- June 08, 2012 - 08:46
I remember an interview with a union head at the Kruger plant just after the Grand Falls-Winsor plant closed. The union was confident the Corner Brook operation would survive, citing the significant financial investments in machinery and technology that Kruger was continuing to make.
- June 08, 2012 - 14:22
Two takeaways: 1) No one wants to remember or admit that Kruger ever put one thin dome into Corner Brook.....the mill was free, the power is free, and the only money that ever changed hands was $46 million from the government. Keeping the issue outrageously one-sided and simple helps those with small, math-challenged minds deal with things. 2) As always, the 'union's opinion' on business relaities is worth exactly what they charge to give it.
- June 08, 2012 - 08:07
The simple fact is that this is just a 'kick you in the knees' kinda place. Joe Kruger has undoubtedly seen a lot in his business career, and he's likely had bruised and bloodied shins from various dust-ups at his mills now and again, but he no doubt still cannot quite believe or even figure out what he's been subjected to in this place. They could write a business book on all this --- but no one would believe it.
- June 08, 2012 - 10:35
Free power, free tree planting, free harvesting and cash grants yes Joe sure has it hard.
- June 08, 2012 - 11:31
And eejot #325 adds his drive-by clueless slur to the pot....yes, everytihng here is "free". I wonder why we didn't have 5 super-profitable mills here? What a completely oblivious, backwards place, full of self-destructive youngsters. Joe surely won't lose any sleep over this decision...you're making it so easy.