Weatherby moves out of

There is little doubt that California is unfriendly to individuals and business with its dysfunctional, one-party socialist government, high taxes, burdensome regulations, promotion of politically correct clean technology over manufacturing, lack of affordable housing, abysmal schools, declining lifestyles, and growing cost of living. So it should come as no surprise that the iconic firearms, ammunition, and shooting accessories manufacturer, Weatherby, should abandon its California roots after 30+ years and move to a more people- and industry-friendly environment in Sheridan, Wyoming.

A move two-years in the planning and assisted by the State of Wyoming who is courting employers with generous incentive packages that include loans, tax relief, land, and other benefits.

According to company CEO, President and spokesperson, Adam Weatherby, “We wanted a place where we could retain a great workforce, and where our employees could live an outdoor lifestyle. We wanted to move to a state where we can grow into our brand. Wyoming means new opportunities. We are not interested in maintaining; we are growing.”

Weatherby is a family-owned, family friendly business now headed by Adam, son of the previous President and CEO Ed Weatherby, and grandson of the founder, Roy Weatherby. The company is expanding with 71 current employees, fifteen of whom chose to relocate from California to Wyoming.

Change is coming. There will always be a tomorrow, no matter how much you may try to ignore it. There are no guarantees in life, or promises for a bright future. Just because something bad hasn't happened yet, doesn't mean it won't. It can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere. No one is guaranteed to wake up tomorrow and still have a job by evening. Are you now wondering, Am I Next?


Am I Next? Amgen layoffs, restructuring, relocations

No stranger to restructuring, Thousand Oaks (California) pharmaceutical powerhouse Amgen is restructuring to meet the demands of competition and activist investors. Hundreds of employees are involved, some will be laid-off, transferred or have the primary responsibilities realigned with the latest corporate goals.

Some employees will be offered the opportunity to relocate to other Amgen facilities. The most prominent of one which is located in Tampa, Florida where the company benefits from a deep labor pool, reduced costs of living, and the fact that there are no personal state income taxes in Florida – unlike the increasingly heavy taxes in California.

Amgen is especially vulnerable to competition from “bio-similar” pharmaceuticals as well as restructuring pressures from hedge-funds, investor activists, and institutional investors.