Thursday, April 29, 2010

Amway to close West Michigan plant, cut 100 jobs from local work force

By Chris Knape | The Grand Rapids Press
April 29, 2010, 10:50AM

Update: Amway says job cuts, Ada warehouse closing is necessary to remain strong West Michigan employer

ADA -- Amway this morning announced it will close a West Michigan plant, shift production of some products to Europe and Asia and trim about 100 jobs from its local work force as part of a "strategic adjustment" process that reflects where it does most of its sales.

The $8.9 billion Ada-based direct sales company also said it will shift about 50 jobs into its Ada headquarters as it ends production at a plant in Lakeview, Calif., and eliminates 150 positions there.

"More than 80 percent of our customers buy our products outside the United States, and Amway needs to update its supply chain to reflect that," Amway chairman Steve Van Andel said in a press release. "As part of our long-term strategy, we are moving some production closer to customers to cut supply times and significantly reduce shipping-related costs. Some of these steps are difficult, but they will help us drive long-term growth and sustain existing jobs in all our markets." FULL STORY

1 comment:

Tex said...

The reason most of the volume is overseas, even though the U.S./Canada has many more people with income to buy the products, and have had Amway around for several decades more than most foreign countries, is because the word is out on the internet that Amway is a scam. In fact, Amway has ripped off millions of people for several decades, to the tune of 10s of billions of dollars.

Read about it on this website: and forward the information to everyone you know, so they don't get scammed.

Amway is a scam, and here's why: Amway pays out as little money as they can get away with, so they support the higher level IBOs ripping off their downline via the tool scam.

As a result, about 99% of IBOs operate at a net loss, while the top 1% make several TIMES more from their Amway tool scam than from the Amway products. This was made illegal in the UK in 2008, but our FTC is unable to pull their heads out of their butts to stop it here.