EPIC to close Norwalk plant

85 local residents to lose jobs.
Scott Seitz
Jan 13, 2014

 

EPIC Technologies officials this morning announced the closing of its Norwalk facility.

Workers learned the news about 8:30 a.m.

The Norwalk plant, located at 200 E. Bluegrass Drive, currently employs 85 people.

EPIC, which is a Natel EMS company, will consolidate its remaining customers into other EPIC locations during the next six months.

Look for the full story in Tuesday’s Norwalk Reflector.

Comments

JACKEL

Not good news. Hope some can retire or relocate !When Corporate makes up their minds,they have done much research and there is no way to change it !

venay3k8

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Estrella Damm

I thought the mayor campaigned on making an environment for more jobs, but yet we keep losing them.

Kottage Kat

I am, now retired. Your point being?

Kottage Kat

This plant has been struggling long before the present administration. Worked there, lots of stuff went to Mexico.
So sad, however employees knew it was coming. So did prior administration.

I Can Read

I thought you said you were a nurse?

starryeyes83

Can't nurses work elsewhere in between jobs?

If there's a law against it; they should make it public.

I Can Read

I was just asking. It seems like I read a post recently about something in the medical field and this person wrote they had just recently retired from being a nurse for like 40 years. I wouldn't think that would have left much time to work at epic. Maybe a different person? Like I said, I was just asking.

starryeyes83

Oh. Gotcha.

Kottage Kat

You have the right person.

swiss family

Kat you might be right... maybe the previous administration knew they were struggling, and that is the reason you campaigned so adamantly to change administrations... right?? you and so many of the like minded "Freedom fighters" or "tea baggers" or whatever it is you call yourselves today,did nothing but complain about the past administration, .. one such complaint was too many parks?? right, the nre administration came in and established another new park at the Humane society .. Conway park, for the dogs.. right???You also complained vehemently about the need for another abandoned parking sport on Whittlesey ave, so the delivery trucks could safely park there and unload their wares... right??? well as far as I can tell, the new administration did NOT approve the extra spot for the "loading zone" and yet I have net heard you complain about it at all???hhhmmm... You certainly made an issue about any jobs that left during the last administration, and even the ones that just downsized,but refuse to admit that either any administration is incapable of keeping existing business here, which if that is you admission, I think you own the previous administration an apology,so now that it is the administration of your choice, why do you NOT seem to hold them accountable as you did the last administration???Also wasn't one of your chief complaints about the trees in uptown Norwalk, with the previous administration??? and yet how many trees in Uptown were just recently replaced, and again, not a peep from you???? very strange indeed

I happen to agree that there is not too muchg a Mayor can do to keep jobs here.. and that was true for this administration as well, as the previous administration, the big difference though is that this administration campaigned that there would be "jobs, jobs, jobs???? and so far we have not only NOT seen any coming into our town, but we are losing Jobs on a monumental rate under this administration???? And one last thing, you say that the "employees knew it was coming" like that makes everything OK??? well it doesn't, it is NOT OK for the employees, it is NOT OK for their families and it is NOT OK for our community...This administration promised things would be better.. they promised jobs , job, job...so either that was being deceitful... which is not a good quality in any administration, OR they were viewing it as a "Pollyanna, clap you hands and bring tinker belle back to life" kind of dream, and if that is the case, then are they really who we want to stay in control of our town, if they do not understand that wishing and hoping is NOT the same a producing...

Kottage Kat

How is " Hope and Change " working for you. Thank you for your titillating rhetoric, as always.

swiss family

you are so very welcome....why can you not just answer some of the questions, instead of attacking me for asking????

truckin

DO NOT put Kat in with the tea party group. She is an old lady, bored, SSI trailer park resident who claims to be whatever may make her "liked""popular""sound intelligent" with whatever the topic of the day.. Nothing more.
ALSO as far as campaigned???? Don't even get me started on your overlord, ruler "the one" on the Potomac!!!!!!!!!!!and what was campaigned

swiss family

that really is not fair... everyone is entitled to their opinion, and there is no reason to personally attack her as you just did..

truckin

I didn't mean to personally attack, as you have noticed, she does stand on whatever side the majority does for any particular topic. Her past careers change daily as to where she might say something about a company and is looking for some kind of creditablity for her comments.

As far as your comment toward "teabaggers or whatever they call themselves today" That is a form of total disrespect for a group of people who actually have there eyes open and are into, NOT allowing overlords to dictate there lives. People who are willing to stand up for your rights as for there own. EVEN in such times as when such handout seekers are so plentiful.

swiss family

when I used the term "tea baggers" I meant no disrespect... wasn't that what they were calling themselves at one time?I also do not necessarily disagree with your assessment of her position on things, but it did sound like an attack... also when you say "handout seekers" does that include the returning servicemen and women who can not get a job, either because of there not being a suitable job available for them, or because of their confused emotional state after defending all of us, by whatever means possible???and what about senior citizens?? and the disabled???

truckin

Dude you even make me laugh, as with cliFF i know alot about you also.. Just remember when a trustworthy, good girl (some1's ex) starts getting something that she hasn't been getting in along long time?? even thru adultress behaviors..and smiles alot, even though meaningless.. she tends to talk..
Now as far as your comment on military and senior citizens?? our country always seems able to help a certain type of or race...but never enough for for it's own
As far as seniors, where was there ever an indication of absolute 100% living wage.. it's SSI "supplemental" NOT sustainment..some personal responsibility required. Where is it written one man saves for his future but another doesn't have too?
Military are lacking the ability to secure employment after service my opinion on the greed of past generations of Labor Unions etc., which have sought out years of waste, fraud and abuse of the so called Boss Man. Jobs have move to other nations or gone toward automation. Plus any military past or current military that can get WILL get a job..
Then also comes the generations of beliefs, that all can be equal..I deserve mentality? Plus we do not live in a world of hands on brain dead low skilled production workers. Them years (45-80's)were very nice no doubt but????
and
Sorry i just don't feel we have ANY true poor people among us. Our country has some of the wealthiest poor folks ever known to exist. Whether you judge by there waistline, ink on body or flat screen to name a few. So i have NOT been convinced that this war on poverty is anything more than a "take from the have's to give to the have not"s". Punish the successful...reward the failures.. based on who can give the saddest story.. Enough i have to get back to my JOB so i can give up more to others..

swiss family

No...Truckin.... In CASE you are interested , you make me laugh... first off... just like Kat and cliff I know a lot about you as well...but unless you wrote the entire first paragraph in some sorry of "code" I have no idea what you are talking about...There are so many questions I could ask, but I am not sure who you are referring to, and if it is Cliffs ex or mine, and why they would be talking to you.. so I will not ask because I am not sure whom you are trying to defame here... so how about sticking to the topics, or spell out what you are trying to say.Also.. along with Cliff... I wish that both of you were able to understand that just because someone has a different opinion, or sees things in a different light, does not mean that they are attack someone.

It appears that you two, both feel that it is wrong somehow to criticize the JOB that a person does, if you know or knew them at one time.. there is a difference between attack someone PERSONALLY, and disagreeing with them.. I have disagreed with Kat many times, and for awhile we did personally attack each other, then we both grew up, and realized that just because she doesn't agree with my point, or I with hers, does NOT mean that we are attacking each other on a personal level,you on the other hand, did attack her in many ways, criticizing her home and age or whatever... there is no need for that, unless you are a child, and I know better than that.. you are by all appearances an adult.

Cliff made it sound as if just because I did not think that a local judge that was close to me and my family, who's JOB I did not think, he was doing to the best of his ability, that by somehow expressing that opinion, I was personally attacking him, I was not... the same goes for any council person, Mayor, Ohio Edison foreman or city employee. If I do not think they are doing the absolute best , by doing their JOB in a manner that I think they can do better at, and I say so, you both feel like I am attacking that person.. when anyone can see I am attacking the way that they are doing or not doing their JOB

Now when you say that..."my comment on the military" actually it was not a comment.. it was a question to you..I was absolutely astonished to read your reply though.. again in your secret "code" I am seeing that you might very well have racial prejudices...that is so sad.. As for the seniors, you are twisting things around... so are you saying... again this is a QUESTION.. not a COMMENT.. are you saying that the senior citizens should go out and get a job, after they retire??and even if they do work part time, and are eligible for some government subsidies, like food stamps or help with heating, that they are "looking for handouts???"Also , what if the field that they worked in all their lives did not allow them to "save for the future?? or they used their savings to send their kids and maybe grand kids to college..should they now have to starve because of them wanting to change the world and make it better???

I think I see clearly who and what level of person you actually are, when you proudly say that"we don't actually have ANY true poor people among us".. you are kidding .. right??as far as that goes.. we really don't have any sick people either right?? I think you would be shocked to record what happens to dumpsters after restaurants close, and the number of POOR local people that go through their dumpsters...looking for any thrown out scraps and even old and burnt food to eat...

I will end with saying I am so happy that you have everything that you need, and that you earned everything that you have.. I hope that Karma is kind to you, because health and finances can change overnight, and it would be tragic if you were shown how little you actually control on your own..if you were to slip and fall, and have a back injury, lets say, and could no longer drive a... well lets just say "work" I think you might have a change of heart on the "haves" and the "have nots" and how so many factors make up who is on either side.. Peace

truckin

Seriously, most of the time we are on the same side as each other. Your views and mine are not nearly as far as you think. Just my opinions may be on the harsh side. Some may view as no heart
BUT..
But as a TRUE constitutionalist. WHERE is it listed that thru FORCE/ LONG ARM, the government has ANY duty let alone authority to confiscate ANYONES income in which to be distributed as it, OR the one who cry's the loudest..deems fit?
YES, LIFE does sometimes happen for the worst. AS i and many others seek, prepare and pay for long term insurance, whether life for loved ones security or disability for such accidents or health as you mention. Where in the constitution does it say just because someone else elected to redirect (spend) there money for other things or as you say "didn't make enough". Give the government the authority to redirect one's wealth for another's bad luck? That should be a personal choice!
and where is it written that EVERYONE GETS to go to college?
and just because one has an intention to "change the world".. There still is NO GUARANTEE, and where is that any of my business what you choose to do with your money??? so where is the obligation for me to assist you because of your choice? Or subsidize if all doesn't work out in some euphoria grand plan of yours???
As far as this company (85 employees)??? sorry i still stand firm that people have had to relocate, to keep or search for a way to survive, since the beginning of time..
BOO HOO if you have to leave your home town. BOO HOO if you have roots.
and as far as dumpster.. Many elect that life style, because i am sorry, if one is on ANY assistance, there are a Million different LEGAL ways to EARN an extra buck here and there to have enough for an extra meal/heat bill if needed.
and...
This country of ours DOES have some of the wealthiest poor the WORLD has ever seen! PERIOD.

JACKEL

Swiss,you should be writing speeches for The Shady Bunch of Bozo's .They claim to have created 1,484.000 jobs but don't mention the 1,500,000 lost !According to estimates there are 5.9 million missing workers.The true unemployment rate is around 10%.https://www.google.com/search?q=...

swiss family

Moderators have removed this comment because it contained A duplicate post.

Kottage Kat

Double post

Really are you ...

Shame on me for having a dream on bringing a manufacturing facility to Norwalk. Leading the way for the United States to prosper technologically. The city of, and people of Norwalk, Ohio to prosper financially. Shame on me for trying to develop combustion free, no external forces needed electrical induction system. Sorry, shame on me. I have been watching jobs leave and go for greener pastures elsewhere. Sorry for having done relitively nothing, shame on me.

Kingsin

So far reallyareyou- you're nothing but talk on a message board. So what scam are you ready to foist upon the citizens of Norwalk- hmm? With all your veiled talk of your great invention- how much money are you going to suck out of people who don't have it with your delusional promises of grandeur - before you ultimately run away and are never heard from again- except on an episode of Scams, Scoundrels, and Suckers? Shut-up and go away.

Really are you ...

I have not asked anyone for funding, even though that would speed up the process. Why speed up the process when this search this device began in the 1940's. My engineering instructor said that everyone has been looking for this type of holy grail of electrical generation. If everyone has, why am I the only one who speaks about it?

Kingsin

yada, yada, yada. Sorry, you're not convincing me that you've out-thunk the engineers at GE or any of the other 100's of major firms looking for energy solutions. You're the only one talking about it probably because your idea is pointless. Oh- and if you think you're ever going to enter the field in competition against these multi-billion dollar companies- they'll find you buried in the desert somewhere- with your new "Invention".

Really are you ...

So what is your resolution to solve the jobs leaving Norwalk? Does your job creation in Norwalk hire a portion of the people who have lost or are going to lose their jobs in the near future? How is you plan of action going to put workers in one or more of the vacant factories in Norwalk? It is so easy to spread hate, do nothing, and question things that deviate from what is normal. I am tired of the shackles fossil fuels have placed on us. I feel bad for everyone who has lost and will lose employment in the city of Norwalk. Because I should have brought this to full light before 2013. If the multi billion dollar companies are going to take me out with my invention buried in the desert somewhere, so be it. One thing for sure would be I won't have to find a job. But I will have lived for something, instead of dying for nothing.

WASPISBACK

Really- it's just like Kingsin said- you have done absolutely nothing but talk crap for months and months and months. We can all talk how we are going to bring jobs, just ask our mayor. And then there are idiots like you that keep talking about how they can make everyone a billion dollars and how they wouldn't have to work but HAVE DONE NOTHING either. So don't go asking how someone else is going to bring jobs and talk a bunch of &*it when all you have done is talk about some BS invention that doesn't exist and you're to stupid to do it anyways. And if your talking about Plasma Energy which is in fact supposed to be the "next best thing", read up on it a little. Impossible (almost- because of startup $ etc.)to do and impractical. If it is something else that is so great then why don't you just say it? I know why, you're full of cow feces and have it squirting every time you bring your "invention" up. You're a fool. You need to just shut up and go away

Kingsin

Wow Waspy- your kinda tough there- whew... I probably would have left the whole squirting feces thing out myself- too visually grotesque. I was going for the chocolate shake tonight, but I think I'll have the cake instead... As far as reallyareyou making everyone a billion- it would probably be a minimum wage position w/o benefits (other than all the free electric we could use)

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