When I did the post, The "Lost Generation " speaks I had touched on the news that Welland, ON., Canada has been hard hit by lay-offs and closures in the industrial sector.
John Deere's closing was in fact the latest blow dealt to this small city, that had never really recovered from the de-industrialization that had taken place in the '80's.
In 2009 John Deere will completely shut down a profitable 100 yr old operation, to exploit cheaper wages in Mexico, turning 800 familes lives upside down and wreaking further havoc on the local economy.
Since doing that post it has come to my attention that a group of students from Niagara College are doing a documentary on this closure. It is entitled Dear John.
Here is the trailer for that documentary