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High-Paying Manufacturing Jobs Still Decreasing

Postby OldFud » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:02 am

. ... hbend.html

Reference the table that shows August 2016 employment numbers . . .

Manufacturing employment counts:

South Bend – Mishawaka
16,400, a decrease of 1,200 from 1 year earlier. Note that roughly 2,400 of this 2016 count is a single company – AM General, 7 miles to the East of South Bend.

57,000, a decrease of 3,900 from 1 year earlier.

WikiPedia article on South Bend shows decrease in South Bend population from about 134,000 in 1960 to about 100,000 today. Much of that decrease is a migration out of South Bend to nearby towns such as Granger, to preserve quality of life.

South Bend no longer has any manufacturer with 1,000 or more employees. Largest-employment manufacturer in South Bend is likely Honeywell (formerly Allied Signal). Last published Honeywell headcount, several years ago, was 777. Peak employment at Studebaker was 22,000. Greater than 1,000 headcounts also at Oliver Plow, Singer Cabinet, Birdsell Mfg., Bendix, and perhaps other local manufacturers.
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Re: High-Paying Manufacturing Jobs Still Decreasing

Postby OldFud » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:37 am

Yet Another Local Manufacturer Bites the Dust !

Mishawaka's Parker Hannifin is closing in 2018, idling 94 workers according to report heard on 95.3FM radio this morning. Reference: ... t-to-close ... 21523.html ... 5b44b.html

Say good-bye to MORE high-paying industrial jobs.

No surprise here . . . merely a continuance of the steady migration of manufacturing jobs out of St. Joseph County (SJC).

With the hostility of local government AGAINST manufacturing companies, why would any such enterprise ever consider locating in SJC ?

Folks, this is yet another reminder of our local leaders working hard to replace $18 per hour manufacturing jobs with $8 per hour retail jobs.

We don't need SmartStreets (at $21,000,000) ! What we desperately need is SmartBureaucrats !
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Re: High-Paying Manufacturing Jobs Still Decreasing

Postby OldFud » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:27 am

In mid-2007, South Bend had one entity on the "50 Largest Employers in Indiana" list: South Bend Community School Corporation, at over 5,000 employees.

Now, there are NO South Bend entities on that list. See ... &nodeid=12

University of Notre Dame -- in Notre Dame, IN -- ranks 31 on the list. Elkhart has Norfolk Southern (railroad) as #28 on that list.

Notice the high concentration of (1) medical and (2) educational institutions at the top of this list.

US Steel is absent from this list, however Arcelor Mittal (another steel maker) is on this list (#10). The parent company of Arcelor Mittal is in the country of Luxemburg. ArcelorMittal is the world's largest steel maker, as measured by metric tons produced annually.

Delphi (#6) is the parts-making arm of General Motors. Delphi used to be what we remember as DELCO.
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