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Old 06-25-2015, 03:30 PM   #1
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Delayed build due to summer shut down.

We got the bad news today. What should have been a six week build will now be pushed back to eight or more weeks due to the summer shut down at the plant.
We have a trip planned with the old beast for mid July so it looks as though the new Surveyor will not be picked up until late July. 😳
This is disappointing news to say the least. But, we have no control over it. We will have to make some reservations for Fall trips.


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Old 06-26-2015, 07:35 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear! Know if it's a company wide thing? Also waiting for my unit to be built.
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Old 06-26-2015, 07:50 PM   #3
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Summer shut down for?

I ask because I find it some what unusual.

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Old 06-26-2015, 07:52 PM   #4
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I don't think it's too uncommon for factories to have shut downs for a week or two... At least not around here.
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Old 06-26-2015, 08:06 PM   #5
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I don't think it's too uncommon for factories to have shut downs for a week or two... At least not around here.
True - several companies shut down for a time in the summer and winter. Saves a lot of production disruption by shutting the entire plant down.
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Old 06-26-2015, 08:11 PM   #6
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Ah, I know the Kit MFG that once made travel trailers and Mobil homes not far from my work was year around unless winter weather caused a back log for shipping them out.
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Old 06-26-2015, 08:58 PM   #7
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The glass factories around here used to have planned shutdowns. They gave employees the time off and used the time for maintenance of the lines.
It's just bad timing for us.


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Old 06-26-2015, 09:08 PM   #8
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[QUOTE=Ford Idaho;905811]Summer shut down for?

Camping for course!
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Old 06-26-2015, 09:24 PM   #9
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The plants are typically shut down the week of July 4 and the week of Christmas to give an opportunity for family time.
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Old 06-27-2015, 09:52 AM   #10
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Maintenance and inventory. Inventory required by law so most companies do maintenance at this time also. I worked for Timken 38 years and the week of the 4th of July is shutdown every year.
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