TCM Announces Temporary Closures | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 04.18.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 04.18.14 **
** Airborne 04.16.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 04.16.14 **
** Airborne 04.14.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 04.14.14 **

Sun, Oct 04, 2009

TCM Announces Temporary Closures

More 'Signs Of The Times'

The economic malaise continues... During a recent chat with TCM's Rhett Ross, ANN has learned that Teledyne Continental Motors 'will close its factory for one week in response to reduced demand from new aircraft manufacturers for engines and related parts. The closure will start this Monday, 05 October 2009. The plant will reopen for normal business on Monday, 12 October 2009.'

 

TCM Statement:

Throughout 2009, Continental Motors has focused on a number of marketing and factory improvement initiatives to drive sales and cost control during the current economic downturn. These initiatives have worked resulting in more stable aftermarket engine and parts sales, improved delivery from the factory and lower costs. However, the combination of lower OEM orders and improved performance means the factory has outstripped demand. The closure will allow order backlog to grow to a level that supports efficient factory operations.

In addition to the closure, the following additional cost savings measures will take effect upon the company's return to normal business on 12 October.

  • One week shutdown 04 Jan to 09 Jan 2010 all staff
    • Salaried Staff
    • 4 day work weeks beginning the week of 12 October
  • No work Thanksgiving or Christmas week
  • The production facility will run a normal work schedule of 5 days per week except as noted above.

Rhett Ross

The company's goal is to protect as much of our employee base as possible while continuing to navigate this difficult economy. During the closures and short work weeks, the company will maintain the following services.

  • Limited Customer Service Staffing to Support Emergency Calls
  • Shipping and Receiving will be kept open to allow delivery of vendor supplied parts and ship AOG orders
  • Sales Department will be open to support engine and parts inquiries.
  • Full access to the company's web site and distributor services will be maintained.

All other services will be closed.

The company will work closely with the State of Alabama and the City of Mobile to help our employees through this difficult time.

FMI: www.genuinecontinental.aero

Advertisement

More News

Aero-TV: Dual GPS Solutions -- Maps, Weather, And Traffic To Your EFB Devices

Dual Boasts GPS Support for iOS or Android Platforms While at the AOPA 2013 convention, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell met with Greg Lukins, Vice President of Business D>[...]

AD: Airbus Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2014-08-02 PRODUCT: Certain Airbus Model A300 B4-600 and A300 B4-600R series airplanes.>[...]

AD: Bombardier, Inc. Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2014-08-03 PRODUCT: Certain Bombardier, Inc. Model CL-600-2C10 (Regional Jet Series 700, 701, & 702) airplanes, Model CL-600-2D15 (Regional Jet Series 705) airplanes>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.18.14)

All About Military Aviation Features well-illustrated articles on all major post-war combat aircraft, a directory of the world's air forces, air show reports and calendar and speci>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (04.18.14): Onboard Lightning Detection Systems

An onboard weather detection system that senses electrical discharges that suggest the presence of thunderstorm cells.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC