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Is it really that tough out there ? FIRED !

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by [email protected], Jan 30, 2008.

  1. Don Bowey

    Don Bowey Guest

    You still can't answer my specific questions about YOUR posts, so maybe you
    should just quit.

    You allude to many things and don't have a whit of facts to support them.

    You don't even appear to know the meaning of blackmail.
     
  2. James Beck

    James Beck Guest

    Do you prefer the word extort or extortion?
    What ever, you can pull out that Popeil pocket hair splitter you got for
    Christmas all you want. It doesn't change the facts.

    Jim
     
  3. That is absolutely not correct. They bought businesses that had nothing
    whatever to do with steel manufacture, and failed to upgrade their
    infrastructure.
     
  4. Don Bowey

    Don Bowey Guest

    Of course it does. Facts are facts. What you have is speculation or
    something. Since you are unable to be specific, for all I know you may just
    be casting about for nasties because you don't like and don't understand,
    unions.
     

  5. Armco spent wads of money to maintain the Middletown plants, and
    managed to exceed the design specs for online time between rebuilds.
    Also, it was around that time they started to develop the technology to
    manufacture graphite composite materials to add new products to their
    metal building division, as well as to sell to their regular Steel
    customers. They developed a lot of custom steels over the years,
    including the special stainless used by Aeronca to make the original
    honeycomb steel heat shield for the early space program. The other was
    the aluminized stainless they developed for catalytic converters. Their
    corporate research center was in Middletown, and the old mill was used
    to make specialty steels, while the newer, automated mill made steel for
    the big three auto makers, and most of the white goods manufacturers.
    They had a huge slag pit where a subsidiary dumped the cargo from a
    steady steam of slag haulers and train cars from the Hamilton, Ohio
    plant. The slag was used to build road beds all over SW Ohio.

    They also had coke plants, to convert coal to coke. They recovered as
    much unburnt gas as they could, and burnt it in the blast furnaces. and
    used so much liquid oxygen that the supplier had to build a new oxygen
    reduction plant. It was assembled in large sections in England, shipped
    to the Mississippi, where it was transferred to barges and hauled to the
    Ohio river, and finally to a dock in Delhi TOwnship, just outside of
    Cincinnati. The sections were put on a 40 axle, 4000 HP crawler with a
    top speed of 5 MPH. it took days to move it to Middletown. A lot of
    cable TV, telephone and power lines had to be temporarily raised, or
    disconnected for the crawlers to pass.

    They wanted to update their other plants to the level of automation
    of the Middletown plant, but the union didn't want it to happen.


    --
    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
     
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