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Old 10-18-2011, 12:38 PM
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This is an e-mail that I got trying to help the ex Mercury Marine guys in Stillwater Oklahoma. If any of you can help these guys and show the power of OSO, I'm sure they would appreciate it.






Dear Chief Executive and Human Resource Teams:

Many thanks to all those organizations and individuals that have shown support to our MerCruiser business unit since the announcement of the closing of our facilities in Stillwater, Oklahoma! We are particularly grateful to participants in this past July’s MerCruiser Job Fair. The feedback about the readiness and skills of our workforce has been encouraging as have been the remarks of most all those who manned “booths”. We are now inviting you to a Job Fair at the MerCruiser facility on November 3rd 2011, approximately 4-7 weeks prior to our employees last day of work. We expect excellent attendance from hourly and salaried staff as we approach the shutdown and with the convenience of being onsite.

We are contacting you directly to make you aware of the high quality workforce that is going to be available in the very near future. This will be a good opportunity for you to increase your team’s bench strength. If you are in need of experienced and highly trained talent, please consider joining our Job Fair.

We will be hosting the Job Fair from 1:30-6:00 PM on Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 at the Mercury MerCruiser plant at
3003 N. Perkins Road in Stillwater, Oklahoma 74075.

Our Mercury Marine hourly and salaried employees are experienced and trained in Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing principles, crossed trained, team and safety oriented, and recognized for achieving customer satisfaction goals.
Employees will be available from the following disciplines:

Maintenance
Electricians, Mechanics, Supervisors

Operations
Machine Operators, Assemblers, Schedulers/Planners, Team Leaders, Operations Management, Safety & Waste Treatment, Expeditors, Inspectors, Testers,

Logistics
Forklift Operators, Materials Supervisor, Materials Manager, Material Specialists Technical Services
Engineering Techs, Machinists, Tool & Die Makers, Writers, Manufacturing Engineers

Purchasing
Buyers, Purchasing Assistant, Import-Export

Quality
Quality Auditors, Technicians
Warranty Specialists, ISO Experience

Human Resources/Customer Service
Generalists, Administrative Assistants, Specialists

We are including partial employee resume information at the LAK website: www.transformingcareers.com You may view them by visiting the candidate profile section of website and using login: LAK-OK and password: merc. Several more resumes will be added during these last few months.

If you have an interest in joining the Job Fair on November 3rd, please contact us at 800.882.1977 and ask for Howard Pryor or email him at [email protected]. We are working with Lawrence, Allen & Kolbe (LAK) outplacement firm to directly support the transition of our employees. We consider Howard Pryor an extension of our HR team. Details regarding electrical connections, set up times, etc. may be discussed when you connect with him.

There is no cost associated with this Job Fair.
Please continue your support of our process…and
Make plans to be there!
Sincerely,


Lawrence Robinson, Director, Stillwater Operations Joe Payne, Director of Human Resources







Joe Genet
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Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance
SPONSORS: Meridian Technology Center
Cell: 405-269-6463
www.okalliance.com


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Old 10-18-2011, 12:52 PM
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I was wondering when Mercury would totally pull the plug on Stillwater and now I guess we all know now. This is another huge sad annoucement for our industry and I really send my best wishes and hope for better times to all involved. I know if I needed personel at this time I would be taking advantage of this job fair and I encourage any of our OSO members or readers who can, DO and help spread the word and help these good people!
I know this has gone on all over America in the last few years and here's a wish that we can all pray for is that this shrinkage stops and the real caring people in charge of our great country and industies can get this ship back righted again and put all these people back to work!

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Appears the Union won and Stillwater was the Pawn.
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This is horrible news for the people of Stillwater, but good news for the people of Fond du Lac. The jobs are not leaving the country...they are being re-located to the home of Mercury.

As a former Mercury Marine employee, I know that FDL, WI is nothing without Merc there. With many friends and family still living in FDL, and working at Merc, I am happy to see that the manufacturing base in central WI is strengthening....but sadly at the expense of other American jobs in Stillwater.
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Thanks Bubba, I sent this to my brother at ABI and hopefully they will participate as well.
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I sent the email to our Director of Fixed Ops....we need techs so bad its not even funny. We could hire 100 just for our region.
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I sent the email to our Director of Fixed Ops....we need techs so bad its not even funny. We could hire 100 just for our region.
Why are you having a problem, is it skill set?

What is the pay range, I may know of some people that would move for the right money.
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Why are you having a problem, is it skill set?

What is the pay range, I may know of some people that would move for the right money.
skill set...need to know computers and screwdrivers. I don't know the exact pay...it comes down to experience. I just know starting January we are going to open up our own school to teach techs to work in our stores. Land Rover, Jag, BMW, Benz, and all the domestic brands.
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Manufacturing jobs are in high demand right now. Companies like Chesapeak Energy and Siemens can't find enough people.. Siemens has 3000 jobs available. it may require change in lifestyle or relocation... I moved to MD this year for my wife.

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Why are you having a problem, is it skill set?

What is the pay range, I may know of some people that would move for the right money.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...79B23O20111013
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