Panasonic closing Peachtree City plant; 500 jobs lost
There are 17 comments on the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution story from Sep 6, 2008, titled Panasonic closing Peachtree City plant; 500 jobs lost. In it, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that:
Panasonic's car stereo manufacturing plant in Peachtree City will close by the end of next year, resulting in the loss of 500 jobs, a company spokesman said Friday.
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#1 Sep 6, 2008
When is the government going to stop the loss of our jobs to foreign companies? I worked for pasa for 18 years and now I am losing my job. This country is in a depession and Mexico is reaping the benefits.
#2 Sep 29, 2008
Dude, Panasonic is a foreign company that had a plant here.
#3 Oct 3, 2008
Do you know who the plant manager is in Peachtree City or in Reynosa, we are interested in buying their surplus equipment, thank you
#4 Oct 5, 2008
panasonic, particularly this one, relies on the automotive industry. if the u.s. auto industry suffers, then all businesses connected to it will also suffer. that's life. it sux.
if you want a communistic approach to government controlled economics, well, you are living in the wrong part of the world.
Prague, Czech Republic
#5 Dec 1, 2008
But Panasonic Car stereo was a very good product to sell here in Europe ;)
#6 Jan 12, 2009
I work for them in Southfield, the company is extremely unorganized and a joke.
#7 Jan 23, 2009
They have a mixture of US (mostly GM) and "transplant" Japanese OEM customers.
All the free-trade lovers need to realize that the only country with open boarders is the US... and we are getting screwed for it. Every other country has some protectionist policy. There is no reason that the circuit boards (highly automated, low labor content) could not be made in the US and still be competitive.
#8 Jan 29, 2009
Mad is correct...the U.S. has the most open trade policy in the world and we are getting taken advantage of. Politicians know this is happening and look the other way because it benefits big business and Wall St.(big political donors). Japan, Korea and China have built their countries on the back of the American worker and it finally has caught up to us. Short of taking to the streets (which is a good idea also) we need to WAKE UP and start letting our politicians know how we feel. you can email your local politician and even the President - find their website and DO IT. You may not think they see it but better believe staff reads these things and summarizes to the politicians. We do have the power but need to get off our but and do something. Instead of watching that stupid reality show - TONIGNT - EMAIL YOUR LOCAL CONGRESSPERSON!!!!!!!!!
#9 Feb 6, 2009
A site that might help you send faxes and phone calls is NumbersUSA. Take a look.
#10 Feb 11, 2009
You are losing your job because of the industry and its problems, for $2.50 an hour that a Mexican employee gets paid you think Mexico is reaping the benefits??? I don't think so. Check with your upper management, and see who will really reap this benefits!
#11 Feb 23, 2009
no surplus equipment for sale... all testing and production equipments are being sent to mexico, even chairs, tables, etc.
#12 Apr 20, 2009
we do have a plant in Czech, Pardubice for EU...
#13 May 4, 2009
too bad the panasonic facility closed on randall rd
i got set up with three interviews with them and they couldnt hire me
too bad when the entire company folds
best buy will fold and go to korea
circuit city is closed
oh well when stupid is good enough theres always nothing adios
Johannesburg, South Africa
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#15 Mar 13, 2012
Obama is such a lying idiot. Now he's talking like a totally different president just to get re-elected! Now he says we need to bring American jobs back home. HE'S RIGHT but he's also a 2 faced liar that speaks out of both sides of his towel head muslim mouth!
#16 Mar 13, 2012
At the Maquiladoras here in Chihuahua the laborer make about $80 to $90 a week. I do not understand how they make it on these wages because everything other then rent costs so much more then in the USA contrary to popular belief in the USA. Want to see for yourself. The Wal-Mart everyday is packed with Mexican people from across the border shopping as things at the Wal-mart in most cases are nearly or more then double.
The big companies in the United States are shooting themselves in the foot. Their biggest consumer of American cars is middle America and their companies were built on the backbones of these working Americans. At the rate they are farming the jobs out at low pay, in the future who is going to buy their cars?
Mexico does not let anyone set up shop here without a good chunk to help pay for their corrupt government. So even here as in the USA and in China the people are getting screwed while the fat cats in Government and big business are rakeing it in. But this cannot happen forever.
#17 Mar 13, 2012
I meant to say the Wal-Mart in El Paso, Texas is cheaper then Wal-Marts in Mexico. I am sure it is the same all over Mexico from what I have heard.
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