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relocation due to plant closure

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Dalton092, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. Feb 22, 2015 at 10:02 PM
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    Dalton092

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    I live in Pineville, Louisiana and work for Dresser inc building safety and safety relief valves, they recently told us the plant will be closing in the next year or so, and beings I aint but 22 years old, im probably going to move out of state and try something different than living in the same old place. Anybody have any good suggestions? I really want to move where its a decent amount of snow in the winter time, because I've always wanted a white Christmas, and partially because I've recently gotten a Siberian husky pup, and I think shed like it where it was cold to. Any help would be appreciated people!!!
     
  2. Feb 22, 2015 at 10:03 PM
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    go east. stay east.
     
  3. Feb 22, 2015 at 10:04 PM
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    Snowman I have a problem for your solution…

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    Haha you will regret the snow wish when you have to shovel snow every day, trust me haha
    That and pay heating bills.
     
  4. Feb 22, 2015 at 10:10 PM
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    only problem with east is I've never been one for big city life, and I don't think ill mind the snow. lol. and I would just be replacing heating bills with cooling bills. apparently you've never heard of Louisiana weather, if you don't like it, just wait and it'll change. [​IMG]
     
  5. Feb 22, 2015 at 10:14 PM
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    Didnt GE buyout Dresser?
     
  6. Feb 22, 2015 at 10:17 PM
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    Yessir! that's the sorry sap suckers that are closing the place. Its still considered dresser inc for all extensive purposes though. That's what our paychecks say anyhow.
     
  7. Feb 22, 2015 at 10:18 PM
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    That might be why the plant is closing. GE has a thing for cheap Mexican labor to manufacture their products. Of course this could be why their appliances suck. Stupid NAFTA crap. :mad:

    OP, do you speak Spanish? :rolleyes:
     
  8. Feb 22, 2015 at 10:19 PM
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    right but is GE going to continue to sell the valves and meters under a different name plate? And will the continue support on current products? Been hard to find information on it.
     
  9. Feb 22, 2015 at 10:21 PM
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    lol, naw I don't. And that's the thing that gets us all. They aren't moving it somewhere cheaper, they are moving it to Jacksonville, Florida. But there isn't anything we can do at this point.
     
  10. Feb 22, 2015 at 10:25 PM
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    No, itll still be under the dresser name because that's just what the customers recognize our product as. They bought us out 4 years ago, they just have let us be up untill now.
     
  11. Feb 22, 2015 at 10:26 PM
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    you work for Dresser company m3bassman?
     
  12. Feb 22, 2015 at 10:26 PM
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    Well at least they are keeping it in the US. Too many manufacturing jobs are being lost because big companies are moving their factories where the cheapest labor is. Labor unions have been at least partially responsible for this happening.
     
  13. Feb 22, 2015 at 10:28 PM
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    I can attest to that, our union didn't try and do anything to keep the job here, just tried to secure the older groups retirement and whatnot.
     
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    Move to Boston, all the snow you will ever want. GE sucks. they moved/moving the plants in Wisconsin to china, they built/sppt the medical imaging line there. bunch of fuck heads.
     
  15. Feb 22, 2015 at 10:30 PM
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    teneighty I'd rather be skiing...

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    If I could live anywhere, Utah!

    Snow is the best and would never live anywhere without winter! Just make sure you like it OP before you make that decision
     
  16. Feb 22, 2015 at 10:31 PM
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    yea they are, they screwing 400 family's out of jobs.
     
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    no i do not. im working on a project where some Dresser products were spec'd out.
     
  18. Feb 22, 2015 at 10:34 PM
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    All my family that has traveled abroad has said Utah, and that is one that is weighing heavy on my mind to visit before they close the plant, to maybe start a job hunt. Anybody know of any good places to work out that way, and know how the snow is out there?
     
  19. Feb 22, 2015 at 10:34 PM
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    Get on some of the job search engines like Monster.com, CareerBuilder.com etc. type up a resume, post it and go to where the best opportunity is.

    Don't limit yourself only to what you have done. Look for opportunities to learn new skills so you can become a more valuable asset to a potential employer. ;)
     
  20. Feb 22, 2015 at 10:39 PM
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    Thanks for the advice there buddy, haven't really had to job hunt much. Got the job I have now right out of school, and I had family that helped me get on out there, so it wasn't a big ordeal.
     

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