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Miss_cleo
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Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 9:21 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Avon Automotive closing: Coping with the loss of more than a 100 jobs.
Posted: 3/27/2007

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A Northern Michigan town deals with the looming loss of more than a 100 jobs this summer.
In early February Avon Automotive announced it could no longer keep the plant open and was moving to Mexico.
At a townhall meeting in Manton in Wexford county tonight, state representatives talked to people about the impact of the plant closing on the area and what options those laid off have.
At least 100 workers at Avon Automotive will lose their jobs beginning in May because of the slumping auto industry.
Up to 40 non-automotive jobs may move to the Cadillac plant.
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Johnlodge
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Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 9:30 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Nice Avon. Well, this isn't the first factory they've moved out of country in order to find cheap labor.

Air Ducts
Manton, Michigan, USA

Assemblies
Juarez, Mexico

Coolant/Heater Hose
Orizaba, Mexico
Rudnik, Czech Republic

Fuel Hose
Barcelona, Spain
Cadillac, Michigan, USA
Vannes, France

Injected Rubber
Vannes, France

Misc Rubber Hoses
Cadillac, Michigan, USA
Mumbai, India

Molded Rubber
Manton, Michigan, USA

Multi-extruded hose in advanced polymers
Barcelona, Spain

Plastic blow molded products
Vannes, France

Sales & Engineering Offices
Cadillac, Michigan, USA
Hanover, Germany
Paris, France

Spare part production of coolant hose
Beaulieu-les-loches, France

Vacuum hoses/pipes
Tondela, Portugal

Vibration Management Systems
Chippenham, UK
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Dialh4hipster
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Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 9:34 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Affecting, with an a.
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Miss_cleo
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Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 9:38 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

yes, I see my mistake, I am so sorry it offends you
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Defendbrooklyn
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Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 9:44 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

dialhfor cool guy...

Nice use of the mighty comma.
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Danny
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Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 10:09 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Screw them! They just gave up on Michigan.
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Urbanize
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Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 10:44 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Who hasn't gave up on Michigan?

WEll at least were still home to the largest Cereal Brand in the world.
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Ghetto_butterfly
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Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 10:49 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Johnlodge, most of the examples you listed are not good examples because it shows that many of these companies opened locations in France, Germany and other EC countries, where labor most definitely is not cheaper than in Michigan.
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Trainman
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Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2007 - 11:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Not just Detroit, but Livonia.

Livonia lost SMART because of poor leadership in Lansing which does not care about workers and family values. It's time for Granholm to leave our state and take her illegal DARTA with her. This agreement violated union jobs and cost SMART the bus contract in Livonia.

DARTA supporters came to Livonia and stated that SMART does not need any state funds to operate which made many residents very angry.

So, they all went to vote NO to defeat Wal-Mart and not SMART because they wanted to Stay SMART and not become stupid.

http://savethefueltax.tripod.c om/remain3.html
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Gistok
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Posted on Friday, March 30, 2007 - 2:09 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

LOL... we knew that was coming.... :-)
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Craig
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Posted on Friday, March 30, 2007 - 2:27 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The short answer is that what many of us do is a commodity, and the price of commodities always shoots through the floor when there's an abundance. The solution is...
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Exmotowner
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Posted on Friday, March 30, 2007 - 9:12 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

No its not just affecting Detroit! Saturn is closing in Spring Hill, TN. too!
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Miss_cleo
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Posted on Friday, March 30, 2007 - 9:45 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Another one:


Emmet County Plant Closing
Posted: 3/29/2007


About 100 workers will lose their jobs when a northern Michigan plant closes this year. Continental Structural Plastics plans to close its plant in Petoskey in Emmet county, and move to its other plants in Ohio and Louisiana. The company's vice president says freight issues are the main reason behind the closure. He says auto assembly plants are moving south and the government hasn't done anything to stop the trend. Auto companies don't want to pay expensive freight costs so suppliers like Continental Structural Plastic have to be closer. He says no date has been set for the closing but it will be before the end of the year. The company operates six other plants and some employees could be moved to positions there.
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Jt1
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Posted on Friday, March 30, 2007 - 9:50 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It always stinks when people lose their jobs but it seems it would be more difficult for the families in smaller communties since there is a smaller pool of business and industry to find a replacement job.

While unemployment is way too high statewide many in SE Michigan can find something else. I would suspect that many of these workers will be forced to relocate their families and lives.

This state is in trouble state wide. Our 'leaders' in Lansing need to start working together because the partisan politics is not doing a damn thing.
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Gannon
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Posted on Friday, March 30, 2007 - 10:01 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

...be unique, entrepreneurial, and SELL STUFF that people cannot get anywhere else...to the entire world.

But stay here, because we've got the Spirit.


Spirit of Detroit, suited up for the game
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Dds
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Posted on Friday, March 30, 2007 - 12:33 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hate to break it to you, but that's a Red Wings Jersey. It's Saginaw that has the Spirit.


Saginaw Spirit
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Cambrian
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Posted on Friday, March 30, 2007 - 12:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"No its not just affecting Detroit! Saturn is closing in Spring Hill, TN. too!"

Actually I just read in AutoBeat Daily that Spring Hill will be getting a new chevy cross over vehicle for the 09 Model Year. They will close this summer for an 18 month Change over.

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