JohnFPorcaro wrote:When going to work I drive on Route 21 over the(new)Main Line. I see that Birch Lumber in Clifton has not gotten a car in quite sometime. Also Rafco Plastics in Totowa does not receive cars any more. Hartz doesn't get cars either(which translates into the death of the lower Greenwood Lake line).
Who else is gone ? What is going on? Why are all these customers being lost?
I posted this over 5 years ago, since then Omega Warehouse in Totowa & my baby, W.A.S. are gone.
Also here is a recent post:
Farmland Dairies closing
Postby R36 Combine Coach » Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:30 pm
A longtime customer and landmark on the Bergen Line:
Farmland Dairies has decided to close its Wallington facility which has been in operation for decades. That means 325 layoffs.
“I was very surprised, no indication something like this could happen, especially before Christmas. Two managers walked into office the other day and handed me a note stating that they would be closing by Feb. 17th in three phases, two weeks apart, totally 325 jobs lost,” said Wallington Borough administrator told Baginski.
Fred Stern, spokesperson for Borden Dairy, the owner of Farmland Dairies, says officials decided to close this plant to increase efficiency. Another factor, the industry is changing, fewer people are drinking milk. When this plant closes, just three other milk processing facilities will remain in New Jersey and there will be fewer Farmland Dairy products on the shelves at New Jersey stores. It’s unclear if or how any of this will impact milk prices – they’re state-regulated. Meanwhile, area businesses say they will also feel the impact because many of the Farmland employees are longtime customers."
Who else has been lost, let's say in the last 6 years?