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60,000 Manufacturing Plants Closed Since 2001

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posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 08:27 AM
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a reply to: hounddoghowlie

...yea, that's a bit too much. Thanks for bursting my bubble, it was needed.




posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 08:33 AM
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everybody loves to hate Unions but when the Unions were strong so was America. So here's more of you got what you wanted how do you like it.



posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 08:45 AM
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I'm a little confused with these numbers.

4.2 Million jobs lost as a result of:
60,000 plants closed

4.2M [jobs] / 60000 [plants] = 70,000 [jobs / plant]


edit on 17-6-2015 by charolais because: typo



posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 08:59 AM
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a reply to: charolais

Your math is off, it is 70 per plant.



posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 01:36 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
Hah. Totally ignore the info.

You must be a jokster 😢😢

"60,000 plants closed"

"Manufacturing is everywhere!"
edit on 6/17/2015 by onequestion because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 01:58 PM
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originally posted by: MichiganSwampBuck

originally posted by: dreamingawake
Exactly what the TPP is set to do with more job losses. All the while there's a cry for $15.00 an hour and or living wages due to the downturn in the economy, etc. Goodluck there if the bill passes companies will have to move factories overseas to compete or go out of business. Why pay Americans $15.00 an hour or even min wage in some places when you can pay workers in other countries overseas 75 cents?


I agree with your concerns about the TPP deal. It could be the final nail in our economic coffin.

I just got laid off from a plastics shop that manufactured and assembled parts that could be done much cheaper in Mexico or China, but they were here, a mere 20 minutes away. Too bad I was employed through a staffing service or I could still be working right now. So, even though it is slightly off topic, the temporary employment agencies are part of this growing problem by being a temporary stop gap measure.

They will rotate their laid off workers around to another crappy shop soon (I hope) but I can't afford to find out. I may have to take a crappier job, but at least I'll be displacing some third world competition, if I can find such a job at any rate. Probably have to go through some other parasitic employment agency and have them suck off my paychecks only to get laid off again in a couple of months. Growing up in the hay day of Detroit's auto industry has given me high expectations like having a job I can keep, earn a living wage and then retire. Job security is certainly a thing of the past in the U.S.A.


Here's a few openings but you'd have to move to Texas,

jobs.monster.com...

Good luck,

All My Best,

STM



posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 02:15 PM
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a reply to: seentoomuch

Wouldn't it be nice if the entire country just moved to Texas?



posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 02:19 PM
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a reply to: onequestion

No worries, we need skilled people with experience. And in case you didn't notice Texas has plenty of room.

STM

ETA:

Here's a manufacturing plant expanding here from Spain?

Source: fuelfix.com...=0


A Spanish steel company is planning to bring more wind power to Texas by building a new manufacturing plant in the Panhandle.

GRI Renewable Industries, the industrial wind division of Gonvarri Steel Industries, said it intends to build a wind tower manufacturing plant in Amarillo that would employ 300 people and build 400 towers a year.

Final tax incentive details are still being worked out with the Economic Development Corporation of Amarillo Texas, according to the company. But Gov. Greg Abbott confirmed that the state is offering a Texas Enterprise Fund grant of $1.85 million.

GRI Renewable CEO Javier Imaz said in the announcement that the plant is expected to be operational by late 2016.

“With this new factory in the U.S. market, GRI will utilize its experience and know-how as a leading global supplier of wind towers,” Imaz said in a prepared statement. “We initially considered locations in several states as a part of our business strategy to serve the U.S. wind industry. Our decision to select Amarillo included key factors such as the pro-business environment in the state of Texas, Amarillo’s favorable geographical location and good workforce, as well as a package of state and local incentives.”

Gonvarri formed GRI Renewable Industries in 2008 and it currently has 10 manufacturing plants in Spain, Brazil, China, Turkey, India and South Africa that manufacture and supply wind towers and flanges to the wind energy industry worldwide.

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posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 02:30 PM
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a reply to: seentoomuch

Awesome!

Great industry to bring as well!



posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 03:08 PM
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originally posted by: onequestion
You must be a jokster 😢😢


No, the real jokester is the one who complains day in and day out about how cruddy his career prospects are and does nothing to change their paradigm. Know anyone like that?

I could take ANYONE with me on my daily travels throughout the northeast and introduce them to many plant managers who cannot find good/qualified help.



posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 03:33 PM
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a reply to: onequestion

That there friends is the side effects of bad policies of the Clinton administration, add the legacy of the Bush years and Obama and hell we are lucky to still be a standing nation.




posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 03:37 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Why don't those plant managers create some entry level positions and get some people trained up then?



posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 03:39 PM
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originally posted by: onequestion
Why don't those plant managers create some entry level positions and get some people trained up then?


You think they have not already done that?

Very few people want to do 'factory' work, even for $60-70,000 a year.



posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 03:41 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Yeah right in PA people are lined up out of the doors trying to get into the few factories left.

I don't believe you.



posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 03:43 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Isn't the main problem filling those positions based on drug tests, background checks, and financial checks?? In Texas? I remember reading a article years ago that they had to close a refinery because no one in the area could jump the hoops required to get hired?



posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 03:44 PM
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a reply to: onequestion

Who gives a crap if you believe me or not? You are happy grousing on the internet about your lousy employment prospects.

Anyone who is serious about making a career change (manufacturing/industrial sales) and lives in the northeast can U2U me and I will try and make some introductions.



posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 03:45 PM
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a reply to: LDragonFire

He's not telling the truth or his perspective is wrong. There's tons of people out there looking for work that are willing to do this jobs. The managers are choosing not to hire from their pool of applicants because they don't want to train people or because of the reasons you list above.



posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 03:46 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

I don't have lousy employment prospects I have fantastic emote ent prospect now that I moved out of PA.

Stop making this about me.

You don't know what your saying just admit it.



posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 03:46 PM
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originally posted by: LDragonFire
Isn't the main problem filling those positions based on drug tests, background checks, and financial checks??


For the manufactuirng jobs, since they are generally aerospace, medical and firearms, drug tests will be required.

For sales jobs credit is required since you have to manage expense and sample accounts.

A background check is typically required for both.



posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 03:46 PM
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originally posted by: onequestion
You don't know what your saying just admit it.


No, I have no clue what I am talking about, I only deal with manufactures EVERY DAY I go to work.



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