Daimler Chrysler to lay off 1,300 workers

To set the proper mood, please click on the YouTube below before you read the rest of this post, especially beginning at the 2:28 mark!

During the 2012 campaign on March 8, with great fanfare, Obama made a visit to the Daimler-Chrysler Trucks North America factory in Mount Holly, NC, to trumpet the good news of the ECONOMIC RECOVERY.

In preparation for his highness’ visit, workers planted shrubs at the silver sign that displays the company’s name.

Mt Holly

Before an adoring audience of United Auto Workers members (see photo below), local dignitaries, local and national media and the trucking trade press, the POS congratulated Daimler on the production of its 1,000th Freightliner natural gas truck, and for adding 1,000 workers to the plant last year, many of whom had been laid off during the recession. He promised that the federal government will help communities that buy vehicles powered by alternative energy to “cut through the red tape and build fueling stations nearby.”

Mount Holly NC

Yesterday, FOTM received this email from a reader C.Y.:

“I work at the Daimler Chrysler/Detroit Diesel co. in Cambridge, Ohio. It was just announced to us at 1:45 p.m. EST that Daimler Chrysler trucks gave legal warning that 1300 employees would be laid-off in their U.S companies (Mt. Holly, NC, and another plant in Oregon). These employees were hired in the mid 2012 campaign year! Obama VISITED the Mt. Holly plant (with press coverage!) to tout his “recovering economy” & “jobs creation”!!!!!!!!!!

I can confirm what C.Y. wrote is true.

Emery P. Dalesio reports for the AP, Jan. 29, 2013:

Daimler Trucks North America said Tuesday it was warning thousands of workers that potentially large layoffs could be coming at manufacturing plants in North Carolina, South Carolina, Oregon and Mexico. The company said in a statement that it was notifying production workers about the layoffs two months in advance, in compliance with federal law.

Portland, Ore.-based Daimler Trucks employs about 20,000 workers building Freightliner and Western Star trucks, Thomas Built school buses, along with engines and parts. The unit is a division of Stuttgart, Germany-based Daimler AG.

It was a year ago that the company’s Freightliner long-distance truck plant in Cleveland said it would recall about 1,100 workers. The factory said it needed the manpower because demand in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand and South Africa was improving. Increased need for trucks indicated companies and consumers were buying more products and homes since “America moves on trucks,” Daimler Trucks chief operating officer Roger Nielsen said then.

But Daimler Trucks said last summer it had rehired only about half its stated goal for the Cleveland plant because demand had not materialized as forecast.

How are y’all liking the Obama Hope-‘n-Change?

FORWARD! — into the abyss!

Forward

~Eowyn

8 responses to “Daimler Chrysler to lay off 1,300 workers

  1. This is awful. Promises, promises.
    I know this is going to seem like small potatoes, but we just had a Jack in the Box and a Wendy’s close locally. I’m not totally sure why it happened, but I am watching this to see if it trends. There’s no reason why these two should have closed. They were always busy. But I think we may begin to see the effects of Obamacare in more ways this spring and summer, and by winter, there may be a lot more of this kind of thing. God help us.

  2. I’m often driving behind cars with Obama bumper stickers here in Massachusetts. Why why why didn’t they listen to the very clear warnings about giving this man a second term in office?

  3. go to page 56 and page 70 of this IRS Report and look at what Healthcare coverage will cost a family of 4 and 5….. how will the consumer driven economy react to this ?

    http://www.irs.gov/PUP/newsroom/REG-148500-12%20FR.pdf

  4. He’s bringing down this country ON PURPOSE!!!!!

    • Rush Limbaugh has been sounding that alarm since 2008. My question is why is nobody listening.

      My wife, being a trained chef, likes watching “Restaurant Impossible”. Almost every failing restaurant the host tries to help says their places started to decline in 2008. Does that date sound familiar? Of course, the host NEVER indulges in political economic analysis; we are left to do that ourselves.

      • I watch Restaurant Impossible and have noticed the restaurants all declined around 2008, too. The host/network doesn’t mention any political analysis because they also promote Moochelle’s garden/food police agenda as they’ve featured her several times on their shows. Agenda trumps facts, always the rule for the left.

    • Cloward-Piven strategy: crash the economy, declare a new non-inflated currency and martial law so we can have “social justice” and equal distribution of goodies given by left/liberal government, as some conspiracy-minded might say (not to mention running out of other people’s money and probably having another civil war or just lawless anarchy from societal collapse)

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