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BREAKING: Stone Creek plant shuts down, lays off all employees

May 25, 2012

PLYMOUTH — It was about 10:30 Thursday morning when all employees at Stone Creek Homes in Plymouth were gathered by the human resource manager and the general manager for a plant meeting.
Employees were told that they were all being laid off, and that they should gather their personal belongings and leave.
"They said Dave (Ferguson, Stone Creek CEO) was not in today and they weren't sure what was going on," said former Stone Creek Quality Control manager Lisa Milam Friday.
Ferguson did not return a message left on his cell phone Friday, and no one answered the phone at the Plymouth plant.
Milam said that it is her belief that the company is broke. The Nebraska plant was also shut down and all employees let go.
"(Ferguson's) motto was, 'building communities and changing lives'…well, he sure is changing lives, in a horrible way," continued Milam. "We all have children to feed and bills to pay."
Marshall County Economic Development director Jennifer Laurent said Friday that her office had heard of the situation from several Stone Creek Homes employees, but she declined to comment further because she did not have details.

Watch for updates on this developing story.

Comments

Closing or Restructure?

May 25, 2012 by Anonymous, 2 years 12 weeks ago
Comment: 14075

We had an order in with them for a motel project that they were building for us - we met with Dave about 3 weeks ago in the Plymouth plant and were told how great things were and that they were opening another location nearby to try to handle the influx of business. We had given them $233,000 a little over a month ago to get started building our motel and then got a call from our salesman in Nebraska just yesterday that they came in and shut them down as well. He had heard that the new plant was in the process of being "tooled up" a couple of weeks ago as well. Please post if you have any information....Thanks and good luck to all of the families both in Plymouth and in Central City, NE.

Stone Creek plant closing

May 25, 2012 by Anonymous, 2 years 12 weeks ago
Comment: 14074

Not surprised that CEO was not available for comment. It happened to alot of my friends afew years ago at a different factory. The CEOs' don't care that people have families or bills to pay. It's all about the $$$$. So Sad. Stay strong employees.

Closure

May 25, 2012 by Anonymous, 2 years 12 weeks ago
Comment: 14073

Does anyone else see the units that they have sitting outside waiting for delivery? Obviously they still had orders coming in and orders ready for shipment, so there was money there. Why werent the employees informed before hand that the company was having financial issues? Someone knew for some time that money was getting low. It just does not disappear overnight. So much for "building communities and changing lives". Its more like "take the money and run." Whats sad is this was his "home town" and where he grew up. Way to treat your community Dave.

SCH

May 27, 2012 by Anonymous, 2 years 12 weeks ago
Comment: 14080

There were and are orders ..... The Hotel deal was in the process of getting prints approved to start building these units and on Friday, there was also suppose to be a dealer coming in looking to buy. That's why there is a house pulled up long ways in front of the building. Workers were getting that house ready for what you would call a show home. Just doesn't make any sence at all!!!! You play the Mr.Nice guy and make promise after promise about this and about that .... but then u dont even have the balls to go and tell your own employees what is going on.

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