Thread regarding Dean Foods Co. layoffs

DFA Le Mars.......

What is so “special” about this facility? Constant talk on here about this place. What is it? Skilled labor, state of the art equip, pay rates, location, family life?

Someone please fill me in. This whole board is full of Le Mars.

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Post ID: @OP+14R8KZXH

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You will all be answering to Hiland in a year. Then you'll see cost cutting.

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Post ID: @Jmok+14R8KZXH

Someone needs to change the girls diapers at Le Mars. I have never heard such cry babies. It must be like a day care center there. The management should be like military there because these kids can't pull their pants up and be productive members of a team. Boo Hoo!!!!! Cry us a river.

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Post ID: @7ibe+14R8KZXH

What’s your real name so I can report you for fraud?

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Post ID: @5sty+14R8KZXH

Damn right I am. Why work when you can collect $1080 a week in state Covid benefits? I’m living high off the hog right now on taxpayer’s dime. Plus my wife gets food stamps to feed our 3 kids.

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Post ID: @5ohv+14R8KZXH

A bunch of impotent gimps on here if you ask me. Get a real job. I bet you guys are sitting at home collecting gov money.

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Post ID: @5tgk+14R8KZXH

They should have closed Deans Le Mars after I was wrongfully terminated and sent all those scumbags packing to WELLS down the street.

They would enjoy working 24 days straight with 10-12 hr shifts in the summer like I work now.

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Post ID: @4pna+14R8KZXH

Well yeah, obviously dude is full of BS. No one Dean Foods plant (now former Dean Foods plant) could handle the volume of 6 to 8 other plants. If they could, Dean Foods management would have closed those other 6 to 8 plants without batting an eye...and then they would have screwed up distribution and lost many more millions.
Dean Foods ways of tracking success were screwed up as well. Those stats could easily be manipulated by a plant manager. Many, many things led to the downfall, but using statistics and comparing one plant to another with totally different equipment and product mix played a part. Not as big a part as other things, but it led to them closing efficient profitable plants over others only because the plant managers at the ones that stayed open were better at manipulating data.

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Post ID: @4rsu+14R8KZXH

This guy is a liar and actually an employee who was fired last year. I’ve read all his rants. Fact is. This place can’t handle all those plants quota. Fact is the culture dept had a heck of a time trying to even get by on 10 vats a week. Fluid ops can only handle 5 days of work or they begin to get whiny.

I have no idea how this dump even scored in the top echelon of profits.

Management here is military style. Very hardcore and no talkback. Do as they say or you get on their hit list.

Once you get on hit list. No chance to advance or get hired into a bid job.

Stay away from Le Mars plant. The only reason we still are here is because wages are in low to mid $20’s and nothing else in tri state area even pays close to this.

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Post ID: @4eui+14R8KZXH

That happened at a place I used to work at. Another guy planted something in his uniform. Then guy was reported. He failed to submit a d–g test and was fired on the spot.

Worth a shot to get rid of your rat problem at Deans.

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Post ID: @3bvu+14R8KZXH

Fastest way to get rid of a rat?? Just plant compromising matter inside their work plants in the clothes racks. Then sent anonymous note to management to inspect employee.

That’s how you clean house of rats quick.

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Post ID: @3tzo+14R8KZXH

Nope. We are efficient and can do the work of 6 plants. That’s why Deans made money all these years is because of LE MARS.

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Post ID: @3nwn+14R8KZXH

Wow...Le Mars must not have any volume at all if they could take on the volume of 8 other plants and still not have 5 days worth of work. Volume that low usually means a plant will close soon. Doesn't pay to run a plant that is that under capacity.

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Post ID: @3pfw+14R8KZXH

That is what happens in Le Mars as well. But, we take them across the “tracks”. That way they can’t accuse us of hurting the rat on company grounds. Across the tracks is fair game to administer a beating.

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Post ID: @3nav+14R8KZXH

You know what happens to rats at my plant? They get tagged and bagged then brought across the street in the dark if they work night shift and choked out til they tap.

Unsure how they do it in Le Mars. But, I’m sure if I worked there you would be crying to HR when I got done with you.

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Post ID: @3neu+14R8KZXH

Elite management? That’s laughable.

Over the last 10 years. I have seen some of the best operators walk right out of this place due to “E.G”.

A few guys who could actually carry a crew by themselves gone now.

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Post ID: @2tpd+14R8KZXH

Dean Foods has at least 6-8 plants in North Centeal region. The Le Mars plant now under DFA could absorb every one of those plants and still run 5 days a week clean as a bell.

Our plant lays on a prime piece of land in Le Mars in a highly used commercial area. Corner lot with land to the East for expansion if needed.

Full fleet of trucks and have Schuster trucking to handle any national routes West or East.

Elite operators and management. We are a SAFE and LEAN fighting machine here. Our representation takes no bull from nobody. Including upper management. We never lost a negotiation.

Le Mars is one of the safest places to live in the NATION. Little crime and have a cesspool of talent to handpick our labor out of the temp offices out of Sioux City.

We are number 1 for a reason in profits here.

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Post ID: @2cte+14R8KZXH

Lets no get to big for our britches...in socal is a dairy that serves a geographical area of 12 million+......probably top 5 in us..that said don't have info on this location, nor its volume....it may well be one on the exs few gems.....but Alta Dena rocks the west side

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Post ID: @2gmz+14R8KZXH

LeMars is a giant toilet bowl that looks, smells, and stinks like a$$.

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Post ID: @2oul+14R8KZXH

3 years???? More like over 5 years imo. Complete stench smell in that area. I’ve been here 23 years. We used to have people in culture and fluid who gave a c-ap for sanitation but they left for elsewhere.

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Post ID: @1gwy+14R8KZXH

I have peaked up on the track panel above spotpack. It’s full of brown and green sludge from all the droppings off the half gallon jugs. A mix of all milk or flavored offerings. Never been scrubbed in my 3 years here as a culture employee.

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Post ID: @1djs+14R8KZXH

I bet the track that runs half gallons to corrugated area has never been scrubbed in over 6 years. If the lab actually climbed up top to swab it. The plant would be shut down for ecoli and listeria.

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Post ID: @nbs+14R8KZXH

Damn right we voted YES. Le Mars is top 3 in damn near every category. You should actually be thanking us that we made money for Deans to even keep the ship afloat til this year. Otherwise you fools would be working for half the wages now.

This facility could go toe to toe with any plant. We have ELITE management and operators. The best trucking and cooler fleet to boot.

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Post ID: @mww+14R8KZXH

People that probably voted yes to the national contract

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Post ID: @aus+14R8KZXH

Nothing special. Just a couple of people who like to pretend to be tough anonymously on the internet. Get trolls like them on every public forum like this.

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Post ID: @bpj+14R8KZXH

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