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4 months ago by Bob Gough

Company now headquartered in Alabama could move 150 jobs out of town

Quincy Compressor officials say they are considering closing the company's Quincy facility.

A news  release issued Wednesday said Quincy Compressor has "entered into discussions" with Machinists Union Local 822 regarding the company’s plan to create a centralized manufacturing facility in Bay Minette, Alabama, where the company is now headquartered and has its largest manufacturing plant.

In a proposal made to the Union, Quincy Compressor said it would consolidate the Quincy operations into its facility in Bay Minette.

Quincy Compressor manufactures reciprocating and rotary screw air vacuum pumps and air treatment components.

Quincy Compressor has about 150 employees in Quincy and 600 in the U.S. and China.

Company officials met today with local employees but only commented to the media via news release.

"The city of Quincy will always be synonymous with our products," John Thompson, president of Quincy Compressor LLC, said in the release. "This is a difficult, but necessary, announcement to make. We have taken the first step in opening discussions with the union to get their input on our proposal."

Ross Miller, business representative for the International Machinists Union Local 822, told KHQA News that company officials told union represenatiaves that the cost of doing business in Alabama is cheaper and that the company asked union employees to make concessions to reduce costs.

Miller expects negotiations to begin in June. He said it’s unclear whether the union would concede or whether it would stand firm.

Mayor Kyle Moore said " I have reached out to the company and union representatives to let them know the City of Quincy will do all we can to keep the plant open. I am hopeful the two sides can reach an agreement to keep Quincy Compressor in Quincy."


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