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Middleby cuts 20% of Viking Range workers (140+ laid off)
Crain's Chicago Business / The Associated Press ^
| February 1, 2013
Posted on 02/03/2013 1:43:02 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Viking Range Corp.'s new owner is laying off one-fifth of the company's workers.
Middleby Corp., based near Chicago, said it laid off about 140 of Viking's 700 employees Thursday.
Viking cooking schools in Ridgeland, Miss., and Memphis, Tenn., will close...
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagobusiness.com ...
TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food
KEYWORDS: cooking; illinois; layoffs; mississippi; tennessee
Weirdest dang Recovery I’ve ever seen — now in its fifth year.
posted on 02/03/2013 1:44:52 PM PST
(Nothing will change until after the war.)
Maybe come June we'll have another Recovery Summer.
Remember Barry's first State of the Union Show back in '09 when he said he's "going to focus like a laser on jobs"?
One can only imagine how bad we'd be doing if he wasn't so focused.
posted on 02/03/2013 1:48:48 PM PST
This is going to be bad for Greenwood. Fred Carl had done good things for the town. Good to know the Alluvian and the Viking cooking school will remain open, but who knows for how long?
posted on 02/03/2013 3:56:13 PM PST
Viking apparently didn’t pay the Dems’ Danegelt. Ironic.
posted on 02/03/2013 4:46:14 PM PST
by Chad N. Freud
(FR is the modern equivalent of the Committees of Correspondence. Let other analogies arise.)
I think that’s Middleby Marshall, who makes the ovens that Domino’s Pizza uses.
I’m so glad I’m not doing that tonight.
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