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Class Warfare's Losing Record

Jim5522 Wrote: Jun 03, 2012 9:46 AM
I worked for HTM in Colorado, it started out as a couple guys in a garage filling a simple niche, when a company needed to expand production for an electronic board. Instead of hiring more people and building more infrastructure for an electronic device that at the time only had an 18 month life before it was obsolete ... we would build it. Then SMTC (Bain) came along promising more business expertise to take the company to the next level by expanding our production into other countries like Mexico. Some of us even went down there to set up their lines and train them, then SMTC shut our still profitable plant down throwing 450 people out of work ... why pay workers $12/hr when you can make more profit with workers at $12/day?
John in Gwinnett,Ga Wrote: Jun 03, 2012 12:09 PM
It must really suck Jim that people can research things on the internet.
algae Wrote: Jun 03, 2012 11:25 AM
Even given as $12 wage, those workers were guaranteed to be laid off when the board bit went obsolete.

I'd like to hear the real story now.
algae Wrote: Jun 03, 2012 11:24 AM
The only HTM in Colorado is a construction firm which does earth retention systems. There is no public company named HTM. Assuming that HTM needed a circuit board for a limited duration run, it would make sense to have an outfit tooled to do just that handle the manufacturing.

SMTC is a Toronto, Canada multinational circuit board manufacturer. Where do you get Bain from that?

An 18 month obsolescence factor on a circuit board also leads me to believe if HTM was trying to do it themselves they were idiots to begin with to build a factory to do so.

You're going to have to come up with some much better foundation for your argument before I even buy this one. It looks like an exercise in "fabrication", if you get my drift.

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