Pella Windows closes up shop

Heard from my daughters boyfriend that his former employer Pella Windows out on Angola road is closing up shop and moving operations to Detroit. He said employees were given five days notice that they'll be out of work.
Nice eh?
Just what Toledo needs.

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There's a Pella Windows plant in Murray, KY (very close to where I grew up), and from all appearances it is doing great. They came in probably 5 years ago and projected roughly 500 jobs. They then proceeded to top 1000 jobs within 5 years and continue to add workers today.

A good friend of mine's husband lost his job on Monday when his entire department was let go of I believe 8 people and today my ex-husband informed me that he's being laid off from his new employer along with 20 other employees, after only several months of working there finding that job after having being out of work for longer than he expected when his employer of 22 years closed up shop...that resulted in over a 100 people being out of a job.

Thankfully my husband is paying for health insurance for my daughters else they'd have no insurance again, as soon as he had open enrollment we added them though we of course pay for it, and we've been thru the belt tightening required when child support is reduced then done when unemployment runs out.

Despite the people that don't like the concept of me doing paid reviews/posts on my other blogs than Glass City Jungle? I'm really glad now I am else things would really be bleak.

We don't remember days only moments...

Condolences Lisa - continues to be tough here also. But optimistic forecast.

If you're here to tell me it's my fault - you're right. I meant to do it. It was alot of fun. That's why I have this happy smile on my face.

I agree - why on earth would anybody care where you posted?

I wondered if there were any press releases regarding this closing of the Pella Windows Angola Road location.

I was formally employed there, I quit and got out while the gettin' was good and now that I have heard about the closing, I am thankful that I did leave.

However, I think it is a real shame that employees were only given 5 days notice.

I just wondered if anyone else had additional information on this situation, like when it closed and if the employees were offered severence pay or other employment options with the company.

I've always found it funny that the ones who don't pay your bills are the ones who want to dictate your cash flow.

Until the lion writes his own story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter (African proverb)

Until the lion writes his own story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter (African proverb)

When I was on a panel done by the UT's Society for Professional Journalists it became clear that the questions I was asked concerning the paid postings was an issue for some. I've seen others such as History Mike deal with the same issue.

For me I know I only review things I think either interest me or will interest readers, and I do some basic checking to make sure that what I'm going to write about I can recommend or not recommend. Or something I can have fun with. A recent example was a post about a new anime series on Cartoon Network, that was a fun post to write and I was paid $50.00 to write it. Some seem to believe it creates a bias, but my feeling is I seriously doubt someone is going to run out and buy something based on what I write on a sponsored blog post alone. They might visit the site, and if it interests them and they check out other reviews? Sure, but I think some over estimate the power that bloggers have.

On the flip side there are bloggers out there who will say positive things about products just to get paid, but eventually their own readership will realize they are nothing more than glorified spammers, and they'll lose links which will eventually put them into blog obscurity.

I know there still is some optimistic news out there, after I posted here my oldest daughter was offered a great summer job as an intern and it is local. I'm still hopeful things will get better for many more people, but at times it can be frustrating when the job losses hit close to home.

We don't remember days only moments...

And I still stand by what I stated. If folks REALLY have a concern with the "credibility", they can put the money where their mouth is.

Until the lion writes his own story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter (African proverb)

Until the lion writes his own story, the tale of the hunt will always glorify the hunter (African proverb)

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