont expect many raises or benefits And You cant stop crying because i say what is True .
educated idiots

Del Rio, TN

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#10
Jan 18, 2013
 
If you will go back and read what you said about the people in this area, you will see that you do put people down . You think just because people don't have a college degree and work in a office that they aren't good enough. Well let me tell you one thing alot of these old uneducated people would give you the shirt off of their back where as these educated people wouldn't. I sure hope that you never need help cause your educated friends will just laugh at you. Sounds like you are a spoiled brat. I'm glad you are geting your education but don't ever think that you are above anyone else. The most crooked people are the ones with a education just look at the idiots at the airport. Alex Nelson to name one. He had a college degree. Look where that got him.
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Del Rio, TN

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#11
Jan 18, 2013
 
Another thing why does it bother you what other people are willing to work at those jobs. Somebody has to do them so get a life.
Knitter9

Lenoir, NC

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Jan 18, 2013
 
educated idiots wrote:
What is so wrong with anyone doing backbreaking job if thats what they want to do. Get off your high horse and quit thinking that you are too good to do manual labor a$$hole! You are what is wrong with this world. Think that if you have a college education your crap doesn't stink. Think again cause people that will do manual labor are better than you.
Just because we do not want to work for a company who has made a under the table deal with the greeds of this county to pay Caldwell Hillbillies $14,000-$22,000.00 LESS than if the same and I mean SAME job went to state like Georgia to do the same job, we recognize the crookedness finally.....what is there to be grateful about. We still barely make enough to buy groceries and pay utilities, much less housing. Let's see you give up YOUR DEGREE and go work for old faithful and try to pay for everything you owe. Just pray you have enough to eat out once at McDonald's Dollar Menu once a month or you don't age 50 years ahead of your time to break your back or lose a body part. Old faithful's furniture is ruining in shipping crates while traveling back over water back to the US. All the moisture and cheap wood and labor isn't the only problem. Black mold lawsuits, yeah probably cheaper to pay the ignorant here than continue paying lawsuits out. These giants deserve everything they have coming in lawsuits. The poor uneducated probably regret not getting involved in a union now. If we could only go back. In time 20 years, several city council would be long gone. People, stop voting these same sorry ass kickback low lifes into office.
Knitter9

Lenoir, NC

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Jan 18, 2013
 
Oh yeah, we are so ignorant, we ALL agreed to pay Googles taxes for 20 years because we are so dumb and uneducated, out of the kindness of our bleeding hearts we all agreed to help this struggling company try and make a go at it here in poor, poor Caldwell. That sorry ass David Barlow made some crooked deals and we all know 98% of them never made ANY LOCAL PAPERS OR NEWS STATIONS. Oh, one deal made the news, he begged Broyhill to stay here with 300 measly Jobs AND Volunteered the City to pay to update their company it was probably $800,000 00 in funds to update THEIR company. Someone who drives a Bentley around town, owns numerous factories in other countries (not just counties) can't afford to upgrade their own factory? Doesn't sound like rocket science. Sounds like the poor here are TIRED of this crap. Google saw Lenoir coming. Caldwell is like its own Third World Country admist thriving counties all around it, and states too. What the county should do is just build a wall from Hickory Bridge to Blowing Rock and make this sorry, hillbilly, work for pennies town a Third World Country once and for all and just be done. No one in authority will EVER admit that the pay scale here is comparable to one doing the exact same job elsewhere. This town is a joke. People are tired of it. The giants only hired uneducated because NAFTA wasn't in effect and they needed that dollar and a body in the job spot. Move the same factory and jobs ANYWHERE in the US and compare the pay rate. David Barlow, what you and Google did made national news, and you made a fortune. Look up David Barlow, David Lackey Attorney and Google online. Read about the poor uneducated Hillbillies who had no idea they sold their homes to Google because they were to stupid to comprehend. Barlow and Triplett won out their fees big time. It's not about educated here, its about dishonest political leaders making deals to cheat us. We can never ever prove it, but I can tell you we are sick and tired of the low pay. You can make more at Hardees and McDonald's in overtime. Let's see any news nationally cover that. Then let's see what is spent yearly at market and what the company actually makes. Yeah, poor dumb hillbillies, like they can never figure that out. Our 4th grade NewsLess Topic is designed for the basic 3rd grade education. Nothing good will ever happen here. Google, Broyhill, Bernhardt, what do they do to give back here?

I drive to Charlotte to work and refuse this below grade label pay.
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Lenoir, NC

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Jan 18, 2013
 
Spaces between your paragraphs are a good thing I hear tell. That wall of text nearly collapsed on me and killed me. I dont disagree with everything you say but a large portion of it is based on BS, particularly around the Google deal and I have heard you make mention of it on other occasions.

No one pays Google's taxes not even Google. The city and county WAVED them as did the state. No different than these churches on every corner of every street not paying a cent of tax and they never will ever, at least in about 14 more years Google will be paying more than all these factories paid put together in the past.

Google waved that for the first two years and paid a large portion to keep the city and county solvent when they seen them struggling. Google does pay a certain amount, its not 100% free and the amount paid is 100 times more than those homes and land was paying before they came. Not to mention they buy more water and electricity than all the factories put together.

The Broyhills were long gone by the time all that stuff you mentioned came about. The Broyhills dont own a factory anywhere, they got completely out of the manufacturing business in the 90's and even then they only owned a percentage of the name, they dont even do that now.

Your number of 800,000 dollars wouldn't update a thing, most of the machines cost more than that individually. The suction/dust system alone on a single furniture factory averages around eight million dollars. It was probably a failed attempt to offset salary costs if they employed so many people which is a waste because the furniture industry is dead.

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