Club Car layoffs affect Augusta employees

Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 3:38 PM
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Club Car has completed a round of layoffs that involves some Augusta employees, company spokesman Brian Formato said Monday.

The company would not say how many employees have been let go or the locations affected throughout North America; however, Formato said the reduction affected “a small group of Club Car employees both in Augusta and in the field.”

“We are continually monitoring the economic conditions to ensure appropriate staffing levels, which has resulted in a recent reduction in workforce,” Formato said. “As a business, we will move forward and, as always, concentrate on the needs of our customers while continuing to position Club Car for long-term success as a global, task-oriented vehicle company.”

The Augusta Club Car workforce is about 1,000 people, spokesman Bill Bry­ant estimated. The company’s global headquarters is in Columbia County.

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allhans
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allhans 01/24/12 - 03:25 pm
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The 40% or more of our

The 40% or more of our citizens on the take will agree with you burninator. Sadly you are NOT alone.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 01/24/12 - 03:27 pm
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Burn, good points....as

Burn, good points....as usual.

Chillen
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Chillen 01/24/12 - 03:29 pm
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burninator. Most republicans

burninator. Most republicans do stick to the facts. The liberals just don't like them.

So burninator. Are you going to vote for obama again?

burninater
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burninater 01/24/12 - 03:50 pm
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So burninator. Are you going

So burninator. Are you going to vote for obama again?
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Chillen, I'd like to see a moderate Republican return a little sanity back to the party from the White House hotseat. Based on his record as governor and his deep breadth of knowledge on the complexity of our issues, Huntsman was my preferred candidate. I will have to wait and see how Romney manages the general election, if he is nominated. If he signals a move to the center, which we pretty much all expect (and I imagine why Newt is surging with the far Right base), I'll give him a shot. If Gingrich is the nominee, I will have to go with Obama.

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Chillen 01/24/12 - 03:59 pm
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You'd go with obama for what

You'd go with obama for what reasons? His track record? At least Newt can deliver a balanced budget.

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burninater 01/24/12 - 04:38 pm
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Chillen, despite claims by

Chillen, despite claims by some Republicans to the contrary, Obama has done a lot of things well.

I appreciate his measured approach to foreign policy. I hate to think what kind of a quagmire we'd be in right now if a hawk were in office during the Arab Spring. Libya was lightyears ahead -- and trillions cheaper, with ZERO soldiers lost -- than the last approach we took to removing a Middle Eastern despot. Little gets me as angry as watching a chickenhawk in Washington throw the lives of young men and women around like they're just another policy choice. And I don't buy the argument that we've alienated Britain and Israel as allies. Just because we don't say "yessir nosir" to everything a partner wants doesn't mean we've destroyed a relationship. It's nice to see a little backbone.

I appreciate his ability to take a bold stance in trying to take on the healthcare funding crisis. Watching the "party of personal responsibility" get furious about an individual mandate, first proposed by the Heritage Foundation for pete's sake, has been mind-boggling. It's the end of America because people will face a tax penalty for not having health insurance? Guess what, I've been facing a tax penalty for my entire adult life for not having kids or mortgage interest, so I don't really see this as a horrific enemy to free society.

I like that he takes environmental regulation seriously. As I posted yesterday, he hasn't stood in the way of energy development wholesale, but he did respond to an environmental disaster that devastated the Louisiana shrimp industry by asking questions and stopping operations until the problem could be addressed. He also said no way when members of Congress tried to do an end-run around existing regulation.

I like that he's not a blind worshipper of wealth, and sees that systemic problems arise when you have corporate officers making hundreds of times more money than their employees.

I don't like the depth of his Keynesian economic policy. The too-big-to-fail should be allowed to do just that. I say that though from the luxury of a virtually recession-proof occupation.

I don't like the avoidance of problems in non-healthcare-related social programs. We're spending way too much.

Most importantly, I don't like his complete complicity with the Republicans and Democrats in Congress in maintaining earmarks as a primary drain on our tax dollars.

You say Newt can deliver a balanced budget? In the flush economy of the 1990's, I bet Pee Wee Herman could have delivered a balanced budget. Newt Gingrich has shown time and again his proclivity towards a gov't and an America that is by the Newt, for the Newt. I have zero trust in his character, and zero trust in his desire to do anything but watch out for Number One.

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Little Lamb 01/24/12 - 04:45 pm
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I agree with Burninater that

I agree with Burninater that Newt is a big government Republican.

I'm not so sure about Burn's claim that Obama is anti-wealth. Sure, during the initial meltdown of 2009 he scolded CEO salaries, but in the end, no one took a pay cut at those too-big-to fail enterprises. They are making more today than in 2009.

Obama will be worth hundreds of millions himself by the time he leaves office. And he has taken some killer vacations!
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P.S. That was a good one about Pee Wee Herman.

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burninater 01/24/12 - 06:36 pm
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P.P.S. Thanks LL :-)

P.P.S. Thanks LL :-)

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itsanotherday1 01/25/12 - 01:25 am
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Burn, you missed one key

Burn, you missed one key objection to Obamacare. As written, it will basically allow companies to opt out by paying a penalty. If that penalty is less expensive to them than providing healthcare, they will drop, or not ever begin, the healthcare and employees will have little alternative but to get on the Obama plan. The camel's nose is under the tent flap; more companies follow suit, and whammo! We have socialized medicine.

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