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Panasonic.....

Post by budjrfan » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:34 am

the Panasonic facility at forks of the river is in the process of shut down. anyone looked there yet?


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Post by ih8sndq » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:42 am

I worked there up until Sept of 2009. They are not shutting down, just moving all production to other facilities, i.e. countries. They are still doing engineering work there. I still have contacts for people there to talk to, just let me know who I need to give it to.

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Post by budjrfan » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:46 am

what's the size and condition of the back parking lot?
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Post by ih8sndq » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:19 pm

The back parking lot is pretty big and flat. It is in really good condition. I'm not sure if they will let it be used for autox since they have guards 24/7 there. I know one of the guys tried to do it a few years ago and it got shot down pretty quick, but that was when there were still doing production. Just let me know who I need to send the contact info, I don't want to post it on here.

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Post by thrdeye » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:33 pm

ih8sndq wrote:The back parking lot is pretty big and flat. It is in really good condition. I'm not sure if they will let it be used for autox since they have guards 24/7 there. I know one of the guys tried to do it a few years ago and it got shot down pretty quick, but that was when there were still doing production. Just let me know who I need to send the contact info, I don't want to post it on here.
you can PM it to me and I'll get it to Scott or Dave
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Post by ih8sndq » Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:50 pm

Ok, sounds good. I'll send it to you this afternoon after I get home and look it up.

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Re: Panasonic.....

Post by thrdeye » Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:13 pm

Bumping this back up. I never got any info on it. But I was looking on Bing Maps and it's as big as PSCC with no curbs. There are poles, however.

Anyone have an "in"?
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Post by scottgib » Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:20 pm

A company is looking seriously at buying the facility. The county has already worked out a tax deal. It is a German company named Fresenius that makes dialysis equipment. I expect we will have to wait and see if they are going to operate on Sundays.

BTW this is a quality get for the county. They will likely employ 600 people and it is a large stable company that is not affected much by the general economy.
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Post by oldmuscle69 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:17 pm

Saw that in the news paper,you think you can work it Scott?
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