I keep hearing rumors that the manufacturing operations at Schenectady we’re shutting down last year....we just installed a unit last month that had Schenectady markings on it and I’m curios if it is new or it was sitting in a warehouse some place before it got to the customer. I haven’t been to the Schenectady site in about two years but the last time I was there moral was pretty low. I hope the rumors are not true....especially about steam going to Greenville??.
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GE Schenectady is unfortunately been turned into a mostly assembly operation for outsourced parts. This is why they an no longer make money. Except for generator bar manufacturing and rotor machining, they only actually make a very small amount of the parts that go into a turbine generator set. This. in addition to GE lack of interest in expertise, and inept non expert inexperienced Six Sigma managers instead of the experts that once ran the product departments is the reason for the last two decades of GE Power failure since GE was gutted out and replaced with Six Sigma.
In many cases, It costs more just to ship and handle turbine generator parts around the world, then to manufacture them in 1950;s buildings and the quality is often poor with no coordination for deviating and mismanufactured parts. vendors just ship bad parts and don't record deviations that affect mating parts so assembly, spare parts, and service is a disaster in addition to lack of investment in training to make and retain experts vs running GE with just warm bodies.
This is why GE Power that used to make around 1.5 Billion on 7 Billion sales has been losing billions a year for many years, can't make money anymore, and is just breaking even these days. GE Power used to make around 30% on parts and service, now they don't make parts and can't make money marking up expensive low quality outsourced parts and actually has lost billions and billions over the last decade. Unfortunately this gross mismanagement and Atlanta beayracracy cesspool is dragging down the entire GE Power in addition to the Schenectady operation.
Yes, Schenectady is absolutely still manufacturing steam turbines, generators, and stator bars for rewinds. Our workload is picking up after having been slow for a year or two. We've been hiring back employees who'd been layed off a year or so ago.
GE Schenectady is still working and will be for many years. Moral is good for most people. There will always be a few that hate their job. Work load is light, like most of GE Power, but steady.
Your hearing a lot of b---s--- from people that would rather stir the pot of rumors vs work for a living! Schenectady moral is in the sh--ter, between management that has made absolutely terrible decisions in the last 4-6 years, and the amount of hourly workers that have no desire to actually work. There is massive amounts of money to be invested in the site this and coming years, not to dress for a sale, because the place isn't closing and work will continue there. The global demand for the products we make is down substantially, a fact that when looked up can be verified. As that demand stats to ramp back up in the next 2-3 years, there will be again lots of work being done in Schenectady NY. Add to that the addition of work for Aviation and the Gas Turbine Blade work being done now and ramping up more soon, there is honest proof that the rumors are just that! Those that have the ability to silence the mo--ns in their ears, will see and live the truth as it happens, those that cant, are just as mo--nic as the ones flapping the jaws of b---s---!!