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Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:32 AM

New Era Cap reaches severance agreement with workers, will close plant at end of March

Source: Buffalo News

Soon, the manufacture of nearly all of those caps will be outsourced to companies in China, Vietnam, Bangladesh and Haiti. The move is part of what New Era officials describe as a shift in the company's business model: Long a hatmaker, the 99-year-old New Era is now stepping away of the manufacturing business and fashioning itself as a branding and marketing company. New Era sells caps, apparel and accessories around the world, and operates more as a fashion brand (think Nike or Under Armour, but smaller) than as a manufacturer.



Read more: https://buffalonews.com/2018/11/13/new-era-plans-closure-of-derby-manufacturing-plant-in-march-2019/



This is in the district of the Dishonorable Chris Collins. They voted for the Impotus who promised to stop this stuff. New Era's contract with MLB required caps manufactured in the USA. All others will be outsourced to slave labor markets overseas.

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Reply New Era Cap reaches severance agreement with workers, will close plant at end of March (Original post)
Marcuse Feb 12 OP
Sucha NastyWoman Feb 12 #1
Marcuse Feb 12 #3
jmowreader Feb 12 #6
William Seger Feb 12 #2
JDC Feb 12 #4
EarthFirst Feb 12 #5
marble falls Feb 12 #8
Firestorm49 Feb 12 #7
marble falls Feb 12 #9

Response to Marcuse (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:37 AM

1. So is this the maker of MAGA hats?

I tried to read further in the article but the link isnt working right

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:56 AM

3. Link fixed.

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Response to Sucha NastyWoman (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:16 PM

6. I don't think so

New Era’s most famous product is Major League Baseball caps. Every team in MLB buys all their caps from this firm, and all the souvenir caps sold to fans are made by New Era.

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Response to Marcuse (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:45 AM

2. "branding and marketing"

Right, why take on all the risk and hassle of manufacturing when you can make more money by just exploiting the cheapest labor in the world.

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Response to Marcuse (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 09:57 AM

4. Guess they can get rid of that giant wall of a sign in the Buff airport

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Response to Marcuse (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 10:02 AM

5. Will the WNY MAGA-bots feign outrage?

My guess is sure...for about two weeks.

Or just until pre-season football begins.

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Response to EarthFirst (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 07:16 PM

8. Their caps are already made in asia.

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Response to Marcuse (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 03:14 PM

7. So I guess that their tax breaks just weren't enough to keep them here.

I guess we need to give them more?

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