I work at the Danville plant and it's not looking good. Corporate has tan this plant in the ground. They've raped and pillaged for so many years without reinvestments. Some of the parts needed to fix equipment has to be ordered on eBay, really! It took four deaths for them to really start fixing things. Now we are behind the competition and they still expect us to make a dollar out of 15 cents. Management has no clue what's going on. They bring in the pencil pushers that don't know the process. There are plenty of union employees who would like a job in management but don't like how they are treated. Who wants to be cursed out if your numbers are low? I really care about my job, but there isn't enough checks and balances to make sure people do what they're supposed to, and that includes management. Now I'm hearing up to 500 may be on the streets. It's not the workers fault for bad production, it's managements fault for years of neglect. Hope it's not to late....
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Hi I'm a 15-year employee at the Goodyear Danville plant. For many years I have watched the plant go down the drain, because of poor operations produced by poor management. They bring in people with book sense and don't know the first thing about the process. The only thing they are concerned about is the numbers. For many years the plant did not receive any investment funds and now it's paying the price. Some of the equipment look like it's from world war II, but yet this is a Fortune 500 company. I have to agree with the person who said that Goodyear has raped and pillaged from Goodyear Danville for so many years. and now the plant is in the whole because it cannot keep up, it can't make the ticket because the banbury's won't have run because they are so freaking old, the tubers can't make the tread because they don't have rubber from the Banbury, MRT can't make the tires because they don't have the tread from the tubers, and so on and so on and so on. in order for Goodyear Danville to turnaround management has to take a hard look and realize that it was them that's screwed up a good thing and it was them that needs to right the wrongs. Goodyear Danville can still produce, can still be competitive, but management needs to open its purse and fix what they have broken. If that is not done soon I fear the rumors we are having will become facts. layoffs will eventually come to Danville if things don't turn around.
I was a salary employee until a couple of years ago at Danville and the original post sums it up on the MRT side. The only money coming in was going to radial aero.
Management is more interested in window dressing by hiring Business Development suits who are absolutely useless in generating business. To balance the books they will now fire hard working workers who really need the jobs and work at it unlike the management fat who live off expense accounts under pretext of travelling for "business development". How much business is being "developed" can be seen from the numbers that are being produced! On top of that factory safety s---s. How many have died so far because of unsafe environment?