Friday, November 19, 2010

Breaking news!

We've got some badddddd news in Eagan: Defense contractor, Lockheed Martin, is leaving town in 2013. That means the loss of 1,000 jobs, including 700 engineers in a company founded back in 1946. Zut alors!

15 comments:

  1. Well, hello there!

    You are just Johnny-on-the-Spot, aren't you? Such a good little CDP blogger!

    I wonder if Jacob from Ocala still looks at your blog? I guess his bridge is still on the drawing board...

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  2. Huff da, en så viktig bidragsyter i næringslivet er ikke godt å miste.


    God helg til deg og dine Leif :)

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  3. Sorry to read that. I hope Eagan will be resilient. Good luck.

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  4. Oh, that's not good. I hope things turn around before then.

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  5. Oh no. I know how devastating something like this can be to a local economy. Happens to various places here every time a large multinational decides to pull out. I hope those 1000 people find replacement jobs soon after Lockheed closes. :(

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  6. Very sad. We had a similar report from Northrup-Gruman regarding shipbuilding in Newport News. Pray for better times.

    Darryl and Ruth : )

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  7. What terrible news. Why/where is Lockheed Martin going?

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  8. This is sad and it's happening everywhere. I hope something will happens to change this.

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  9. Not good for Eagan - and especially not good for the Lockheed-Martin employees, but «Louis» doesn't have to tell you that...

    Perhaps a new political climate in Congress will change this.

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  10. Sad to hear that news.. Perhaps everything will be fine soon

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  11. Unfortunately this is a very common situation here... Hundreds of companies are closing doors lately, some of them are moving to eastern european countries where they pay less taxes and lower salaries. It's a disaster, that's why unemployment is reaching 11% in this country.

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