A strange publication

A slightly unusual specialist publication this week. Despite being mostly a collection of industrial news it comes across as being almost ghoulish and slightly unsettling. I am, of course, referring to that pre-eminent US publication Plant Closing News.

A typical issue will cover the 50 or so industrial plants that have announced a closure in the last two weeks (it’s a bi-monthly publication), break them down my sector and location and then giveĀ  brief detail on the plant and who to contact about getting the decommissioning, asset stripping, auctioning and demotion contracts. Or as they put it;

Plant Closing News is a valuable resource for rebuilders, used equipment dealers, dismantlers, demolishers, remediation contractors, equipment riggers, craters, and equipment transport firms looking for current business opportunities, particularly those arising from the closing or relocating of North American industrial manufacturing plants.

The slightly ghoulish part is the ‘Bankruptcy’ section which lists plants that have gone bankrupt and so are potential candidates for closure (and so potential clients for demolishers, dismantlers, etc)

Worse than that though are the brief descriptions, some of which are quite poignant, for example;

Niagara Milk Cooperative, a fixture on Buffalo Avenue in Niagara Falls, NY for almost 60 years, will be closed down in May leaving more than 50 workers without jobs

Underneath which is the name and contact details for the plant manager so you can call him him and try and get the contract to demolish his factory or crate up the machinery and ship it to Brazil. Nice.

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One Response to “A strange publication”

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