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Kraft to eliminate private fleet

40 local drivers affected

April 26, 2014

NEW ULM — Kraft Foods announced on Friday it is eliminating its private trucking fleet, and will be using contract carriers and commercial carriers to handle its transportation needs....

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Apr-27-14 11:01 PM

I heard that the genius that made the decision to move Velveeta from New Ulm to Champagne is no longer employed with Kraft. They could have spared Kraft the embarrassment of the Velveeta shortage and loss of profits had they left it alone or invested in making the New Ulm plant even more efficient. These executives have no common sense whatsoever.

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Apr-27-14 4:53 PM

Bauer12.....You musta fired by them or a dumba-- tree hugger....The lose of revenue in your town cuz of the shutdown wil cost you more than you think.....Wait dont think...I hope your taxes skyrocket higher than you and seems your IQ is a factor here too...I hope you choke on your Mac nad Cheese cuz of your statements and the Emergency guys are partime Kraft workers...Good luck in your dreams

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Apr-27-14 12:50 PM

Decision making has never been KRAFT 's strong suit. Letting a hundred part timers go last year, only to start hiring back months after. We knew it would play out like that.

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Apr-27-14 1:25 AM

It is easier to beat up another vendor for a cheaper price then to beat up your own employees. I wouldn't doubt that this is the case here. This is just another example of good paying jobs being eliminated so that somebody can get themselves a bonus and a pat on the back.

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Apr-26-14 8:49 PM

Wow Bauer. Should we all hope that you lose your job, too?

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Apr-26-14 7:30 PM

I am sure that Kraft did not do this to 'spite' the truck drivers, etc. In return for the drivers showing up to work, they have been given a paycheck, health insurance, vacation, benefits, retirement, etc. It is kraft decision to make changes just as it is an Employees decision to quit their job if and when they want. It was purely a business decision, as being familiar with the trucking industry Kraft hired top drivers who are good at what they do. In life, there are bumps in the road like this... Ride them out.... As you will find it will lead you to a better place...

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Apr-26-14 2:03 PM

Losing any big corporation inNew ulm is a major loss.. I feel bad for these drivers who gave time away from there families to do there job and this is how they are being rewarded !!!

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Apr-26-14 11:24 AM

Bauer12; sounds like you're either a current or former employee of kraft that had a bad experience with them to make a comment like that.

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Apr-26-14 10:05 AM

wow, cut your own nose off to spite your face?

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Apr-26-14 9:14 AM

I was happy to read that about Kraft, it just means their one step closer to shutting the plant in New Ulm. The plant is worthless.They don't make real cheese, it's all fake and their going down just like their private fleet did. Not a big lost if New ulm loses Kraft, they don't care anyways.

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