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Company Closures and Goods Reduction Thread

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by BlackGun, Mar 18, 2020.

  1. BlackGun

    BlackGun Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I was told today I have until Friday to place any order at HD Supply. Air condition and plumbing supplier.

    Ferguson Distributor employee says they are going to a skeleton crew at locations. No deliveries made expected soon. Plumbing and HVAC. The manager would not verify.

    United Refrigeration says business as usual. With all the bars and restaurants closed they will be take a beating.
     
  2. chiefjason

    chiefjason Vendor and Leather Hack Vendor

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    Bread is wide open. They just removed our 70 hour rule for hours of service but kept the others. The SOE removed all the hours of service restrictions but the 10 hours off. Company decided to not cut us loose completely. Restaurant bread might dip but loaf bread is getting pushed out as fast as possible. We get a 16 hour day once between 34 hour restarts. I used my 16 on Friday, 15:54 on duty, and again on Sunday, 14:40. Today was heavy but normal hours. It's so touch and go at work with how much time I'll be working that I've shut down my etsy and eBay stores. Just don't need the extra stress right now.
     
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    BlackGun Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Trane Comfort Systems shut their doors today to the public. Online orders or put out back with no interaction.
     
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    We got our notice today, off until April 2 minimum, maybe up to 2 months..."it is what it is".
     
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    Wife's job closed today with no re-open date given.She works for a large retail clothing chain so they are not in demand.
     
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    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    We're down til the 30th...…...for now.....
     
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    A Provider at work lives across the street from a Food Lion. Her husband went in yesterday. While chatting with the manager the manager told him they are starting to get concerned now because they are not able to get all of the orders they are placing. My oldest brother drives a truck for Food Lion. I mentioned this to him and he said what is happening is the warehouse is limiting what stores are getting so that all stores get some of everything. He said the trucks are running just as fast as they can go and they ran 266 loads today. My wife stopped in at the local Dollar General. The manager said they are getting a truck in Saturday and it "is the smallest shipment we have ever got."
     
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    Our CEO emailed everyone today; announced that all of the executive team was taking a 25% pay reduction, no non-essential travel etc.
    Then she dropped the voluntary furlough/leave without pay etc asking all the peons to consider those routes before they have to make involuntary furloughs/layoffs.
    *sigh*

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    well, with the barbers and hair stylists closed "for the duration"...this might be me in May,
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  10. BlackGun

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    One of the contractors told me today the state cancelled a two year project for the government. He had just hired 8 more guys in two weeks. They get sent home Friday and have no benifits because they changed jobs.
     
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    Aldi is trying to hire 100 people for the warehouse in the Salisbury division. They've delayed opening new stores that are completed because they can't stock the stores that are open. Sales are up 300%.
     
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    C'mon guys, think of all the business McCrory cost us by telling people which bathroom to use.
     
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    Looks like things might be winding down a bit on the bread side for now. Or something else is going on. We capped the dispatch time to leave by 8pm so that might be playing with it too. But I had my heaviest day of the year on Wed. Tonight, Thur, was pretty normal. Fri is below average on product. But we have shifted production and cut certain product lines to focus on others. Which might be part of it too. But just like the run on product for snow days, once folks calm down it slows while they use what they stocked up on or it goes out of date. The initial heavy days get followed by some below average days down the road.
     
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    grungewehr39 here to be Happy Supporting Member

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    Wife's is up in the air. Works at headstart. Was told this morning that there was to be a meeting today and she would know. Never heard anything. So don't know what to make of that. But, as long as the military (and you guys) buy ammo cans and/or as long as people need oil/air/water filters, were still producing slit steel product.
     
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    A locally owned building supply closed here.
    One of the salespersons may have been exposed to virus by a visiting relative from Colorado.
    Builders can't build without materials.
     
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    noway2 Senior Member Charter Life Member

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    An example of exercising their right to assemble and travel and damn the consequences for everyone else.

    Its' because people don't have enough sense to do the right thing to try to mitigate the spread of the disease that government steps in and does so by force.
     
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  18. Stick Man

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    We just ground to a halt this past week. Everyone left yesterday at 1:00pm. We had a shop meeting, and for the other pressman and I, we will basically go to "on call" if work comes in. Damn near all of our customers have cancelled or paused all work orders that were in or coming in. We do a lot of business all across the country, and a decent amount in other countries also. I have one job to run Monday, and then it will be anyone's guess when I will work again. We also do a lot of program work for events that are to be going on, and with all the cancellations of gathering, that stopped completely. Scary times ahead for everyone it looks like. Stay safe and healthy my friends.
     
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    concepthomes1 When do we start? Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    I’m honestly surprised there haven’t been more infections at the building supply companies.
    Our sheet rock distributors are supplied via trucks, several semi trucks a day rolling into their yards from all over the country. Just seems like an easy way to transmit the virus when you got people coming in to your facility all day long from all around the country.

    Driver interacts with the yard guys, who interact with the inside guys who interact with customers and so on.
     
  21. BlackGun

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    Essential services will include packaging companies, medical related any any manner to include even cabinet makers for healthcare, HVAC, electricians, plumbers, and many contractors. Workers will get cards to be on the road as told to me by my neighbor who is a plant manager. He will know Monday how to proceed. Most manufacturing orders have been put on hold which puts a lot of people on unemployment.
     
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    concepthomes1 When do we start? Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    I’m a GC. Gimme muh paperz.....
     
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    The only place I go during the day that worries me is the truck stop. Other than that in interact with less than 10 people a day. Sometimes a lot less.


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    I’m at the T&A outside Burlington a lot. Very high traffic place. I stopped going inside. Just Fuel and go
     
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    We had a guy on the shop floor come down with a fever so they closed the shop for the day and the next day as well and restricted access to the area. Seems like he did not have the new super bug.
     
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    Wouldn’t it be nice if his insanity infected other Democrat Governors?
     
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    Indeed! That’s the last governor I ever would’ve imagined making that exemption. I hope it does spread!
     
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    Right. I had to read it several times thinking the alcohol was messing with me.
     
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    I had to google and verify that he's really a D
     
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    Oh, he's a "D" alright...
     
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    Most retail in Hickory has shut the doors on their own because no one is spending money. Best Buy will be allowed to stay open if they wish because they supply computer related items. The mall in Hickory looked like a ghost town except Dillard's and JC Penny was open. Very few cars at both. They could have been employed entering all stores from those doors.
     
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    Ferrisfan Got here as soon as I could Supporting Member

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    That is eventually going to happen to the restaurants here. They cannot possibly be making ends meet off of the takeout and delivery sales. Once the restaurant to start closing, there will be another big panic rush on groceries.
     
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    I stopped by our favorite Mexican restaurant to get takeout yesterday. The manager told me that they would be shutting down after today because they just aren't doing any business. This is the Monterrey at Park Rd and Hwy 51 Pineville.
     
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    I don't see hardly anyone going thru drivethru windows here nor going in for takeout. I got takeout at a pizza place yesterday and I was one of two people at one of the busiest italian pizza joints. I was the only one in a line at a Chic-Fil-A Wednesday.
     
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    Company is now issuing curfew passes on letter head to all drivers. We already have facilities under curfew. I know it may not look like it at some stores, but we are pushing out bread at 4th of July levels. 4 trailers to Greenville SC, 8 to Lynchburg VA, 5 to Jamestown NC just tomorrow. Lot of warehouse with higher stack counts, some nearly double normal March numbers. But some are just running with pretty normal numbers. Having seniority and a set route, I'm mostly working similar hours. Some guys down the board are picking up a lot of extra runs.
     
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    I've been doing some takeout from local restaurants and they all stated the takeout business wasn't paying the bills. I figured the takeout business would triple not go flat. So few people actually cook anymore.
     
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    ^ I’m kind of not surprised though - folks are holding onto their money, and the tables do a LOT of volume. I’m sure the staff are getting absolutely hammered with little to no tips. :(
     
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    Trash is still running, restaurants have suspended or decreased service but grocery stores, apartments, and convenience stores are over flowing.