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Invacare faces shutdown;
Federal regulators to halt
Elyria manufacturing, design work

Morning Journal [Lorain, OH], by Staff

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Posted By:Harlowe, 12/21/2012 3:37:46 PM

Elyria — Some employees could be out of work as Invacare Corporation will have to indefinitely “stop manufacturing, designing and distributing manual and powered wheelchairs and wheelchair components” at its two Elyria facilities until it satisfies federal regulators over its quality and design control systems. (Snip) This all started in 2010 when (John) Kasich (now Ohio’s Republican governor) was on Invacare’s board of directors. The federal government was playing politics and they sent in multiple auditors. They were there for over a year, but normally you have one auditor who comes in for a few weeks.
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Reply 1 - Posted by: LouD, 12/21/2012 4:00:14 PM     (No. 9078326)

Sent in multiple auditors? Shades of Sarah Palin! She faced the same type of trials, but she had no business to shut down. Now I imagine there will be layoffs because of the feds nitpicking. No serious violations were found; just minor things. Political as all hell!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/21/2012 4:06:04 PM     (No. 9078340)

And how about the people who depend on these parts for their chairs? Just what are they supposed to do?

Yet another careless act of insensitivity on the part of the Obama regime.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: fire_mission, 12/21/2012 4:17:52 PM     (No. 9078359)

I think this is known as the Gibson Guitar Syndrome.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: uno, 12/21/2012 5:59:01 PM     (No. 9078474)

It is a well run, successful corporation and has been for decades.
That cannot be allowed to stand. Success must be penalized! Don´t need a government take-over? We´ll just see about that!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 12/21/2012 6:00:22 PM     (No. 9078476)

This company makes good nebulizers. Asthmatics will have to search elsewhere for equipment as well. Thanks, Obama and ObamaCare.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Grant Hodges, 12/21/2012 7:26:22 PM     (No. 9078575)

Stinky the Gunrunner in another of his roles as Abaddon.

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