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Job cuts coming at Hino factory

February 5, 2013

WILLIAMSTOWN —Hino Motors Manufacturing USA is expecting to make employee cuts to the Williamstown plant following lower than expected sales, an official said Monday....

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Feb-05-13 8:09 PM

Actually, the article says the decrease in production is temporary. They didn't say they would bring back the temps when they resumed full production. Also, starting out as a temp is the only way to get hired on at Hino so don't discredit those who are temporary workers. Even when they do bring tem back it's no guarantee that it will be the same people. Temporary employee doesn't mean seasonal like it does lots of other places.

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Feb-05-13 4:00 PM

Temporary employees temporarily layed off, read the article!

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Feb-05-13 1:56 PM

When they were making 37 trucks a day they were working mandatory 10 hour days those 5 days and would thrown in a mandatory saturday or two as well. They told employees that they were too far behind on orders and that the customers were waiting too long and that was the reason for the overtime. They also like to tell everyone that every truck built was already sold. If that's the case then why didn't they see that they didn't need this many trucks ahead of time to have properly adjusted the assembly schedule to prevent lay offs. The sales forecast was way off and it makes me wonder if they won't announce full time employee layoffs next.

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Feb-05-13 12:35 PM

oops sorry, i meant morningperson

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Feb-05-13 12:33 PM

READINGON, glad you are not running a company.

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Feb-05-13 11:39 AM

Freightliner just laid off 2100 workers due to "NO" truck sales as well. As I lay down to sleep, tell me more about the great recovery that never existed daddy.

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Feb-05-13 11:33 AM

The increase in production was to stock a few trucks on each of the 135 dealers lots.

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Feb-05-13 11:31 AM

You don't cut staff just because of one bad quarter.

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Feb-05-13 11:28 AM

Hino has a contracted security guard service. Maybe some of the soon to be laid off employees would like the opportunity to provide these guard services instead of the high price being paid to the present contracted security guard company. The duties of the guards at Hino are pretty simple and would not require much training at all. Just a thought...

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Feb-05-13 11:11 AM

"The Williamstown plant saw an increase in production throughout 2012 with as many as 37 trucks built a day with a five-day work week, the highest capacity for the facility since it opened in 2007, the company announced in late June."

Bad quarter. Glad Harleyrider is not my broker.

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Feb-05-13 10:26 AM

Welcome to the Obama economy!!! You voted for it America.

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Feb-05-13 9:47 AM

So it begins!!!

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