Superior Essex to close plant in Vincennes

Some 250 area workers will be losing their jobs at Superior Essex Inc. as the plant is scheduled to be closed by the end of the year, the Vincennes Sun-Commercial reports. Full Story
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Chuck Marlow

San Diego, CA

#1 Jan 25, 2008
Yeah, yeah, I know, Jobs leaving the local economy is GOOD for America.
A new plant in Mexico is good for US and them.
Having all "our" manufacturing jobs leave our shores is GOOD.
Having the dollar sink in value is GOOD
Having the country invaded by 40 million Mexicans is also GOOD
"Our" elected officials said this was GOOD
This is a sad state of affairs
Chuck Marlow
Juan Valdez

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Jan 25, 2008
"Ci, Senor."
Knoxtucky

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Jan 25, 2008
Not good at all.
Clem

Carmel, IN

#4 Jan 25, 2008
Jobs leaving wrote:
Yeah, yeah, I know, Jobs leaving the local economy is GOOD for America.
A new plant in Mexico is good for US and them.
Having all "our" manufacturing jobs leave our shores is GOOD.
Having the dollar sink in value is GOOD
Having the country invaded by 40 million Mexicans is also GOOD
"Our" elected officials said this was GOOD
This is a sad state of affairs
Chuck Marlow
Amen brother.
jej

San Francisco, CA

#5 Jan 25, 2008
So then we need a list of Superior Essex product and users so that we may boycott those finished products.
Bryan

Shelbyville, IN

#6 Jan 25, 2008
Sad to hear this. Where was their so called union to protect their jobs? I'd be upset if I was wasting money for a union to not to protect my job.
PeanutGallery

Dearborn, MI

#7 Jan 25, 2008
All the good jobs are going to Mexico, AND all the Mexicans coming here for jobs?

Someone explain this to me, please...
justme

Shepherdsville, KY

#8 Jan 25, 2008
Thanks to all who supported and helped pass NAFTA!

Of course now, GWB wants to expand our so-called FREE-TRADE programs!

Contrary to what Al Gore argued with Ross Perot back in the early 90's...yes, it's called a "Giant Sucking Sound" of jobs going elsewhere.
JPS

Sheridan, IN

#9 Jan 25, 2008
Here we go again! This is another reason why unions are a thing of the past. They are moving the work because the jobs are non-union in TN and Mexico. Way to go Union! Another company bites the dust in Indiana...
Dennis_Daviess Co

United States

#10 Jan 25, 2008
Jobs should never be able to leave the states. And N.A.F.T.A. should be done away with. Maybe we call get someone like Obama talked into doing this as a campaign promise. This non-sence of all our jobs going someplace else needs to stop. And one way of doing that is to fix it where they can not sell their stuff here in the U.S. if they left this country. It is only going to get worse before it gets better.
Mee

Pryor, OK

#11 Jan 25, 2008
PeanutGallery wrote:
All the good jobs are going to Mexico, AND all the Mexicans coming here for jobs?
Someone explain this to me, please...
In Mexico they are paid peanuts and are probably forced to work under poor conditions. So, they run to the US where we, the American taxpayer, can GIVE them all that they desire...places to live, health care, and pay them on top of that, and all for just coming here illegally and having an anchor baby on US soil. You were probably jesting, but shall I go on?
There is good news

Arnold, MO

#12 Jan 25, 2008
Look on the bright side of this. All of those workers will have to move out of Vincennes. If you have ever been to Vincennes you will know how lucky someone is to be moving away from it.
Unions

Indianapolis, IN

#13 Jan 25, 2008
All those dues for nothing. Ha ha
Office of Mitch D

Arnold, MO

#14 Jan 25, 2008
Superior Essex Inc. said it will close its wire manufacturing plant in Vincennes as part of a restructuring and shift the work to plants in Tennessee and Mexico, the Vincennes Sun-Commercial reported. By the end of the year, 250 workers will lose their jobs. The positions, many of which paid $14 to $15 an hour, are a key driver of the economy in the southwestern Indiana town. The wire- and cable-making giant is headquartered in Atlanta.

Great Dane Trailers said it would lay off 75 workers at its truck trailer manufacturing plant in Terre Haute after initially saying the plant would avoid the action, according to The Tribune-Star of Terre Haute. The company earlier this month laid off 130 at its plant in nearby Brazil. Great Dane, based in Savannah, Ga., has 500 workers in Terre Haute and 1,000 in Brazil. The action was blamed on weakened traffic for hauling goods used in the softening housing and automotive markets.

Delphi Corp. laid off 75 production workers across at its Electronics & Safety unit in Kokomo due to slowing sales of the electronic auto parts the plant assembles. The Troy, Mich., company has 1,800 hourly workers and 2,300 salaried employees in Kokomo, according to the Kokomo Tribune.
Unions

Indianapolis, IN

#15 Jan 25, 2008
How's that high school education working for you?
Tom Johnson

Nashville, IN

#16 Jan 25, 2008
Don't ya just love those free-trade agreements. More Americans put out of work, thanks to NAFTA.
If every worker in the USA was reduced to minimum wage, we still could not compete with mexican or chinese labor.
We certainly are not going to sell them anything, these agreements were formed to take unfair advantage of slave labor.
Tom Johnson

Nashville, IN

#17 Jan 25, 2008
Office of Mitch D wrote:
Superior Essex Inc. said it will close its wire manufacturing plant in Vincennes as part of a restructuring and shift the work to plants in Tennessee and Mexico, the Vincennes Sun-Commercial reported. By the end of the year, 250 workers will lose their jobs. The positions, many of which paid $14 to $15 an hour, are a key driver of the economy in the southwestern Indiana town. The wire- and cable-making giant is headquartered in Atlanta.
Great Dane Trailers said it would lay off 75 workers at its truck trailer manufacturing plant in Terre Haute after initially saying the plant would avoid the action, according to The Tribune-Star of Terre Haute. The company earlier this month laid off 130 at its plant in nearby Brazil. Great Dane, based in Savannah, Ga., has 500 workers in Terre Haute and 1,000 in Brazil. The action was blamed on weakened traffic for hauling goods used in the softening housing and automotive markets.
Delphi Corp. laid off 75 production workers across at its Electronics & Safety unit in Kokomo due to slowing sales of the electronic auto parts the plant assembles. The Troy, Mich., company has 1,800 hourly workers and 2,300 salaried employees in Kokomo, according to the Kokomo Tribune.
Weakened traffic, have you seen the amount of truck traffic on our roads and highways, who they trying to kid. They want Slave labor.
Tom Johnson

Nashville, IN

#18 Jan 25, 2008
justme wrote:
Thanks to all who supported and helped pass NAFTA!
Of course now, GWB wants to expand our so-called FREE-TRADE programs!
Contrary to what Al Gore argued with Ross Perot back in the early 90's...yes, it's called a "Giant Sucking Sound" of jobs going elsewhere.
Bill Clinton signed NAFTA during his first administration. All Politicians love these agreements, but who can figure out why
Tom Johnson

Nashville, IN

#19 Jan 25, 2008
Bryan wrote:
Sad to hear this. Where was their so called union to protect their jobs? I'd be upset if I was wasting money for a union to not to protect my job.
Whatever makes you think the union has any control over management decisions. Union agreements only cover working conditions and wages during the life of the agreement, has no control over anything else.
You have apparently never been involved with unions
Tom Johnson

Nashville, IN

#20 Jan 25, 2008
Unions wrote:
How's that high school education working for you?
That's Sick

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