I know the Chandler plant has been hit with around 70 layoffs from manufacturing so far in 2019.
Some 20 of those were told to take a hike or go work with a tool maintenance contractor. Inventory to work with appears to have dropped more than 40% and starts are dismal. Tools are shut down, PM's are postponed.
What is going on? When upper MGT is questioned, the answer is "no one knows". Don't forget that all Chandler MFG is taking a mandatory PTO week in March. Moral continues to sink and you can forget about the open door policy or you'll be on the next list. Is the automotive sector in such trouble that the microprocessor line is virtually frozen? Something is going on upstairs while Clemmer and staff reap monetary rewards that make the previous Freescale fleecing with Michel Mayer look like a coin drop. Sale talks? Plant closing?