Mid-Ohio Wines move would cost Norwalk 50 jobs

LORAIN - Goodman Beverage Co., 1930 W. 19th St., is negotiating to buy 16 acres along the southwest side of IRG Lorain LLC, the former Ford Motor Co. plant at Baumhart Road and US 6. The beverage distributor would move 50 jobs from its current location and would bring in 50 jobs from Mid-Ohio Wines, 15 E. Water St., Norwalk. Goodman Beverage and Mid-Ohio Wines were purchased in 2008 by Dayton Heidelberg Distributing Family of Companies, the 16th largest distributor of beer in the United States.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 26, 2010

LORAIN - Goodman Beverage Co., 1930 W. 19th St., is negotiating to buy 16 acres along the southwest side of IRG Lorain LLC, the former Ford Motor Co. plant at Baumhart Road and US 6.

The beverage distributor would move 50 jobs from its current location and would bring in 50 jobs from Mid-Ohio Wines, 15 E. Water St., Norwalk. Goodman Beverage and Mid-Ohio Wines were purchased in 2008 by Dayton Heidelberg Distributing Family of Companies, the 16th largest distributor of beer in the United States.

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one for the roa...

they are just trying to get out of paying the taxes by holding two cities hostage. we are going to lose these jobs, it's a done deal. the goodman beverage drivers are union, by moving the business they can break the union, the drivers contract is up this summer. They will do what others have done(keer beverage/superior beverage) you can fill out an application to be hired. they're telling Lorain they are creating 45 jobs, when really they're just moving the shells around.

thinking outlou...

Well does it surprise anyone that a company would try to lower taxes in Ohio. Ohio has one of the highest taxes on businesses in the country!

Business in Ohio pay some of the highest unemployment tax, workers comp, I'm sure if Mid-Ohio could service their customers from another state they would even save more.

Why does workers comp go up 40-70% when we don't have people working? Claims up, no, just another tax by our fair Governor, no I forgot its not a tax, its a fee!

I don't think wages are a concern, pay is not that great, acually would probably be better if they weren't union, all that is money out of the employees pocket.

I'm sure Norwalk is out of the running to keep the company, they can't even decide where to locate a 1-2 employee company! And the Mayor of Norwalk thinks 2010 will be better!

6079 Smith W (A...

From the article:

'On Monday, Lorain City Council will consider a 15-year payroll tax incentive for the company to expand in Lorain.'

There's the real kicker in this sad development.

Can Norwalk match the tax incentive? Does Norwalk even have the financial wherewithal to match it?

Reads like the schoolyard bully is beatin' up on the little guy.

Where oh where are the shouts of inequity from our 'caring' local, state and nationally elected officials in all this?

Hopefully Mayor Lesch is burning up the phone lines and the internet with loud pronouncements of indignation to our ‘caring’ legislators.

The City of Lorain can go ‘f’ themselves if they pass this tax resolution!

AlterEgo

They are taking jobs from Norwalk and giving them to Mexicans, again.....

I mean Puerto Ricans....lol

But seriously, Lorain is not that far to drive for work, I should say Vermillion since the new facility will be right near the old Ford Plant in Lorain.

concerned teams...

Well the Mid-Ohio branch just fought a very
dirty anti-union campaign where they used lies
to coerce the second shift to vote No.
But one thing that was made clear at a meeting,
is that the general manager,Kevin Knight, likes
the Lorain idea,because he can see it from his rooftop.
Well convenience for a rich man,is what this is really
about.
Norwalk would not be able to offer enough for this miser that thinks only of himself and his bottom line

Mr. Carpenter

Mid-Ohio and dirty are 2 words that go together like peas and carrots. If the 1st shift there had to actually TAKE their urinalysis' (as REQUIRED by company policy) more than half of the warehouse staff and drivers would fail. There has long been lots of green vegetable material in that big red building.

The move from Norwalk to Lorain has been in the cards since the crooked old man Goodman's sold to Heidelberg.

Riddle me this though? How could old man Goodman get away with paying his beer drivers in Lorain union wages and his wine drivers in Norwalk hourly?

vocal...... (An...

It is amazing how it was Mid-Ohio who played the dirty union card! If only you knew how those cards were played could you begin to understand how dirty and corrupt the union played!! If Mid-Ohio is such a terrible place to work why is it that Heidleburg just didn't shut the doors and close shop as others have done? Could it be because Mid-Ohio has excellent relations with their customers as well as their employees and have potential to grow? Is is possible to understand that things have changed since the buyout, that hands are somewhat tied until the company moves into their new facility, which prevents the much needed changes? Could it be possible that there are good workers at Mid-Ohio and there are bad, that you get out of it what you put into it? In reality the rich has always gotten richer why the middle class is expected to carry the load on their shoulders...how can anyone still believe in the union anyways? seriously does anybody not realize that many of these big companies closing their doors have unions in them? That the union didn't save those jobs, because unions aren't what they use to be!!but in due time things will be great for the current work force employed by Mid-Ohio in a recession proof job:)