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ST. THOMAS — The Ontario town that bills itself as the Railway Capital of North America survived the demise of the great railways. Perhaps that is why the 36,000 inhabitants of the Elgin County town are stoic about their latest challenge, the imminent closing of Ford’s St. Thomas Assembly Plant, located in the nearby hamlet of Talbotville. On Monday, the last of a 27-year-long line of Ford Crown Victorias will pass through the body shop. At the end of the shift, the workers in that department will put down their tools, clean up their workstations and walk out the factory’s main doors for the last time. On Tuesday, the paint shop crew will follow suit.
Originally posted by Dimithae
reply to post by hypr2011
Having been a former Ford employee, I can tell you they will close a plant at the drop of a hat. And thats after the union made all kinds of concessions for them. They want to pay people as cheaply as possible but don't stop to think ...if everyone is making low wages, how are they to afford paying for the cars Ford makes? People will buy used cars and cheap cars they can afford if they make low wages. Or even just plain do without one.
I really doubt if Ford cares what its doing to a community just like all the other big 3. Sorry to hear its happening to you guys too.
Originally posted by metaldemon2000
Pretty soon Ontario will be a slave wage state.
Originally posted by Dbriefed
Western countries are exporting their way of life,