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Old 02-16-2010, 05:44 PM   #1
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The Camaro is causing Ford to lay off workers at the Mustang plant

WOW!!!!!!!!!! Was just watching the news, Ford is laying off 900 in one of their plants due to the competition of the Camaro.

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Ford lays off 900 workers at Mustang plant
By DEE-ANN DURBIN | ASSOCIATED PRESS | 4 hours, 55 minutes ago

Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday that it plans to cut 900 workers at the Michigan plant that makes the Mustang, after slow sales last year due to the tough economy and competition from the new Chevrolet Camaro.

http://www.newser.com/article/d9dtel...ang-plant.html
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Old 02-16-2010, 05:56 PM   #2
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Yep, hot off the press:

Ford lays off 900 workers at Mustang plant
By DEE-ANN DURBIN | ASSOCIATED PRESS | 4 hours, 55 minutes ago

Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday that it plans to cut 900 workers at the Michigan plant that makes the Mustang, after slow sales last year due to the tough economy and competition from the new Chevrolet Camaro.

http://www.newser.com/article/d9dtel...ang-plant.html
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Old 02-16-2010, 05:59 PM   #3
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Well, that sucks. It's never a good thing to see people laid off.
I don't regret the success of the Camaro, though. A lot of people kept their jobs, and were employed to meet the demand of the Camaro and Impala in Oshawa.
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Old 02-16-2010, 06:00 PM   #4
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Old 02-16-2010, 06:07 PM   #5
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I love my Camaro but the thought of 900 people losing there job is terrible!
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Old 02-16-2010, 06:11 PM   #6
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As much as I love the Camaro, it is sad to see something like this happen. The economy is so screwed up, it's ashamed to still seeing people being laid off by the hundreds.
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Never good to lose jobs anywhere, Fremont CA is going to lose the Toyota (former Numi) plant, 4500 jobs lost that won't be coming back. Good for GM though...
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Old 02-16-2010, 06:12 PM   #8
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I never like to see anyone get their pinkslips , regardless if its one of the big three . I hope they land another job within the Ford system .
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Old 02-16-2010, 06:14 PM   #9
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So the excuse is because of the camaro, not thier own R&D?
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Old 02-16-2010, 06:17 PM   #10
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It's easy to make the Camaro a villian here. Remember that the plant in Flat Rock that builds the Mustangs also builds the Mazda 6. How come they didn't mention that. Since the Mazda 6 doesn't compete with the Camaro then who is the reason that the Mazda 6 sales are down.

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Old 02-16-2010, 06:18 PM   #11
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I wonder how long it will take the Mustang guys to chime in saying it isn't because of the Camaro, since the all mighty Mustang is so far above any competition.....bla....bla......bla.......
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Old 02-16-2010, 06:20 PM   #12
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Well, that sucks. It's never a good thing to see people laid off.
I don't regret the success of the Camaro, though. A lot of people kept their jobs, and were employed to meet the demand of the Camaro and Impala in Oshawa.



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So the excuse is because of the camaro, not thier own R&D?
The Camaro played a hand I'm sure. But it isn't R&D from Ford that is hurting the Stang. It's still an awesome car and gonna give some Camaro drivers fits on the street stock.
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atleast they're only getting laid off and not let go. They'll all get unemployment until production picks up again....if it ever does
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atleast they're only getting laid off and not let go. They'll all get unemployment until production picks up again....if it ever does
It will. the 2011 MY is just around the corner and it's ganna be a big upgrade from the ones right now. Plus, Camaro madness will die down too. I see the Camaro outselling the Stang still but not like it has been.
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