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Old 11-23-2022, 8:01pm   #1
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Default Casualties of War: Lane Furniture Mfg. Abruptly Ceases Production

Brandon's War on America is already producing casualties, like the 2,700 hard working Americans that JUST lost their jobs today.

When hyperinflation hits, durable goods like furniture are going to be almost immediately impacted, as people make due with the old shit, because they can't afford new, or are afraid to spend for fear of job loss themselves.

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Horrible News – United Furniture (Lane Brand) Lays Off 2,700 Workers Immediately Via Text Message
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This is terrible news for many blue-collar families in Mississippi and North Carolina. Last night, United Furniture, makers of Lane brand, fired all of their manufacturing employees and transportation workers effective immediately.

Fortunately, other manufacturers are quickly messaging the displaced workers with job offers {link}, but the overall message from the collapsed company is alarming.

Read the email letter from today that accompanied the late-night notification:

(Via Furniture Today) – “At the instruction of the Board of Directors of United Furniture Industries, Inc., and all subsidiaries (the “Company”), we regret to inform you that due to unforeseen business circumstances the Company has been forced to make the difficult decision to terminate the employment of all its employees, effective immediately, on November 21, 2022, with the exception of over-the-road drivers that are out on delivery. Your layoff from the Company is expected to be permanent and all benefits will be terminated immediately without provision of COBRA.

Over-the-road drivers that are out on delivery will be paid for the balance of the week. Whether or not you have completed your delivery, please immediately return equipment, inventory, and delivery documents for those deliveries that have been completed to one of the following locations: Winston-Salem, N.C., Verona, Miss., or Victorville, Calif. location. To be clear, do not complete any additional deliveries.

We regret that this difficult and unexpected situation has made this necessary. Additional information will be provided shortly.

Thank you for your service and dedication.
UFI/Lane Corporate Communications” (link)

A few quick points.

First, everyone who is not pretending is well aware the U.S. durable good economy is in a severe state of contraction. This manufacturing announcement is deeply troubling and sad, but unfortunately not unexpected – all things considered.

Second, while understanding that an unexpected loss in operational funding is usually what leads to these “immediate” types of total operational collapse, most often the result of a lender backing away from a desperately needed continuation loan, the callousness of the job loss communication reflects disconnected corporate management.

Third, while the economic framework would preclude it happening on his watch, United Furniture Industries is damn lucky President Donald Trump is not in office right now or there would likely be an eviscerating response to this announcement.

I have never met President Trump, but I have watched closely enough to accept that we are tuned to the same business frequency. This is not the way an American company, or any company for that matter, should conduct itself during crisis.

My prayers are for those families who woke up this morning with the financial rug pulled out from under them.
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Wow. I use to have to do the trade show in Tupelo, MS twice a year and passed by their mfg. plants there. They are probably one if not the last furn. mfg. in the USA. Most everything else is imported.
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Most likely did not keep up with the times Change is good for modern business
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Most likely who did not keep up with the times Change is good for modern business
POS^ but painfully stupid and incapable of knowing and fixing himself.

This will have to do.
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POS^ but painfully stupid and incapable of knowing and fixing himself.

This will have to do.
Live in the past and lose out financially and politically.
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Dude, they were in the business of making furniture, not promoting the faggot, tranny, and dead violent criminal ghetto thug agenda of the Democrat Party.
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Most likely did not keep up with the times Change is good for modern business
By “good for modern business”, you mean good for some importer bringing in garbage furniture from Asian sweatshops. While quality American made furniture companies shutter their shops. And hard working American craftsman lose their jobs.

I’m pretty sure both Mike Rowe and Chuck Norris now want to knock some sense into you.
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Live in the past and lose out financially and politically.
You know absolutely nothing about finance. You are a simpleton.
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You know absolutely nothing about finance. You are a simpleton.
He only knows about hanging out with random men in his van when his wife kicks him out of the house for a weekend of "alone time."
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He only knows about hanging out with random men in his van when his wife kicks him out of the house for a weekend of "alone time."
Could be children, for all we know? He’s creepy for sure.
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You know absolutely nothing about finance. You are a simpleton.
I do know good business plan thinking of future customers is a plus
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He only knows about hanging out with random men in his van when his wife kicks him out of the house for a weekend of "alone time."
Lucky to have a loyal wife tell us how an Asian wife left you. Asian wives only leave you for major problems like substance abuse or physical abuse
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Sometimes there are posts that are just so ****ing stupid that the 100s of possible replies all collide in my head and I just decide to let the poster step in to the tar pit and get stuck. They'll die of their own stupidity.
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Mississippi and North Carolina? I've worked NC. The place isn't exactly renowned for high paying jobs. Probably a casualty of the new increased minimum wage laws. Couple that along with inflation and I'm surprised they lasted as long as they did.

Buying new furniture isn't exactly a mandatory requirement of life so raising product prices would have only meant a quicker demise. The chair I'm sitting in right now is ~25 years old. Have a new one handy but why switch over before this one bites the dust? Not going to happen.
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[QUOTE=Louie Detroit;2015815] They were in the business of making furniture, not promoting the, faggot, tranny, and dead violent criminal ghetto thug agenda ofI the Democrat Party.[/QUOTE
Louie, love your posts. If a business needs fags to keep up with the times better do it or go out of business
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We had just ordered a new recliner a little while ago.
Looks like we will receive it after all!

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Just before Christmas too; I had to lay off 80% of my company's division in Maryland once two weeks before Christmas in the 90s. The US gov't just flat out canceled the contract during budget games.

I hated being in management at the time, at least I dismissed people with individual sit downs with each employee and even found some of them other work elsewhere - didn't do it with a damned text message.

As to STS business advice; his chief business is troll - no experience required.
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You know absolutely nothing about finance. You are a simpleton.

You're being kind Dan. Seeing 2,500+ people losing their job right before the holidays is no time for schadenfreude, but some can't help in their callousness.

This company fired the CFO/CEO and VP of sales back in June, so something was obviously amiss among top management. Hopefully those folks laid off can pick up in a similar industry, but it won't be easy as the economy continues to contract.
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