Bombardier lays off 500 in Thunder Bay
Here we go again folks!
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Could be because their big TTC and GO contracts for delivery of a fixed number of vehicles are about to wrap up. This shouldn’t be a surprise as the contracts were known to be wrapped up in 2019.
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Bombardier transportation has far too many factories. Such level of redundancy (manufacturing equipment, manpower and "apparent" but not real product diversity) can only hurt business.
Jul 10th, 2019 6:43 pm
The good news is that Bombardier’s recent efforts to turn its railcar division around seem to be working.
Since the beginning of this year alone, the company has won contracts to build train cars in Hamburg, metro cars for Delhi, tramcars in Brussels and train sets in Adelaide, Australia.
Bombardier has just won preferred-bidder status for a $4.5-billion monorail in Cairo. And Bombardier Transportation will perform the first overhaul of train cars in the Eurotunnel’s 25-year history — cars also originally built by Bombardier.
By now, there is enough substance to the company’s turnaround to believe that Bombardier’s Thunder Bay plant has a promising future. Thunder Bay is, after all, one of the oldest and best railcar makers in the world.
With its central location in North America, Thunder Bay continues to be an ideal location for serving the North American boom in transportation infrastructure.
The short-term pain of layoffs, which may turn out to be temporary, is a legacy of a long stretch of Bombardier Transportation mismanagement. That malaise is giving way to sound managerial practices, and that gives hope that Thunder Bay might someday have a bigger workforce than ever.
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I just love the way people defend corporations here meanwhile they are clueless. If Bombardier cannot keep people because they don't have contracts then why are we taxpayers pumping billions of dollars into them for bailouts? That money was handed to them so they don't lay off workers when they get slow. We should have let this company just die off.
Jul 11th, 2019 2:52 pm
That is what I said?MusicBox wrote: ↑ I just love the way people defend corporations here meanwhile they are clueless. If Bombardier cannot keep people because they don't have contracts then why are we taxpayers pumping billions of dollars into them for bailouts? That money was handed to them so they don't lay off workers when they get slow. We should have let this company just die off.