Questions remain with Carriage House
The noise level should return to normal next week for residents who live in the area of the Carriage House facility on Talcott Street in the city of Dunkirk.
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#1 Nov 25, 2012
As many of you in the community know, Carriage House ceased operations last week in order for potential buyers to tour the facility in Dunkrk. Neither potential buyer was impressed noting the following:
The average age of the employees is 47 82% of the employees have an education of a HS Diploma, GED or less.
A review of city finance revealed keeping operations in Dunkirk would result in paying 53% more in taxes than they would in Kentucky
As one potential buyer put it "I just don't see how keeping this plant here is economically feasible, you're showing us a plant in the middle of the ghetto, dilapted buildings and houses,high crime rate, poor housing, deteriorating bridges and roads and you want us to pay a kings ransom compared to what we would pay else where, I just don't see it."
Both buyers agreed that bringing in potential vendors and business associates as customers would be a tough sell and as one put it "an embarrassment" given the current appearance of the city.
Both potential buyers agreed the tax rates and fees make it irrational to keep the facility operaing.
#2 Nov 25, 2012
Well well. Looks like the end of the road for 400 employees. hahahahaha
#3 Nov 25, 2012
Well we want them jobs down here,we dont do what them there union people did to them hostess and twinkie folks. Ya all come on down ya here.
#4 Nov 25, 2012
As much as I agree that the business climate in Dunkirk -- and New York State as a whole -- is wretched, the original post is quite obviously a work of fiction.
#5 Nov 25, 2012
"Carraige House Management" is full of sh-t.
#6 Nov 28, 2012
ConAgra to require IQ test of all employees..400 people to be fired...
#7 Nov 29, 2012
Channel 7 is filming outside of Carriage house on Newton this second.
#8 Nov 30, 2012
Conagra fire them all.
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