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Waynesboro facility to eliminate 70 percent of its workforce

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A consumer packaged goods company is eliminating 98 positions at its Waynesboro, Ga., plant.

OneCARE manufactures and distributes products from brands including Clorox, Tide and Dryel. The layoffs are a result of consolidations within the company’s manufacturing operations.

Company spokeswoman Megan Licursi said the layoffs will be in three waves, beginning in late October and ending in late December.

The facility has 139 employees, reducing to 41 employees at the Waynesboro plant. The Waynesboro facility’s leading product line, lint rollers, will now be produced at OneCARE’s plant in Ludlow, Ky.

OneCARE is headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga., and employs 259 nationwide.

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Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 08/23/12 - 07:08 pm
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Great day for bad news.

MCG employees and teachers are having their salaries cut even more next year and now a pile of our neighbors will get laid off just in time for Christmas.

Is anybody out there really stupid enough to think Obama's doing it right?

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 08/23/12 - 07:25 pm
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Oh, I am so sorry for all

Oh, I am so sorry for all these folks. I sincerely hope something opens up for them very soon!

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SemperParatus 08/23/12 - 07:31 pm
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Right on Fiat_Lux !!!

Right on Fiat_Lux !!!

Dixieman
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Dixieman 08/23/12 - 09:59 pm
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Thanks, Obama!

We REALLY need a new President who knows how to foster a regulatory and economic environment in which private businesses can thrive!!

dichotomy
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dichotomy 08/23/12 - 10:55 pm
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Really bad news for a lot of

Really bad news for a lot of folks in and around Waynesboro. The Obama economy continues to crumble.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 08/23/12 - 11:37 pm
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Not so sure it is an Obama

Not so sure it is an Obama result; companies are constantly reorganizing and consolidating to remain competitive. That said, it is still sad for the ones who will be unemployed. I'm lucky to have survived the corporate evolution and retire. Things are going to get REAL tough before they get better; and that will be true regardless of who is in the Whitehouse for the next four years. Mark my words....

Techfan
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Techfan 08/24/12 - 06:35 am
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Business as usual for private equity firms (vulture capitalists)

Business as usual for private equity firms (does Bain Capital ring a bell?). The story neglects to mention that OneCare is owned by Protostar Partners LLC, "venture" capitalists. Place one of your guys in charge, freeze salaries, layoff and consolidate, gut the company, walk with the money. You can't blame Obama. Romney would be much more famiiar with this type of vulture capitalism than the President. After all, this is how he made his millions.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 08/24/12 - 08:09 am
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Convenience

Let's face it, no one really needs the products distributed by OneCARE. They are frilly convenience items. Many, many, many more convenience items will disappear in the coming years as our salaries and pensions stagnate while the price of food, water, energy, clothing, and government increase.

Karen Slater-McDaniel
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Karen Slater-McDaniel 08/24/12 - 12:26 pm
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Waynesboro/Burke County gets

Waynesboro/Burke County gets hit about every ten years with a plant closing down. In 2002 it was Quikset/Black & Decker when they decided to close the facility and outsource to Mexico for cheaper production costs. Very sad that it always seems to hit the rural areas the hardest.

scgator
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scgator 08/24/12 - 02:19 pm
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"....companies are constantly

"....companies are constantly reorganizing and consolidating to remain competitive....." NOT TRUE; Companies reorganize to keep management bonus plans lucrative. The PR says competitive, but I have personally been in some of those Management Reassessment meetings where maintaining the perks package is the bottom line. While it is true that production jobs get shifted around, it is very seldom to withstand competition's onslaught. I HAVE witnessed upper level management "adjust" the manufacturing environment so that they could know what their end of year bonuses would be BEFORE the end of the year. This is common practice, not flukes.............

scgator
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scgator 08/24/12 - 02:21 pm
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In 2002 it was Quikset/Black

In 2002 it was Quikset/Black & Decker when they decided to close the facility and outsource to Mexico for cheaper production costs.

QS went to Kansas; they hired a friend of mine as an engineer and he moved to their new plant near Olathe, Kansas.............some of the component production did go to Mexico though.

Bantana
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Bantana 08/24/12 - 06:34 pm
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In response to Fiat Lux's

In response to Fiat Lux's condemnation. Is anybody stupid enough to think President Obama has anything to do with salaries and benefits being adjusted at Augusta State and MCG? Insulting isn't it?

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southern 08/31/12 - 05:47 am
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Dont forget about the MOX Project at SRS

The Shaw group are laying people off left and right because finally someone has counted a few billion beans and it seems Shaw has been raping the Government for years. Its a white elephant and now people are realizing it.

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