The 147 employees of Future Pipe Industries learned today the company will close its Gulfport location by the end of the year.
In a state that is hurting for jobs and tax revenue what reason do you think they cited to the Sun Herald for closing down their Gulfport plant, their first in the US and one of 11 worldwide?
Michael Olivier, regional president of FPI operations in the Americas, said Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath made building a workforce in Gulfport challenging.
147 good paying blue collar jobs vanishing with the wind because blue collar people can’t afford to live on the coast. Insurance of course is the main increased cost driver pricing people off the coast.
I’ve been labeled anti-business for calling out those responsible for this mess. I wonder if Commissioner Chaney, Lt Gov Phil Bryant anfd the rest of the gang in Jackson will be jumping in to take credit for this too?
Score this one Insurance Industry 147, MIssissippi Gulf Coast 0