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Old 10-13-2008, 05:28 PM
 
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So GM is closing the metal stamping plants in GR. 1400 high end jobs gone by mid 09. GR is not going to be much better than Detroit in a year or so.
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Old 10-13-2008, 06:00 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Oh, hi! You're back I see, spouting drivel and hate against Michigan and Sarah Palin on another thread. You must be a lonely, bitter person.
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Old 10-13-2008, 06:51 PM
 
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Wow! What a Shock! People are not buying SUV's anymore, Its the end of the world! Most plants that are on the choping block... are actually placed in Idle stage. Just an example: My neighbor who works for Ford got laid off from the romeo truck plant, No surprise... The "news" reported that they are closing down the f-150 plant and X amount are getting laid off. I talked to my neighbor who has basically a 5 month paid vacation, and He said yes, I'm laid off until Jan. Then we are building a new small vehicle. Ford is completely retooling their north american factories, and so is GM. There is a MAJOR re-tooling going on from truck and suv's to small cars. Not surprising, because within 2 years... we went from Buying gas guzzlers to fuel efficient vehicles. So now the big 2.5 are playing catch up. Should they have seen the future??? Maybe, but americans were demanding BIGGER, until gas prices caught up. In a sick way the high gas is a good thing for the big 2.5.
If gas stays high, hopefully it will help develope new tech., and it might be more cost effective to build here (U.S.)
JT
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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So GM is closing the metal stamping plants in GR. 1400 high end jobs gone by mid 09. GR is not going to be much better than Detroit in a year or so.
It's certainly not good.

Grand Rapids is still doing OK. Sorry if you don't believe it, but it's true.
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Old 10-13-2008, 09:18 PM
 
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The layoffs will not take affect till next year. The economy in Michigan will keep going down with more lay offs and more forclosures.
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Old 10-14-2008, 01:52 AM
Yac
 
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Guys, I have said it again but it seems I need to repeat myself: do not feed the trolls.
Thank you.
Yac.
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