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Cabinet maker Merillat closing 2 Virginia plants (279 employees)
WSLS-TV / The Associated Press ^ | November 20, 2012

Posted on 11/20/2012 8:07:15 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

ATKINS, Va. - Cabinet maker Merillat is laying off 280 employees at two manufacturing plants in southwest Virginia.

Officials for parent company Masco Cabinetry confirmed on Tuesday that it plans to close two facilities that make doors and panels for cabinets in Atkins in mid-January...

(Excerpt) Read more at 2.wsls.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Local News
KEYWORDS: adrian; cabinet; layoffs; manufacturing; merillat; michigan; unemployment; virginia
Will we even have an economy by 2017?
1 posted on 11/20/2012 8:07:22 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

HOORAY Merillat! Prepare. Persevere.


2 posted on 11/20/2012 8:09:31 PM PST by PGalt
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thanks Barry!!! You’re getting done what Osama couldn’t do! Good job! Every commie ‘RAT gets a trophy when you’re done!


3 posted on 11/20/2012 8:10:20 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Amnesty - Obama's bailout of Mexico. Barry sticks it to America again!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not if “they” have their way. “They” want us begging them for food and roofs over our head. Never have understood to what end such people want to rule. Is money the main goal? Why ruin so many lives?


4 posted on 11/20/2012 8:10:27 PM PST by madison10
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Don't matter to me none! I WON!" ~ Barack Hussein Obama


5 posted on 11/20/2012 8:11:55 PM PST by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They make good cabinets.

I guess that work will be farmed out to China now.


6 posted on 11/20/2012 8:13:15 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow..... I have installed so many of their cabinets. Most likely these jobs will go off shore too or Mexico.


7 posted on 11/20/2012 8:13:15 PM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: smokingfrog

I’m sure they would be welcomed here in Texas.


8 posted on 11/20/2012 8:15:18 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: massmike

9 posted on 11/20/2012 8:24:08 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: The Mayor
I had Merrilat cabinets in the lake house I was forced to sell in 2008. Hickory, chestnut stain, black glaze. Craftsman style, verdi granite counter tops, slate back splash.

I miss that place, it was my dream house. Planned it for ten years. Only had it two years before everything blew up.

Oh well, at least I still made money on it. Bought the land before speculators drove everything through the roof. Things could be worse, I could’ve easily lost my @ss on it.

A case of he who panics first panics best, I guess.

10 posted on 11/20/2012 8:24:22 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: null and void

bump


11 posted on 11/20/2012 8:27:24 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: smokingfrog

I am amazed that Howard Miller is still in business in Michigan.

http://www.howardmiller.com/


12 posted on 11/20/2012 8:37:05 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I may cheer when I see “EPA closes 2 regional offices,” “DOJ lays off 1500 lawyers,” or “White House staff reduced by 400.” THAT would be something to celebrate.


13 posted on 11/20/2012 8:42:37 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: mylife

With a spokesperson like Ty Pennington, how could they lose?

/s


14 posted on 11/20/2012 8:53:24 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: The Mayor

Don’t you think it’s a question of the market either disappearing or being greatly reduced? In this economy, no one is building and not many are remodeling. So who’d be buying new cabinets?


15 posted on 11/20/2012 8:57:58 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: EDINVA

They’re “better” cabinets, but not absolute top of the line. I’d imagine they’ve been taking a sales hit on cost compared to more mass-produced, less well made products, particularly imports.


16 posted on 11/20/2012 9:01:07 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

I suppose any company that manufactures well-made proeducts domestically is in deep kimchi. What horrible times we’re living in.


17 posted on 11/20/2012 9:06:35 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: smokingfrog
LOL ☺
18 posted on 11/20/2012 9:07:14 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: EDINVA

I wonder how Shiloh, another Virginia cabinetmaker, is doing? Marsh too, for that matter, they’re mor local. I considered both of them before settling on Merillat. Similar.


19 posted on 11/20/2012 9:09:51 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

You piqued my curiosity, so googled both Shiloh and Marsh. It appears both are weathering the economic storm. (but the Shiloh I found is in MO? And Marsh, of course, is in High Point, NC).


20 posted on 11/20/2012 9:32:55 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: massmike

In Muslim countries, this would be considered highly offensive, strike that, in Christian countries too!


21 posted on 11/20/2012 9:38:50 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: EDINVA

“So who’d be buying new cabinets?”

Maybe they need cabinets in the FEMA Camps?


22 posted on 11/20/2012 9:40:26 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: Bshaw

Maybe they need cabinets in the FEMA Camps?

THOSE are made in China!


23 posted on 11/20/2012 9:44:22 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: dfwgator

My friend’s son works with two young guys that make custom cabinets in their shop not far from San Antonio. They have enough orders to keep them busy for at least the next two years. Little pricey but excellent workmanship and perfect in every detail.


24 posted on 11/20/2012 9:57:04 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Dammit Bush - why?!?! /sarc
25 posted on 11/20/2012 9:57:57 PM PST by mykroar (BAD-ANON: One Game At A Time)
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To: Bshaw; EDINVA

Lots of folks around me are upgrading their kitchens including switching out the particle board cabinets since it doesn’t look like they will be moving anytime soon.


26 posted on 11/20/2012 10:00:42 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: EDINVA

The Shiloh distributor for my area must have been in Virginia because I clearly remember a Virginia address on the literature, but the website for the same product says Missouri, you’re correct. Nice cabinets either way, semi-custom, meaning you get a wide variety of species, stains, glazes and door/drawer profiles like full custom but don’t pay a custom price because some of the components that are not visible are mass produced. The exterior, howver, is built to order.


27 posted on 11/21/2012 3:42:32 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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