Friday, October 7, 2011

Those Fumes You Smell is the Stink of Lost Jobs

Thermo Fisher closing Two Rivers plant. (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, 10/6/2011)

Excerpt:    A Two Rivers company that makes laboratory equipment is closing one of its two plants in the city and transferring at least some of the work to Mexico, resulting in the loss of up to 140 jobs, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development said Thursday.

Thermo Fisher Scientific, in Two Rivers more than 130 years, is closing its factory that makes exhaust fume hoods. Job losses are scheduled to begin Dec. 5 and will be completed in about two months, according to a layoff notice.

Most of the affected employees are represented by Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 1533. Other employees are represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 10, in Milwaukee.

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