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When your town gets kicked in the balls, economically speaking...

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by OnTheRiver, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member



    1,100 jobs gone, with another 300 teetering.
  2. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    That sucks. When I was in college, we'd drive through Evansville on the way to Florida for spring break. Seems like every year we'd hit it just as the Whirlpool plant changed shifts. It used to take forever to get through there.
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    The Findlay newspaper thread breathes a sigh of relief.
  4. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Dang, that stinks. But it sounds like that plant was at borrowed time for a while, unfortunately. The link shows that at its peak, Whirlpool employed nearly 10,000 people in Evansville.
  5. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Ugh. Reminds me of when RCA left Bloomington, once the "color TV capital of the world."
  6. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Well, at least when plants left Bloomington, they left something to remember them by (mostly, toxic waste).

  7. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    Wow. That's awful.
  8. Shark_Juumper

    Shark_Juumper Member


    Any vendors or supporting businesses expected to go under because of this?
  9. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    You know my dad's engineering firm does a lot of business at GE. I should call and see what's up.
  10. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    1,100 people lose jobs in a town that size, the ripples become a tsunami.
  11. MacDaddy

    MacDaddy Active Member

    Off topic: When I called up the story the photo galleries on the right side of the page had "car in river" and "Ted Kennedy" next to each other. This amused me.
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