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Old 05-19-2018, 12:42 AM   #43
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Originally Posted by Druff View Post
When we took the Thor tours last summer, the guide told us they would hire 500 breathing people tomorrow if they walked in the door. Every place you drove past in Elkhart had the same signs out front. The workers know they will not be let go so they don't care at all.
I took the tours last week - the signs are still up all over town. At 4:30 in the afternoon, Burger King was locked and drive-thru only was available - they said they can't hire enough people to man the counters inside. I had spoken a couple of times last month to one of Thor's Sales Advisors. When I mentioned him to our tour guide, he said the guy was no longer with Thor; he had taken a bonus and better pay to move across town to a competitor. According to the TV news report about Elkhart last month, that is happening to all of the manufacturers now on a regular basis.

We were amazed at all the building going on in Indiana and southern Michigan; warehouses and manufacturing facilities going up everywhere. Then, we crossed back into our depressing economic disaster area called Illinois and saw a grand total of two buildings under construction as we traveled from Chicago to the St. Louis area on I-55. We now lead the U.S. in people moving away from the state.
Wayne & Jo Roe
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