Thread regarding Dean Foods Co. layoffs

DFA cutting labor cost 30% by 2023.

Inside sources in Kansas City finished up with a meeting Friday. Tiny morsel has been thrown my way that DFA will be in the process of reorganization of plant labor and to cut staff to do more with less bodies.

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Can’t be bitter when the company loses 35% of there business and they are losing business to non producing companies then on top of it half you id–ts agree to this bs national contract

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Post ID: @6zvy+15sIZbMN

Well half of the first shift at my plant will retire in less than 5 years and the other half will retire in less than 10 years. Also at least half of the maintenance department is due to retire over the next 7 years. We have too many chiefs and none of them have a clue as to what is going on the plant floor.

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Post ID: @6nmk+15sIZbMN

Who is the bitter guy that keeps bashing on sales? Dude just do your job.

How do you expect sales to land everything when we are pitching higher prices milk in an industry that makes pennies on a gallon.

Get in your truck, deliver the milk, and stop being negative

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Post ID: @6bsh+15sIZbMN

DFA bought so many because plants closing would hurt their farmer owners. Have to have an outlet to sell their milk. The problems/layoffs/then closings will start when those same farmers start to scream about smaller checks due to payments made to pay off the debt DFA took on to buy the plants.

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Post ID: @3ecv+15sIZbMN

Wow, such hate among the masses....i don't know ur volume numbers, but some of the plants must have been pure dogs....why dfa bought so many, who knows? But they didn't buy, just to close...out here in socal we are more than 900 in both plants n 4 branches, so our numbers will be higher than most. That said, the efficiency is in ? Definitely lots of room for improvement, and the thinning of wasteful mid level management is die to occur......but for all the dean folks, remember now the cost of raw milk is now lower, so a profit can b had...

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Post ID: @3zsn+15sIZbMN

Maybe Gregg will buy us. He toured the plant in 2010. And he RAVED about the performance of the facility. We would be in better hands as Borden and outwork most of your plants while bringing home the bacon for Gregg.

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Post ID: @2ljt+15sIZbMN

Same genius that writes about drivers sleeping is the same guy that got fired for lack of sales

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Post ID: @2ayq+15sIZbMN

Since Gregg Engel now runs borden I hope he buys the elite le mars dairy and shuts it down.

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Post ID: @2qgm+15sIZbMN

I knew the le mars elite would come out soon. Aside from the clowns at Berkeley who no longer have jobs they are the biggest boastful id–ts. #1? I don't see that anywhere. Proof? I don't believe you have any.

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Post ID: @1hiq+15sIZbMN

Le Mars also boasts a good number of women in our offices and production that can outwork most of you men.

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Post ID: @1vxi+15sIZbMN

You are just JEALOUS Le Mars is number 1 out of every Deans/DFA plant in terms of money, efficiency and safety. You must be some salty plant mgr who failed to meet goals.

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Post ID: @1awo+15sIZbMN

How else would they get close to making a profit taking on that many unprofitable Dean Foods plants? They have to substantially reduce operating expenses, the largest of which is labor. To reduce labor expenses they have to optimize their plant network by shutting down plants.

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Post ID: @1yit+15sIZbMN

At least Le Mars will be OK. Besides all of them being supermen who can do the work of 20 others, they get paid so much less than all of the other former Dean Foods plants that they'll be safe when other plants with normal dairy industry wages start to get shut down.

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Post ID: @1ays+15sIZbMN

This means that they will be in bankruptcy just like Dean's shortly thereafter. They'll be closing more plants. Get the supervisors and managers out on the floor working right along beside us.

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Post ID: @1ymi+15sIZbMN

Did they tell the union they were hiring temps

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Post ID: @hpp+15sIZbMN

2023 ??? It’s already began at my plant. Had a fresh van load of 7 temp to hire men and women I have had to train in my fluid dept this past week. I have had to submit to the mercy of the uppers in kettle old vets go and strong young men break down and quit over the past year.

Hurts!!!!

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