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History Liquidation of crane cams, inc. .. :-(

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by NITROFC, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 35,157


    Amazing corelation here. :rolleyes:
  2. JeffB2
    Joined: Dec 18, 2006
    Posts: 9,021

    from Phoenix,AZ

    Harvey is still with us :cool:reading to be had!
  3. X CRANE
    Joined: Mar 27, 2009
    Posts: 1


    As an x Crane employee the only real losers are the employees. For the past few months we were told the sale of the business was in the works...then the doors were shut by the bank...

    We now have no jobs, no benefits, don't qualify for cobra, and we find out our 401K and pre tax contributions to our medical coverage were not funded by Mikronite the past few months and now we can't even get a straight answer as to the future of the business

    Now we have a job fair the same day as a liquidator announces the place is being auctioned..........what a joke. It appears that no one has the ba**s to tell us what is really going on

  4. Bullet Man
    Joined: Sep 21, 2006
    Posts: 389

    Bullet Man

    i try to buy american when i can but it is getting harder to do unless you have alot of time on your hands. last night i went to sears to buy a batt. charger for my drill and it was made in china, next i see a rack of baseball hats and they are all made in china with MLB logo on them all. two buys and all china! WTF! i find out yesterday GRANT steering wheels is moving from glendale ca. to mexico!
  5. chevy3755
    Joined: Feb 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,046


    the future of things to come
  6. FASI
    Joined: May 11, 2001
    Posts: 1,135


    As I stress to people around me, shop at Walmart and save a Chinese job. Shop American and save your own ass over the long haul. We need to get smart.
  7. Aman
    Joined: Dec 28, 2005
    Posts: 2,522

    from Texas

    So what's a guy ta do? I'm to the point of buying old, used parts in place of new chinckanese stuff. From what I see coming out of china, I'm afraid of putting any of there stuff in a motor or other car parts. Folks, this is nothing new. It's been going on since the late 70s and nobody has done a thing to stop it. It's all based on the all might dollar and not quality, dedication, love for country, or any of the "corny" stuff we did way back when. This will never change until there is a major upheaval in the manufacturing sector here in the US. We read daily about how the china men are hacking computers at the pentagon and dept of defense but nothing ever gets done about it. I don't trust those little bastards and never will but, I guess that's the way we were taught back in the days of the communists regimes. They are a communists country and always will be, so, what's a guy ta do?:(:confused:;)
  8. 35WINDOW
    Joined: Jul 7, 2005
    Posts: 454


  9. Larry T
    Joined: Nov 24, 2004
    Posts: 7,690

    Larry T

  10. CrazyUncleJack
    Joined: Feb 11, 2009
    Posts: 140

    from OK

    EngRish will work for a little while longer.
  11. wally bell
    Joined: Apr 15, 2008
    Posts: 418

    wally bell
    from VA.

  12. JeffB2
    Joined: Dec 18, 2006
    Posts: 9,021

    from Phoenix,AZ

    Maybe you need to check Wal-Mart out a little better,I completely rewired my '54 everything at Checker/O'Reilly and Autozone in the way of terminals and connectors and switches were Chinese, at Wal-Mart they were 3M brand made in St.Paul Minnesota, there are a lot of USA brands at Wal-Mart you just need to look for them,blame the lame butt CEO's of American companies that stuff their pockets and outsource to foreign countries at the expence of the American workers' jobs.:mad:
  13. Hyfire
    Joined: Jun 18, 2004
    Posts: 1,232


    You reap what you sow. Thank your fellow employees who helped take the company away from it's father then decided to sell it to a large outfit.

    I can say with certainty that Mr. Crane loved his company and it was more than a paycheck. I can also say that the employee "Owners" didnt love it the same way.

    You guys screwed the founder and now you guys are being screwed.

    Sounds fair to me....

  14. Little Wing
    Joined: Nov 25, 2005
    Posts: 7,504

    Little Wing
    from Northeast

    umm,,would seem if everyone had supported them more when they were in business,,they might still be :)
  15. parksquijada
    Joined: Aug 6, 2008
    Posts: 316

    from norcal

    my question many H.A.M.B.'rs going to the auction? :rolleyes: and could you pick me up a cam? :rolleyes:
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2009
  16. Larry T
    Joined: Nov 24, 2004
    Posts: 7,690

    Larry T

    I know this doesn't directly relate to what's gonna happen now and is a little off topic, but who did "the executive group" answer too? Esot, the employee/stockholders, or ???????? Did ESOT answer to the employee/stockholders or were they an independent entity?

    I guess I'd better get some work done before the people I answer to (my customers) fire my butt.
    Larry T
  17. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
    Posts: 3,814

    from Colorado

    JeffB2 said,
    "blame the lame butt CEO's of American companies that stuff their pockets and outsource to foreign countries at the expence of the American workers' jobs".

    Try blaming the people that are always grinding for a better price despite the fact that the quality doesn't mean anything to them anymore. All of you traditionalists out there looking for some Cragars or Keystone from "back in the day" might be surprised to know that a lot of the rims were "heche en Mexico" at a Firestone plant in Mexicali. And the reason very simply was that the EPA shut down chroming and polishing plants in SoCal. So before you start a rant on "greedy CEO's" check your facts.
  18. DeucePhaeton
    Joined: Sep 10, 2003
    Posts: 1,007


    I'm in ...double.
  19. hence "employees"...wish more people could figure that one out...
  20. Peter Mc Mahon
    Joined: Jan 1, 2009
    Posts: 199

    Peter Mc Mahon
    from Ontario

    For everyone that wants to buy only American, I hope that you don't work in a industry that EXPORTS....cause your going to go out of business. It's a global economy.
  21. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 6,705


    Count me in!:D
  22. Rich Rogers
    Joined: Apr 8, 2006
    Posts: 2,018

    Rich Rogers

    HHMMM!! HAMBCAMS Inc. I like it so count me in too:D
  23. krooser
    Joined: Jul 25, 2004
    Posts: 4,584


    Long winter?
  24. What's going to happen to western companies (and the West in general) if the Chinese national government ever decides to nationalize all of the Western-owned facilities within their borders? Many of today's economists will tell you that cannot happen because once your country's GDP is tied to the worldwide supply chain, the mercantile aspects of that supply chain will 'keep you in line' and we will all just get along swimmingly so long as no one steps out of that line. Yeah-right. Think it can't happen? Think Venezuela and oil...If nationalization were to ever happen to western firms currently manufacturing in China, the results would be disastrous on an epic economic scale.

    Sorry...I think I strayed OT but if North America and the West continue to sell off technology, plants, tools, dies and knowledge to businesses in foreign lands whose governments and policies may not always have our best interests at heart, we will rue the day if we find that we have sold off our very ability to manufacture, create or be competitive on the world stage of ideas.
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2009
  25. MUNCIE
    Joined: Jan 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,283


    Would be nice if they would bring back all the manufacturing and factory jobs to our country.That kept a lot of people in work and I feel did so much for our country !!
    Corporate got gredy bottom line and stop aring about the blue collar man imo.

  26. Already done.
  27. dbradley
    Joined: Jan 6, 2007
    Posts: 1,036


    We have a winner..... right on target!!! And, this won't be the last as auto regulations get changed. Damn tree huggers.
  28. drpushbutton
    Joined: Oct 28, 2008
    Posts: 43

    from Kansas

    Crower Cams in California might be a good alternative. Not one Chineese anything.
  29. temper_mental
    Joined: Oct 22, 2006
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    from Texas

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