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Creedmoor plant closing tough on unemployed

Posted September 19, 2012
Updated September 20, 2012

Maysteel, a company that produces sheet metal enclosures, will shut down its operations in Creedmoor, cutting almost 100 jobs.
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— Brittany Grooms, who has been unemployed for two years, often finds herself in front of a computer, typing and looking for work.

"Where I have to go to find a job," said Grooms, a single mother of three. "Wherever I have to go."

But her search in Granville County, which is struggling with a 10.2 percent unemployment rate, just got tougher.

Maysteel, a company that produces sheet metal enclosures, will shut down its operations in Creedmoor, cutting almost 100 jobs. A company representative said Maysteel is moving manufacturing operations to its plants in Wisconsin and Mexico.

"We definitely have a smaller workforce than a Wake County or a Mecklenburg County, and it's never good to have a job loss," said Monica Satterwhite with the state Division of Workforce Solutions. "We want to make sure they know what their options are."

Satterwhite manages the Granville unemployment office.

She wants the affected workers to know they can file for unemployment and seek help to find work.

Grooms is worried, too, about the plant closing because it means more competition.
And finding work has already proven so tough.

"A lot of people losing work, everybody is looking for work."

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  • ConservativeVoter Sep 20, 2012

    "nafta was a GOP bill, passed with nearly a veto proof GOP majority...
    1983rs"

    Bill Clinton signed it without even trying to veto it.

    When he signed NAFTA, he was on the news with the Republican leaders and shaking their hands.

    What people don't realize is that the Democrat party of today isn't the one of Roosevelt and Kennedy.

    Today, the Democrat party is a Socialist, Communist, and Marxist organization that gets re-elected because of the people who still think the Democrat party is the one of Roosevelt and Kennedy.

  • boneymaroney13 Sep 20, 2012

    Hmmmmm. Doesn't this tell you obama supporters anythng??? Moving to a unionized state and sending part "Out Of Country!!! And you blame events like this on Romney!!!!

  • RomneyRyan2012 Sep 20, 2012

    twoods7 -- Yes.

  • thinlady1 Sep 20, 2012

    twoods7::::How pathetic are you WRAL that you deem any iteration of Obama's name as offensive.

    If you listen to their news, they show in no uncertain terms that they are obama worshippers also. Sometimes, I miss Jesse Helms being on there. Back in the day, he at least, provided some semblance of eveness when he did the editorial bit. WRAL claims to be impartial, but they are so far from that.

    If that were true WRAL would be all over Richard Burr for sponsoring the Vetrans Job Bill then voting No so it would'nt pass.....

  • miseem Sep 20, 2012

    That's very much on the mark. If you bothered to read the article, you'll see that the jobs went to Mexico too; twoods.

    My comment was on the mark. I was referring to lessismore alleging billions spent for solar cells on a single government building in Illinois. I was not talking about the Creedmore closingwith jobs moved to Mexico. For one thing, I doubt the Creedmore jobs were Union. How can you off shore a construction project in the US? Build the building in Mexico & airlift it to Illinois? Maybe you need to read my entire comment.

  • wepage4 Sep 20, 2012

    Amen, teleman

    Everyone has something to say about this president not creating sugar from sh__. The last man that made wine from water walked this planet a long time ago, so don't expect anyone else to do it any time soon.....

    The President didn't do this - the last president didn't do this: we have sold our employment souls for wal-mart's lowest price and the dollar store. We let the banks give people houses WITH NO INCOME. Why becasue the PROFIT was not in the maturity of the loan, it was in the selling of the loan and NO ONE CARED becasue it did not MATTER if the house payment was ever MADE. If companies would pay their CEO's for creating NEW REVENUE for PROFIT instead of FIRING workers to LOOK like the companies are making a PROFIT, WE (America) would be a lot better off. There is a difference in a lean work force and making 1 person do the job of 2 people for the sake of the company's profit margin.

    sorry comming up soon is my 2nd layoff due to outsourcing. The 1st one happ

  • 1983rs Sep 20, 2012

    nafta was a GOP bill, passed with nearly a veto proof GOP majority...

  • wildpig777 Sep 20, 2012

    One would think that with all the companies relocating down there, there would be far less illegals coming here.-driver

    that is one PROFOUND observation... am i a RACIST {God forbid} if i suggest many mexicans are drug runners in addition to illegal aliens and that in fact and in deed many mexicans are not merely farm workers tryin to feed their familys?

    can i suggest there is no effort besides alamance co to deport illegals when they come into contact with law enforcement.. Nah -- I dont think thats RACIST-{a word that is tossed about dailey in nc} at all. I'd call it -- the truth.

  • BubbaDukeforPresident Sep 20, 2012

    And the Census Bureau says the economy is bottomed out....

  • gonefishin0202 Sep 20, 2012

    The welders should apply with StaffMasters or Aerotek job placement companies (I hate the phrase Temp Agencies)when they are separated from Maysteel. The company I work for will be seeking a total of 3 welders/fab members over the next few months. These 2 companies know we are on the look out for qualified members and will forward the candidates to us.

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