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Old 03-09-2013, 12:19 PM   #1
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Reese moving production to Mexico?

I don't have a Reese hitch, but I just read on another forum that there is a strong possibility that Reese is moving to Mexico with a resulting loss of about 450 jobs

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Old 03-09-2013, 12:43 PM   #2
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It's a damn same... nothing surprises me anymore.

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Old 03-09-2013, 01:36 PM   #3
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Report: Cequent Workers Accept Closure Deal February 23, 2013 by RV Business 1 Comment Cequent workers protest outside the Goshen, Ind., plant United Steelworkers Local 9550 voted Friday (Feb. 22) to accept what union representatives are calling a retention bonus from Cequent Performance Products, according to a report by the Goshen News. Mike O’Brien, director of United Steelworkers Sub District 4, said the union will not be going to arbitration. Cequent parent company Trimas Corp. announced in November it would lay off 450 workers at the Goshen, Ind., Cequent plant. Company officials said they were moving the facility’s operations to Reynosa, Mexico, to cut down on shipping costs since it has other plants in Texas and Mexico. The “retention bonus” amounts to a $3.5 million package with another month of insurance for workers and “a payment of $500 for those on the low end with less than a year in seniority to $36,000 for the top end and it depends on how long the others have been there. They will be paid within that range,” O’Brien said. Cequent officials plan to close the Goshen plant at the end of this year. The first layoffs were set to take place Friday. The work force will be down to half after July, and the plant will remain open and operating until December.

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Old 03-09-2013, 01:42 PM   #4
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Well appareently the story is true and all too familar.

Is their Indiana production plant close to your town?
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:59 PM   #5
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I would not be surprised, here we lost all our textile jobs to Mexico & all the furniture jobs to China. 10s of thousands of jobs the city near by was at well over 20% unemployment a little better now on paper but many have moved away or just given up........................... sad to see all the empty buildings or lots where they once stood.......

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Old 03-09-2013, 02:18 PM   #6
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The solution is smile stop buying from other countries unless it is just not available with a made in the USA label, I practise this all the time now, made in Canada or made in the USA you can always find what your looking for although it might be a little more but not always, you have to be wary of food now too check the bar codes

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Thanks for the heads up on the UPC code numbering - I usually look at the label, but never the UPC code.
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:24 PM   #8
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just so everyone knows one of the facilities is just a few miles from the Goshen Rally
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:09 PM   #9
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Get used to it. Many Canadian factories have moved to the USA due to unfair subsidies.
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I guess I am glad that I did not buy a Reese.

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