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Wednesday, May 26, 2004

The Race to the Bottom Continues

Tecumseh Products to Cut 340 Local Jobs
Tecumseh Products Co. will eliminate more than half the jobs at its two local manufacturing facilities as part of an ongoing global restructuring program.

The company said it will move its compressor machining and assembly operations from Tecumseh to its existing factory in Tupelo, Miss., and move its compressor distribution operations from Clinton to Tecumseh. That will mean eliminating about 340 jobs in Lenawee County, leaving only about 200 manufacturing workers locally. The company's corporate headquarters is also based in Tecumseh.
Michigan, Mississippi, Mexico, China, Bangladesh. The never-ending quest for cheap labor. Isn't stopping stuff like this what governments are supposed to be for?