The Goodrich Corporation, including the Goodrich plant in Jamestown, has been sold to United Technologies, according to reports from Bloomberg Businessweek. The sale price for the corporation is pegged at $16.5 billion.
GOODRICH, N.D. (AP) — A couple who hopes to open a mosque in a rural Goodrich house is being told to leave before they’ve even arrived.
Woody Fields and Anne Ianniciello, who call themselves Abdulhaa Muhammad and Aabidah Ann, say they’ve made a down payment on a vacant house east of town and will use a basement room as a place where area Muslims can gather for daily prayers.
By Lauren Donovan, The Bismarck Tribune
, July 29, 2011
Employees at the Goodrich plant in Jamestown face a one-week furlough in October, according to Laura Neel, marketing specialist for Goodrich. Each employee is being asked to take one of two weeks off with the plant continuing operation during the period.
Goodrich Corp. on Monday announced a work-force reduction that will affect approximately 60 area employees, said Laura Neel, marketing communications specialist with Goodrich Interiors.
“This is a business decision that had to be made,” Neel said. “We size employment needs in relation to business needs.”
Various positions at all levels were affected by this measure including salaried and hourly employees, she said. Those affected will receive severance packages that include benefits and outplacement assistance.
The positions were eliminated as Goodrich found certain redundancies in the Jamestown facility, Neel said.
As a part of the 2009 holiday party held in December 2009, Goodrich Interiors’ facility in Jamestown held a silent auction to raise funds for the American Red Cross in order to give back to them for their flood relief efforts. Employees were asked to donate a homemade item or purchase something to put on the silent auction. More than 75 items were donated and a total of $2,565 was raised for the American Red Cross.
The economic slump in the airline industry brought Goodrich Corp. officials to the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. Board meeting Monday to request no increase to its upcoming five-year lease agreement. The JSDC Board unanimously agreed to the request.
The Jamestown Regional Airport Authority discussed ground lease rates for the property leased by Goodrich for its factory.
The airport owns the land while Goodrich owns the buildings for the 20-acre site. The current lease, which expires in two months, is at a rate of $150 per year per acre.
Germans from Russia Heritage Society, James-town Valley Chapter, had a meeting and elected officers. The meeting was held at the Jamestown Arts Center. Officers elected were President Betty Brosz, Vice President Odella Mathias, Secretary Lillian Schlecht, Treasurer Yvonne Wegner. Board members are Helen Hillius, Doreen Larson, Paul Janke, Eugene Lang, Lucille Kennedy and Lavina Kleese.
Amidst layoffs in Jamestown, Goodrich Corp. announced a profitable fourth quarter.
Goodrich, which is headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., laid off 35 employees at its Jamestown location Jan. 30. Less than a week later, the company announced a net income of more than $131 million in fourth quarter 2008, an increase of 28.6 percent from fourth quarter 2007.
The Jamestown location of Goodrich Corp. laid off 35 employees Friday, some with more than 20 years of experience, the company announced Monday.
Goodrich, which designs, manufactures and supplies airplane parts, has about 600 employees in Jamestown and about 90 offices and 24,000 employees worldwide, said Laura Neel, marketing communication specialist for Goodrich Interiors.
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