Re: Is it just me, or are there a fair number of '57-'58 Packards out there?
Posted by John Clements On 2009/9/25 6:17:50
One reason that Studebaker ran out of cash was the decision of management to avoid union troubles by giving the unions whatever they wanted including high wages with low productivity.
I have read on the SDC forums that sometimes a Studebaker employee arrived for work, stamped their timecard then left to play golf and got a day's pay for doing nothing.
It was a difficult time for independents in any case after the war, the majors had good sources of steel the independents didn't. Packard also took a while to get back into production due to their stored machinery being damaged and having to be rebuilt.
This Post was from: https://packardinfo.com/xoops/html/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?post_id=37293