Keep Your Word to Whirlpool
Letter to the Editor:
About this million dollar deal that the County, City, and the State of Tennessee, each, is going to give the worlds largest appliance manufacturer (Whirlpool) in the world. Let me tell you the truth, because I worked at Whirlpool as a security officer part of 2006, all of 2007, and part of 2008.
In 2007 Whirlpool closed down plant #3 located at the south end of Euclid Street, known as the old enamel plant. They sent part of the machinery to Tulsa, Oklahoma and the rest to Mexico, laying off several people. Just recently they let 330 men laid off temporarily so they say, because they are moving a plant from Mississippi to Cleveland. Moving that Mississippi plant has been the talk over at Whirlpool for the last two or three years. But, they promised to hire 500 new employees next year, or so they say, for the $3 million they are getting from the County, City, and State.
Let's see if their word is any good or will they come up with an excuse, and the Chamber of Commerce is backing them up. If you believe all this propaganda, I've got some oceanfront property in Oklahoma I'd like to sell you. All this propaganda come from the Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber of Commerce and the Associated Industries are not for the working people of Bradley County, they are for the manufacturing industry. have you ever heard of the Chamber of Commerce or the Associated Industries going to one of these big manufacturing companies and saying you all made several million dollars last year, why don't you give your employees a little raise. No, and you never will.
- Claude Wallace, Cleveland, TN