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  Employees say they’ve been fired from Erwin Hymer Group North America
Posted by: BCGuy - 02-15-2019, 08:06 PM - Forum: Other Topics - Replies (18)


Chase Banger, CTV Kitchener
Published Friday, February 15, 2019 4:00PM EST
Last Updated Friday, February 15, 2019 4:35PM EST
Employees at Erwin Hymer Group North America say they have been fired effective immediately.
They say they got their notices on Friday afternoon.
An employee at the location on Shirley Avenue who did not want to be named took a video of what they say was them being notified. In it, a man in a suit appears to tell the employees that the company was put into receivership.
Employees say they found out that they had been terminated and that the company had gone into receivership. (Dan Lauckner / CTV Kitchener)
“In court this afternoon in Toronto about half an hour ago, the company was placed into receivership, which is a form of insolvency,” the man says. “The effect of that is a court order essentially terminates everyone’s employment effective today.”
In the video he says that wages would be paid through Friday and that they hoped that vacation pay would be paid out within two weeks. He says that the company would idle for six weeks while it tried to find a buyer.
Still, some employees are worried about long-term pay.
“A lot of people that have been here a really long time are upset because they don’t know where their pension plan is going to come from, or stuff like their severance pay,” says Ryan Rogers, who worked at the Shirley Avenue location.
Workers in Kitchener and in Cambridge at the Tyler Street and Reuter Drive locations were all reportedly let go.
Dozens of employees were seen leaving the building on Shirley Avenue. Some were hugging or shaking hands on their way out. Many were upset or in shock.
“Words are hard to come by right now. I just don’t know how we’re going to survive, knowing that this just hit us like that,” said one employee who did not want to appear on camera.
The news comes following an announcement that the North American branch of the company would not be involved in the sale of its operations to Thor Industries in the United States.
In January, nearly 100 employees were reportedly laid off. About a week later, the company told employees that there were no more layoffs planned in the coming months.
The company had also launched an investigation into what it called financial irregularities.
Several managers were suspended while that investigation was ongoing.
Erwin Hymer Group did not respond to a request for comment.

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  Fixing the oven take 2
Posted by: Motrukdriver - 02-15-2019, 07:54 PM - Forum: Chit-Chat and Off Topic - Replies (11)

Our oven was shutting off after it was pre-heated to what ever temp we needed after about 4 or 5 minutes.  Reset, shut off...  over and over.  So, I figured it was time for a new control board.  Parts place sent out a new control board...  wrong one.  So after about a half hour with customer service they got it straight and sent out the correct board.  Got it all installed.. yayyy me!!!   Nope, pre-heat, shut off...  reset, shut off.  Dang.  So after consulting with Mr. Google more in depth we've deduced the problem is most likely in the oven temperature sensor.  It arrived today but we had to take a run up to the city and fight a snow storm on the way back.  So, maybe tomorrow I can get this part installed and hopefully fix the oven.

On a positive note, if it does fix the oven I can put the old control board back in and return the new one for a full refund.  But, I still have the wrong control board here as well.  They said to hold on to it to see if they wanted it shipped back.  I'd think yes since it's an over $200 part.  Just watched a video on how to replace it and it looks to be about a 15 minute job.  The control board swap out again is about 20 minutes.  Always something....

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Video 10 Thrift Store Finds That Made People Rich
Posted by: Nana - 02-15-2019, 04:10 PM - Forum: Chit-Chat and Off Topic - Replies (3)


Imagine becoming rich just by going to opp-shops and finding expensive items that other people give away thinking that they're worthless? Guess What my new favorite past-time will be from now on. Wow.

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  Toasted 3 starters...what is going on?
Posted by: RoamingKat - 02-14-2019, 09:19 PM - Forum: Mechanical Problems - Replies (22)

About  3 weeks ago I burned up a starter.     As I was driving from a spot in Ehrenberg to the Laundromat Mall .... there was a nasty sound.   That drive is about 3 miles.  When I parked ... you could hear the starter still going...keys in my hand, and it was grinding.   Put the keys back in the ignition and instantly the rig started...without my having to turn the key all the way to the start position...but..pulling the keys out, the engine stopped but not the starter.   Very hot, lots of smoke.  Finally quit with a sigh.    Wow does that stink.

A mobile mechanic came out...GoodSams sent him from Blythe.   New starter.   He didn’t see any reason for the starter to burn like that.   That starter was installed in January 2018.   All is well...except I was $250 lighter.    Got to talking with people.   Best idea was the solenoid might be the fault, so I brought the rig to the shop the next week asking to have a new solenoid put in.   Kept thinking there must be a reason for such a spectacular failure mode.

Yesterday I went back to the mall to get the last of my mail....totally burned out another starter!  Exact same thing.   Every thing I described in the first burn out was repeated exactly.     Another new starter was put in by a different guy.  This time the battery was shorted out too.  So a new battery.   When the battery was put in...as soon as it was connected the new starter started to run!  No keys in the ignition.  Disconnected the battery.   The solenoid was stu.ck in the open position.    Fixed that.  The rig started, but I was not feeling confident that we had found the source of the problem, So I drove over to the mechanic shop in bLythe to stay the night and be able to hook up to diagnostic equipment in the morning

This morning the rig started with no problems...several times.  No problem.  Nothing to see.  So, I decided to run a couple errands in Blythe and then come back.   The last 2 starters were ok for 8-10 starts before any issue.   So..drove over to DC auto electric to pick up a couple cables I ordered.  When I went to start the rig after stopping there...same problem.  Totally burned up another starter!!!!

What the heck

So, the guys at DC (their motto is “ we fix shorts”) put in the new starter (3rd one this month and it is only the 14th).  They said that 1) one of the bolts holding the starter on was very loose...this is the bolt that also is necessary for the ground wire.  2) the wire from the battery to the solenoid was loose.   Either of these could cause this problem.  

Ok...I will believe that there was maybe some sloppy work...but..this does nit explain the previous starter burning out.    

Checked the ignition switch...ok.  Checked the ground to the engine housing...ok.  

So...I don’t dare to go anywhere.  The last time I was lucky to be at a mechanic shop.  Tow companies want $400 just to take me 1 mile.   On top of everything else...my budget is drained for repairs,

So..I am sitting in the mechanics yard for the night.   Test everything in the morning again.

Anyone have any idea?  

Nothing I heard today explains all these failures.   Could it really be that both of the previous installs were sloppy?   But, then, it also begs the question,,,then what explains the first burn out?   That starter was a motor craft installed last January (13 months). Should last lots longer than that.

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  Server Maintenance
Posted by: Blacktank - 02-14-2019, 04:47 PM - Forum: Forum News - Replies (21)

From the host

"This is a courtesy notice regarding our planned maintenance for your account located on a2hosting.com. During the remainder of the week of 2/11/2019 we will be applying updates to your web server, which will help ensure you are hosted on the most up to date infrastructure"

so dont be alarmed if the site goes down

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  Who knows a good
Posted by: Nana - 02-14-2019, 04:45 PM - Forum: Cooking - Replies (15)

Irish Stew Recipe?

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  Old cars, it’s my love affair.
Posted by: Blanch - 02-14-2019, 01:20 PM - Forum: Pictures & Photography - Replies (33)

I just love photographing old cars.
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1935 Packard Super Eight

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1937 Dodge Brothers

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  running a fundraiser
Posted by: Blacktank - 02-14-2019, 10:36 AM - Forum: Chit-Chat and Off Topic - Replies (11)

for Kaylee,anyone know the best way? i am trying to get her to open a paypal and do the paypal.me thing

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  Trash & transfer stations (AKA dumps)
Posted by: TrainChaser - 02-13-2019, 06:34 PM - Forum: Chit-Chat and Off Topic - Replies (5)

When you're in the Quartzsite-Ehrenburg area, do you ever take your camp waste to these places?  In La Paz Co., they say they're free for county residents, but what about visitors?  Does anyone know? Thanks.

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  battery water level caps
Posted by: Blacktank - 02-13-2019, 05:56 PM - Forum: Solar/Electrical - Replies (2)

any experience with these things? sure would make life easier if they worked

just an example https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Watering-...B07DM88247

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