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ConAgra Closings Cause For Alarm

March 23, 2014

ConAgra’s announced closure of the former Carriage House plants in Dunkirk and Fredonia was an unwelcome jolt to every Chautauqua County resident last week....

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MarquessoQ

Mar-30-14 7:00 AM

David VA ... sorry I don't see any parallels to slavery at all. These jobs are likely being moved or relocated as a business decision. Should the company lose money and go out of business to save jobs specifically for people in Chautauqua County? Don't you see the irony when the Union Rep, who says he knew they were closing a year ago, seemingly takes no action and his only contribution is, after they finalize the move, sensationalize the situation by stating the doom and gloom that the workers would now go directly to welfare.

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DavidVA

Mar-24-14 12:29 PM

MarquessoQ wrote, "so tell me why, again, these business people can't spend their own money to buy and close down the plants? It's not pleasant by any means but we are all grown ups and need to accept the realities of business (and life) it seems to me."

This is the same type of argument the plantation owners made for slavery. Are you sure you want to go with this?

Are you saying there is no social contract, only dog-eat-dog? If so, you live in a world I prefer to avoid.

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MarquessoQ

Mar-24-14 5:43 AM

so tell me why, again, these business people can't spend their own money to buy and close down the plants? It's not pleasant by any means but we are all grown ups and need to accept the realities of business (and life) it seems to me.

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dengo45

Mar-23-14 10:38 AM

This is how Nit Romney made is millions. You buy a plant exploit it for all it's worth and then close it down. ConAgra makes money their investors make money the only people that lose is the workers.

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snottynosepunk

Mar-23-14 8:11 AM

green is dead wrong and has no clue as to what is really going on. cummin pays no taxes and i they had to, they would be gone. wake up liberal fools.

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Renaldo

Mar-23-14 6:45 AM

Glad to see this comment from npgreen. I expect hysteria, assumptions, obsession with politics, & misinformation when reading comments, but not from an editorial. What info does the PJ have indicating that this closure is related to NYS's biz climate? Also, this editorial mentions that the jobs are moving elsewhere. From what I've read, this is a closure, not a transfer.

My concern in this case with the closed plants is this... will ConAgra maintain ownership and then intentionally keep these facilities vacant in order to prevent a competitor moving in?

My respect for the PJ's editor has gone down a few notches with this one.

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carlaw

Mar-23-14 5:36 AM

NPGreen is absolutely right and we cannot continue in this manner. This doesn't just affect the North part of our county. It affects everyone.

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NPGREEN

Mar-23-14 1:28 AM

ConAgra's closing of north county food processing plants is not about the cost of doing business in NYS. ConAgra purchased Carriage House to eliminate a competitor. The Post-Journal editorial should be about demanding a U.S. Justice Department intervention into the anti-competition practices of ConAgra. This is a poorly timed editorial that absolutely misses the mark about what is going on in the north county. We have world class employees working to produce world class products and ConAgra was somehow able to buy its competitor to shut it down.

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