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  • Kme Fire Apparatus

    It was in the news last week that Rev Group, would be laying off 70 employees at the KME plant in Pa, and also 30 employees at there service center in California, they call it restructuring , or down sizing. When ever a large corporation starts cutting corners, you can bet on them closing down all of the KME productions at Nesquehoning, Pa and , just keeping the aerial ladder plant open in Va, to supply Ferrara Fire Apparatus , with ladders .
    I feel sorry for the work force that may loose there jobs over pure greed !

  • #2
    I'm no KME hater, but perhaps KME should have planned better so they could meet the production schedule for the FDNY order instead of failing to keep up with deliveries. My bet is corporate did not smile down upon that failure.
    Crazy, but that's how it goes
    Millions of people living as foes
    Maybe it's not too late
    To learn how to love, and forget how to hate

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    • #3
      Folklore has it that the jobs at the Mothership in Nesquohoning were slashed because of the loss of the FDNY Contract.
      "Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."

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      • #4
        We are in the process of specing a new rig. We were told that KME has a build time of over 400 days. I don’t see how that will improve after the layoffs.

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        • #5
          Build time should be no longer than 10 months, from contract signing, to delivery

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          • #6
            Originally posted by FWDbuff View Post
            Folklore has it that the jobs at the Mothership in Nesquohoning were slashed because of the loss of the FDNY Contract.
            I don't think that the new owners which is Rev Group, really wanted the FDNY contract in the first place, it is a five year nightmare with the bumper to bumper warranty that the City of New York requires. They have there hands full with the Ferrara Fire Apparatus contracts with N.Y. A service guy that worked for Ferrara, in North Jersey told me that he had to work 7 days a week, and was on call 24/7 just to cover the FDNY with five employees and himself !
            Last edited by Woodbridge; 10-15-2019, 08:50 PM.

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            • #7
              Its typical for a investment group in any corporation to do it, Its called lean management, manufacturing. Next will be Ferrara for sure. Its happening thru-out America. It is not just the manufacturing sector, its been and still being done in health care field. Its the new corporate America unfortunately.

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              • #8
                The 100 positions that were eliminated have been happening over the past year or so since REV purchased the company. Not sure why but the announcement makes it sound like it all happened at once (which was not the case). There are a lot of positions that are redundant within other places in the REV group and therefore they simply aren't needed anymore. Furthermore, KME's manufacturing setup was dated to say they least. REV has poured a lot of money into the place modernizing facilities and processes. With this comes greater efficiencies and sometimes a need for fewer people. I think the completion of the FDNY contract factored in as well. Regardless, KME is not going anywhere and will remain a major player.

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                • #9
                  All of the news stories made it look like 100 production workers all got the axe on the same day, and not over a period of a year or more. Anyway Kme Fire Apparatus builds a good product, at a fair price, so I would hope to see them stay in business for many years to come !

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