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GREDF’s Wagner, Strong on WTAD’s Mary Griffith Show

GREDF’s Wagner, Strong on WTAD’s Mary Griffith Show

3 months, 3 weeks ago by Scott Hardy

Talk about Aftermath of Quincy Compressor Closing

Just one day after Quincy Compressor announced their plan to move their manufacturing plant to Bay Minette, Alabama, Great River Economic Development Foundation President Marcel Wagner and Vice-President Maggie Strong appeared on WTAD’s “Mary Griffith Show” Wednesday.  

Wagner was asked how GREDF can help soften the blow of Quincy losing 137 jobs. “In a case like this, it’s gonna be a (one)year slowdown, and  we’ll be meeting with our task force again in about two weeks, after the union talks to the company about their termination package, but what we’ll do then is work with our Workforce Investment people.  Other companies are looking for people; they obviously have skilled trades-people there. On the skilled side, the assembly and machining, there’ll be a good market for those folks.  Our bigger concern is the 30 to 40 admin folks that are in the office, to try and place them. So, our challenge will be to work with our existing businesses during our business retention calls and during our other activities to see how we can help those people get absorbed”.   

When asked by Griffith the last time anyone from GREDF had held a Business Retention meeting with Quincy Compressor’s management, Strong said “Since before Marcel started, which has been almost a year and a half ago, we’ve been trying to speak with folks at Quincy Compressor, so...”

“Trying?”

“Trying, exactly, so it’s been something that we’ve had our eye on, as far as just speaking with them. Sometimes you just can’t get always get in, for different reasons.”

Wagner also pointed out that there is help available for former employees of smaller businesses who’ve recently closed, such as Quincy’s TGI Friday’s restaurant and the Poppy Seed bookstore. “I think the same opportunities exist for them to go out to John Wood (Community College) to get some additional training, to kinda look at different career paths, to work with the Workforce Investment Board and the (Adams) County Jobs Office. I think those things are available to anyone. I think people have to look at the areas, where the medical community is growing here constantly.  Look at areas that they have an interest in, and the training is available here, and there is some assistance if they need it, so, I think that’s what we need to focus on, is helping people with that communication to make those connections.” 

Full interview: http://www.wtad.com/programs/mary-griffith-show.html

                                                                                              

Workforce Investment Board of Western Illinois: http://www.wiworkforce.com                                                                         

Illinois Department of Employment Security:                                                    http://www.ides.illinois.gov/Pages/default.aspx       


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