Sunday, December 04, 2005

Ford Plant Reaction

It is always sad when a plant closes. The impact is felt throughout the entire community. If the Ford Motor Company decides to go through with their plant of closing the St. Paul Ford Plant, it would be a huge loss to Minnesota. If it does close, we must ask ourselves if Minnesota did everything it could to keep the plant from closing.

In a meeting some weeks back with Ford executives, several of Minnesota's politicians tried to persuade Ford from closing the plant. In attendance were Gov. Pawlenty, Sen. Coleman and Mayor-Elect Coleman. I would have expected Rep. McCollum and Sen. Dayton to have been there.

Ironic isn't it?

Those who get the support from the unions did not show attend the meeting while those who get very little to no support from the unions ran the meeting.

2 Comments:

At 2:03 PM, Blogger lloydletta said...

I don't think a state bailout is the way to do this. Look at what happened to the Northwest Mechanics.

 
At 7:53 AM, Blogger Kevin from Minneapolis said...

Who said anything about a state bailout? I think it is a chance to make the Ford plant into sometype of ethanol facility. That would be great for everyone.

 

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