Hartmax Corp.

Hartmax Corp.

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu May 14, 2009 5:29 pm

Haven't heard of them? Well you probably will shortly.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/12/busin ... .html?_r=1

Hoping to save their jobs and start a national movement, Hartmarx workers are pressuring Wells Fargo, the company’s main creditor, to approve the sale of Hartmarx to a buyer that would keep it alive instead of liquidating it, and most likely putting its celebrated labels on suits made overseas.

Seeing a political and public relations opening, the workers and their union are arguing that Wells Fargo, having received $25 billion in the bank bailout, should keep a 122-year-old American company like Hartmarx in business and preserve some 3,600 jobs.

At a protest rally and meeting on Monday at the Hart Schaffner & Marx factory here, one lawmaker made clear that saving Hartmarx was a personal crusade. Representative Phil Hare, who worked for 13 years as a clothing cutter at the company’s plant in Rock Island, Ill., said that if Wells Fargo sold Hartmarx to a buyer that liquidated it, “I promise you I will be their worst nightmare.”
Richard S.
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Re: Hartmax Corp.

PostBy: Dann757 On: Thu May 14, 2009 8:04 pm

A really high class lady friend of mine got me some Brooks Brothers shirts-- Made in Malaysia. Sold Out. L.L. Bean- Made in Thailand. Sold Out. Van Heusen- Made in Jordan. Sold Out. Haynes- Made in Dominican Republic or India. Sold Out.

What is the world coming to? I was gonna have a cyanide sandwich but I decided to stick around and see how much worse things get.

Re: Hartmax Corp.

PostBy: jeromemsn On: Fri May 15, 2009 1:26 am

China has conquered the U.S. and never fired a shot. All they said is they would stop buying our debt if things didn't change and look at whats happened. We don't call the shots anymore in our own country other countries do. I hate to say it but have you noticed that things that we really need on a day to day basis even if we are broke and out of work are the things made in other countries. We are such jack asses.
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