Westside litho paperboard plant to close, costing 161 jobs

Jan 16, 2014 Full story: The Indianapolis Star 10

The Stamford, Conn.-based packaging company said today that it has too much capacity in its litho paperboard plants and needs to shut the Indianapolis site on South Belmont Avenue.

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velogeezer

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Jan 16, 2014
Outsourcing those jobs to China no doubt. How long are we Americans going to stand for this b.s. before we riot in the streets?
whocares

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Jan 16, 2014
Riot away. I'll look for you on the news.
The Republican Voice

United States

#3 Jan 16, 2014
This is no big deal,it's only 161 jobs. Our Republican Governor and ex-congressman Mike Pence has said in just a few weeks into his term he has created hundreds of jobs. These people will find a job within hours of their last day at the plant--if they're not lazy. As a congressman and now as our governor,Republican Mike Pence has worked HARD for this state. This is why we're a few steps ahead of the Philippines in job creation. Paper products are so 1920.......What is needed in today's economy is a hat factory. Hats are the answer to our woes. Hats are in demand. There will always be another McDonald's restaurant developed that will provide good wages and great jobs for the citizens of this great state. And the good thing is many workers at such restaurants wear hats. That is job creation. That is forward thinking. That spells success for Indiana.

This closure also serves to remind us that high wages for workers is killing our country. We need to lower wages.$1.65 an hour is a good wage. You can own a home,drive a decent automobile,send your children to college,and save for an earnest retirement on such a wage.

I'm just glad this closure will not inconvenience the stockholders of this company.
velogeezer

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Jan 16, 2014
The Republican Voice wrote:
This is no big deal,it's only 161 jobs. Our Republican Governor and ex-congressman Mike Pence has said in just a few weeks into his term he has created hundreds of jobs. These people will find a job within hours of their last day at the plant--if they're not lazy. As a congressman and now as our governor,Republican Mike Pence has worked HARD for this state. This is why we're a few steps ahead of the Philippines in job creation. Paper products are so 1920.......What is needed in today's economy is a hat factory. Hats are the answer to our woes. Hats are in demand. There will always be another McDonald's restaurant developed that will provide good wages and great jobs for the citizens of this great state. And the good thing is many workers at such restaurants wear hats. That is job creation. That is forward thinking. That spells success for Indiana.
This closure also serves to remind us that high wages for workers is killing our country. We need to lower wages.$1.65 an hour is a good wage. You can own a home,drive a decent automobile,send your children to college,and save for an earnest retirement on such a wage.
I'm just glad this closure will not inconvenience the stockholders of this company.
Sarcasm, anyone?
Ralph

Bloomingdale, IN

#5 Jan 16, 2014
velogeezer wrote:
<quoted text>Sarcasm, anyone?
In this time of great economic prosperty, and abundent middle class wage jobs, what is 161 jobs except to those families impacted by job loss.
After all they "the government" are considering extending jobless unemployment benefits.
Government can not continue to print, print, print money, and have cash outflow grossly exceed income, and not expect a Weimar Republic crash.
Other then that, it is all good.
Moe

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Jan 16, 2014
We need a revolution to re-distribute the wealth in this country from the !%.

We need a French like revolution and the guillotine...then pikes set up with the riches heads on them at the entrance to every town.
Ralph

Bloomingdale, IN

#7 Jan 17, 2014
Da Home Moe wrote:
We need a revolution to re-distribute the wealth in this country from the !%.
We need a French like revolution and the guillotine...then pikes set up with the riches heads on them at the entrance to every town.
If you were lucky enough to redistribute the wealth of the 1%, you would end up poorer than you are today.
The question remains: How much does one have to earn to qualify as the 1%? How much property can be owned without having too much? Did you ever consider working and bring yourself up from the bottom, instead of expecting others to provide? Consider yourself too good to get your hands dirty?
velogeezer

Indianapolis, IN

#8 Jan 17, 2014
"too much capacity in its litho paperboard plants": why didn't the article mention where the OTHER plants are located? Mexico? China? Why, when you read these plant closing articles, it never mentions where the disappearing jobs are disappearing to. Could it be that the "job creators" don't want you to know. Could it be that The Indianapolis Star is a Republican rag?
Moe

Indianapolis, IN

#9 Jan 17, 2014
Ralph wrote:
<quoted text>If you were lucky enough to redistribute the wealth of the 1%, you would end up poorer than you are today.
The question remains: How much does one have to earn to qualify as the 1%? How much property can be owned without having too much? Did you ever consider working and bring yourself up from the bottom, instead of expecting others to provide? Consider yourself too good to get your hands dirty?
The French knew what to do with traitors and sympathizers. Off with their foolish heads too.
Ralph

Bloomingdale, IN

#10 Jan 17, 2014
Moe wrote:
<quoted text>
The French knew what to do with traitors and sympathizers. Off with their foolish heads too.
And after Marie told them to eat cake, since they had no bread.
And once again the question of what financially is considered to be the 1% is avoided.

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