Hershey moving to Mexico?-Truth!
Hershey's Chocolate Is Moving Some Operations from the U.S. to Mexico-Truth!
Summary of eRumor:The eRumor laments that the American Hershey company that makes Hershey chocolate products is moving to Mexico.
The Truth:There is a significant move by Hershey from the United States to Mexico in what the company calls a "global supply-chain transformation." Not all the operations are making the move but according to a June, 2007 article in the Los Angeles Times about 3,000 of the company's 13,000 employees will be cut.
About 900 workers are to lose their jobs in the company's home town of Hershey, Pennsylvania and the Hershey plant in Oakdale, California, is closing down. Operations there are being moved to Monterrey, Mexico.
The times quotes Hershey CEO Richard Lenny as saying that labor costs in Mexico are 10 percent less than in the U.S. and that by 2010 the changes will save shareholders $190 million.
A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:
A sad story for those of us who remember growing up
with Hershey bars, and
just as sad for the generations of today. What will
be out sourced next?
Pennsylvania is a big state, but it amazes me in
this day, how some news
doesn’t make it over the mountain to the front page
of our papers or the top
of news hours nationally.
Milton Hershey, this year, will be joining H. J. Heinz in rolling over in
his grave. Hershey Chocolate is moving to
Mexico…whoopee! They’re even
closing down Hershey Canada. Don’t buy any more
Hershey Bars. Reese’s
Peanut Butter Cups are my favorite and they are made
by Hershey. But, I
will not purchase another one!
M.S. Hershey had a dream… I will buy my OWN
Sugar, Milk, Cocoa beans,
(all natural mind you!) and make candy.. (no
tariffs etc..) EVEN during the
depression…HE and the Company made money…NOW
some Corporate big wigs are
ruining the name… AND the product M.S. created… Please pass it on…What a bunch of college educated
Thank you M.S. for all the things I have and all
you have done for me and
my family…’I’ do appreciate it… as for ‘Dick’
Lenny and Company…good
luck you greedy, money loving mongrels…you are
ruining the name, the
company, and MANY lives in central Pennsylvania…. read on…
Enough is Enough!
So Hershey executives are closing plants in the US ,
laying off over a
thousand people, and destroying Mr. Hershey’s
dream, all to cut labor and
material costs. The company will save about $170 million a year, all
on the backs of the
American people. The top executives will still make
their mega bucks and
the laid off workers will have to find other jobs,
some probably at minimum
wage due to their age. All this to take their jobs
to India, China and
Mexico, So WHAT part of the ‘GREAT’ American
Chocolate Bar is
left?…NOTHING! These countries are no doubt
laughing at the Americans,
who they don’t like anyway. How long are the
American people going to sit
around and let big corporations do this to us? We
must all band together
and let them know we won’t take it any longer!
Please, do not buy any Hershey product! I pulled
EVERY dime of my stock,
retirement and my HEART out of Hershey…
(it does hurt me to say that). If the company wants
to take the work to
these countries, then let those countries buy the
product. We don’t need
Please pass this to everyone on your email list so
it gets all across the
Retired Hershey worker for 35 good years. living in
the city he was
responsible for making Hershey a great place to live
and work and educate my
children. I am not expecting this email to have a big effect
on Hershey, but maybe if
enough people pass it along, Hershey directors’ may
hear of the boycott.