This is a master thread about Dean Foods layoffs? Any chatter, news or rumors?
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Dean was a POS company, run by mo--ns. Plain and simple.
Find it hard to believe they'll close a low wage plant like LeMars over others where they actually pay well. But we know this game - close an unprofitable plant, shift volume to 2 other plants, don't figure increase in distribution increases correctly, 2 formally profitable plants start losing money and one or them then has to be closed starting the process over again.
I wish/hope this is true, all the smug aholes on here bragging about best plant, hardest working, " dfa could close 10 plants and move the work here".
LeMsrs closing in April.
Dean Foods played the renegotiating debt game awhile and we all know how that ended. DFA not organized in a way to allow bankrupting specific plants and not others. Borden is. And why did DFA buy all of those Dean Foods plants? Dean Foods was DFAs single biggest customer and if all those plants closed DFA would have gone down with them.
They can renegotiate all their debt at lower terms. Must be a La Mars troll.
To the person that posted "that way DFA can recoup the buyout", wouldn't it have saved DFA to not buy Dean Foods at all? Why buy it out just to recoup costs? Can DFA do a bankruptcy just for certain plants, while sparing others?
The reason there has been no change is because DFA kept all the plant managers from Dean. Also anyone that left DFA was replaced by Dean managers. DFA set it up to fail. That way they can recoup the buyout thru another bankruptcy. Get used to it or leave as this will be repeated over again like Sears. Step over a dollar to save a penny.
What part of the country are you in? I know ya probably don't want to be specific
At our ice cream plant, they are getting rid of our uniforms, and we will have to wear smocks instead. Also, even though they posted in our breakroom that we would have certain days off around Thanksgiving and Christmas, DFA corporate chastised management, told them to take those notices down, and we will no longer have those extra days off around the holidays. Management at our plant hates corporate DFA, and one manager told me DFA is no better than Dean's. Looks like you were all correct, DFA is run by a bunch of CLOWNS !!! I am staying put until the end of December, then I will be looking for work elsewhere. Lots of other employees are planning to quit, or are already quitting.
I predict Dean Foods will go bankrupt and sell the bulk of its plants to DFA.
There is no Dean Foods. It went bankrupt and sold assets for a small percentage of their book value - just enough to pay big bonuses to the board and for the lawyers to get their millions.