Thursday, March 3, 2016

Mass layoffs coming to former Greensboro Lorrliard plant

24 to 12 machines

Newport gone to Winston Salem

Minor brands coming in

Inferior, un-used machinery 
being replaced as superior first tier production infrastructure
is boxed up and transported out of Greensboro's facility

It wasn't the employees or the mechanical assets, 
but the brand

Newport is gone, along with the profitability 
which supported high unionized wages

Reidsville operations in jeopardy as well

Greensboro's tax base is fucked without the revenue
to support the property tax income

We have been sold a bridge
by our local non-investigatory, sold out media outlets
and our elected leadership and their financial supporters
who suck out everyone else's money from City slush funds