Sounds like they’re bringing a few people back. Any thoughts on what the future might be for west palm beach?
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Our first contestant for General manager is one of the washout's from Orlando RMS facility.
Appears no experience required ,other than to be "ACE" tape applicator qualified
I can tell you this, the likely hood of Sikorsky winning FVL flara contract is becoming less and less.
Reid Dunlap retiring and the available candidates are not very promising. Even some rumors that washouts from Orlando RMS are applying. Same washouts that caused the first layoff.
I should be coming up on the call back list and I’m trying to figure Out if I should take the offer and move back, or just stay put. Any insight on how long WPB might last.
Well said !
sikorsky is always hiring as they are always terminating. they even hire while doing lay-offs. it doesn't mean anything. LM always had plans to make the corp a skeleton crew for military based aircraft. once they fulfill their commercial contracts you can bet it will be the end of their commercial relationships. the people in charge of those decisions are not reconsidering on a day to day basis from a factory worker's perspective. corps make action plans that get voted to projects and objectives by multiple people on a board. when a plan is in action they may have meetings to update the board but barely reconsider as finacial planning is already set in action and it costs more money to change the coarse. UTC sold the company because their analysts foresaw the future revenue was not good for them. UTC put clauses into their selling contract to employ and honor contracts for 5 years so that UTC would not look like a bad guy. the name is worth more to LM than their products as they do what other big corps do and buy out their competition. LM won't need many factories to run and support 3 lines for military. with the failed project x, there is no new innovations from the small brand that LM owns. without inovation, there is no new revenue and no growth. ask the 20-30 year lifers because they saw this coming. the new blood is mostly naive and still in the honeymoon faze. we are in a new era of combat, and while the military might still use 60s, they are being used less and less.