Monday, September 03, 2012
This mornings edition of The Daily Times - once again - helps to illustrate the differences in reporting styles between SBYnews verses The Daily Times.
You see folks - SBYnews has been keeping a tally on the dislocation of workers in our immediate area- unlike that of Governor O'Malley. So while our illustrious Governor O'Malley is down in Charlotte, NC blowing smoke up the "FANNIES" of the major networks - here at SBYnews we are helping to set the record straight.
Below - is a list for the exodus of businesses from our area - many of which exited under the O'Malley administration. So when O'Malley claims that the Obama administration created over 4 million jobs - we just wanted to set the record straight.
Under O'Malley and Obama's rule - our great State has lost an incredible amount of jobs. We hope that one of the major networks will catch wind of this so as to help keep America's eyes trained on the TRUTH.
Area Plant Closings - (Free Enterprise) - Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset, and Dorchester Counties
Business Identification Description No. of Unemployed
1. Sealy Upholster Company Unknown - best estimate 150+ employees 150
2. Field Container Corporation Unknown - best estimate 150+ employees 150
3. Dresser Industries/Haliburton 500 - 600 displaced workers. Facility moved to Austin, Texas
At production peak they employed over 1000 employees 600
4. Shawnee Homes Unknown - best estimate 150+ employees 150
5. Salisbury Engineering Unknown - moved entire operation to State of Delaware - just across State line
6. Heinemann Electric Unknown - previously located in Northwood Industrial Park, Naylor Mill Rd
7. Moore Business Forms 148 displaced workers. Factory announced closure on 07-27-94 148
Located in Snow Hill Maryland
8. Campbell Soup - Salisbury, Maryland 604 displaced workers. 604
9. Campbell Soup - Swanson Division 245 displaced workers - located in Pocomoke, MD 245
10. Campbell Soup - Mrs. Paul's Kitchen 200 displaced workers - located in Crisfield, MD 200
11. Montgomery Ward - Salisbury, MD 110 displaced workers - located Centre of Salisbury Mall 110
12. Gant Shirt Factory - Salisbury, MD 250 displaced workers - was 2nd largest shirt factory in the world 250
13. Jodi Shirt Company - Fruitland, MD 100 displaced workers - located in Fruitland, MD 100
14. Delmar Sportswear - Delmar, MD 90 displaced workers - located in Delmar, MD - owned by Pusey family 90
15. Ford Laboratory - Salisbury, MD 70 displaced workers - Salisbury, MD 70
16. Grumman Corporation - Salisbury, MD 401 displaced workers - employed 523 at peak production 401
17. Peninsula Press - Salisbury, MD 45 displaced workers 45
18. Preston Trucking Co. - Preston, MD unknown no. employees - filed for bankruptcy protection unknown
19. Chesapeake Bay Plywood - Pocomoke, MD 500 employees - plywwod plant shutdown, disassembled, moved to China 500
20. Ruddy Duck - Cambridge, MD 100 employees - factory shutdown unknown
21. Airpax Industries - Cambridge, MD 500 - (best estimate) at peak it employed 1500 - moved to Matamoris, Mexico 500
22. Service Merchandise - Salisbury, MD 50 employees - now Dove Point Facility - governmental entity 50
23. Purity Bacon - Salisbury, MD unknown - located South Divison Street - property purchased by college unknown
24. ES Adkins & Co. - Salisbury, MD unknown no. employees - Rt. 13, North Salisbury Blvd. - bldgs. Extensively leased by government unknown
25. Masten Home Center - Fruitland, MD unknown no. employees - Rt. 13, South Salisbury Blvd unknown
26. IMS - (MVP.com) - Salisbury, MD 40 - 50 employees - WBOC reporting - Old Campbell Soup bldg. & Lake Street 50
27. Powellville Garment Factory - Powellville, MD 100 - (best estimate) - closure announced 02/2001 100
28. Food Depot - Salisbury, MD unknown no. employees - last store to exodus Old Mall unknown
29. Ames - Fruitland, MD unknown no. employees - announced closure 11-14-2001 unknown
30. Ames - Salisbury, MD unknown no. employees - announced closure 11-14-2001-(Rt 50 & Tilghman Road) unknown
31. Central Tractor - Fruitland, MD unknown no. employees - announced closure 01-14-02 unknown
32. Nanticoke Homes - Greenwood, DE unknown no. employees - announced closure 07-15-02 unknown
33. Crown, Cork & Seal - Fruitland, MD unknown no. employees - announced closure 01-14-02 unknown
34. Stoney Point Decoy Factory - Crisfield, MD 35-40 employees at peak, DT reporter - Cording 45
35. Tyson Foods - Berlin, MD 600 employees - announced closure 04-19-03 600
36. Black & Decker - Easton, MD 1400 employees - announced closure 04-29-03 - announced plant move to Brazil & Mexico 1400
37. Pine Country Corp. - Pocomoke, MD 35 employees - DT reported 10-26-03 - operations ceased 09/03 35
38. Chesapeake Hardwood Mill - Princess Anne,MD 40 employees - Peggy Neck Road - closed 2002 40
39. Salisbury Steel Products Inc. 35 employees - closed 08-03 - Boundary Street, Salisbury, MD 35
40. True Value Hardware - Salisbury, MD unknown no. employees - announced closure 03-04 0 Isabella Street, Salisbury, MD unknown
41. Office Max - Salisbury, MD unknown no. employees - announced closure 02-04 - Rt. 13 North unknown
42. Helovet Pharma - Salisbury, MD unknown no. employees - announced closure 03-05 - Northwood Industrial Park unknown
43. Giant Food - Salisbury, MD 75 employees - announced closure 03-05 - Rt. 13 North 75
44. Super Deep Discount - Salisbury, MD unknown no. employees - announced closure 10-26-06 - Old Montgomery Wards site unknown
45. JV Wells, Inc. - Sharptown, MD Over 100 employees - many ancillary businesses-(indep. loggers - was MD's largest timber Co. 100
46. Nanticoke Seafood - Nanticoke, MD Was owned by Booth Fisheries, Rich Sea Pak, and most recently by Cape May Canners unknown
47. Islandic Seafood - Cambridge, MD 300 employees layed off 03-07, additional 122 laid off by end of 2007 422
48. Brunswick - Bayliner/Maxum - Salisbury, MD 180 employees - closed 2008 - moved operations to North Carolina spurred by tax incentives 180
49. Americhem Inc. - Salisbury, MD 30 employees - announced closure 10-23-07 - Northwood Industrial Park 30
50 Powerwave Technology - Salisbury, MD 100 employees, at peak employeed 300 - facilities sold to Tri County Council - (local gov. 2009) 100
51. Oddi Atlantic - Salisbury, MD 70 employees - closed 09-26-08 - (reported by DT rep. Gwenn Garland) - Owned by Iceland Co 70
52. Invista Plant - Seaford, DE 400 employees - subs. of Kansas based Koch Industries - (former DuPont Nylon plant) 10/08 400
53. Boscov's - Salisbury, MD unknown no. employee displacements/announced bankruptcy filing 08-04-08 - Salisbury spared unknown
54. Circuit City - Salisbury, MD 30 employees - anouncedclosure 01-12-09 - Rt. 13, N. Salisbury 30
55. Bob Smith Automotive - Easton, MD unknown no. employees - closure 03-09 - GM Dealer with another site in Federalsburg, MD unknown
56. Schaefer & Strohminger - Cambridge, MD unknown no. employees - closure slated for 04-30-09 - GM, Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep Dealer unknown
57. Boater's World - Salisbury, MD 15 employees Salisbury store - 75 employees/Denton, MD - closure announced 04/09 15
58. Saturn of Salisbury - Salisbury, MD 15 employees - announced closure 05-01-09 - North Salisbury, Rt 13 15
59. Waterman's Restaurant - Salisbury, MD unknown no. employees - closed doors on 04-29-09 - building vacant on Snow Hill unknown
60. Second National Savings & Loan 500 employees - headquarted at Phillip Morris Dr. & Rt. 50 - Salisbury 500
61. Burke Equipment - Salisbury, MD unknown no. employees - moved operations to Delmar, DE unknown
62. Jacks Religious Gift Shop - Salisbury, MD unknown no. employees - closed 01-2010 - Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD unknown
63. Superfresh - Salisbury, MD unknown no. employees - closed 08-11 - College Avenue, Salisbury, MD unknown
64. Atlantic Bookstore - Salisbury, MD unknown no. employees - closed 03-11 - N. Salisbury, Rt 13 unknown
65. The Gospel Shop - Salisbury, MD unknown no. employees - closed 12-11 - S. Salisbury Blvd, Rt 13 - (Old Montg. Ward site) unknown
66. Shiela's Craft & Party World - Salisbury, MD unknown no. employees - closed 12-11 - S. Salisbury Blvd, Rt 13 unknown
67. Benedict the Florist - Salisbury, MD unknown no. employees - closed 11-11 - S. Salisbury Blvd., Rt 13 unknown
68. 84 Lumber - Fruitland, MD unknown no. employees - closed 11-11 - S. Salisbury Blvd., Rt 13 unknown
69. 84 Lumber - Pocomoke, MD unknown no. employees - closed 11-10 - Rt. 13 South, Pocomoke, MD unknown
70. Southern States - Salisbury, MD unknown no. employees - closed 2008 - Rt. 13, S Salisbury Blvd. unknown
71. Southern States - Pocomoke, MD unknown no. employees - closed 2008 - Rt. 13, Pocomoke, MD unknown
72. Allied Building Products - Salisbury, MD unknown no. employees - closed 06-11 - Moss Hill Lane, Salisbury, MD unknown
73. The Bike Shope - Salisbury, MD unknown no. employees - closed 12-11 - N. Salisbury Blvd, Salisbury, MD unknown
74. The Sunroom Store - Salisbury, MD unknown no. employees - closed 11-11 - moved to Berlin, MD unknown
75. Tex Mex Restaurant - Salisbury, MD unknown no. employees - closed 2007 - Centre of Salisbury Mall unknown
76. Shoreland Freezers - Salisbury, MD unknown no. employees - site purchased by college & bldg. bulldozed - 2008 unknown
77. Acme - Salisbury, MD unknown no. employees - Twilley Center - closed 2007 unknown
78. Pani Pit Pizza - Salisbury, MD unknown no. employees - N. Salisbury - closed 11-2011 unknown 79. Mombo Italiano - Salisbury, MD unknown no. employees - closed 12-2011 unknown
80. Checkers - Salisbury, MD unknown no. employees - closed 09-20111 unknown
81. Rugged Warehouse - Salisbury, MD unknown no. employees - closed 10-2011 - located next to Target, N. Salisbury unknown
82. Salisbury Office Supply - Salisbury, MD unknown no. employees - closed and building taken over by county election - Bateman St. unknown
83. Barn None - Salisbury, MD unknown no. employees - Snow Hill Road, Salisbury - closed 11-2011 unknown
Displaced Workers 8605
Lost Income Tax Base Due To Local Business Closures - (Conservative Estimate as many of Wicomico's lost employee count are unknown).
The actual lost income tax base could very well be double the 8605 number.
8605 x$28,015 = $241,069,075 Gross Income by wikepedia.org for Wicomico County
8605 x $806.47 (Wicomico Local Tax) = $6,939,674 Wicomico Local Income Tax Base
8605 x $1,040 (Maryland Income Tax) = $10,181.522 Maryland Tax Base
Publishers Notes: There some additions to this list. We'll try to update you in the next few days.
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