Hee hee....not making fun of your "misfortune", but it sounds like the "same old same old" with Herman.
I remember when they closed the plant down here in GA. after several rounds of lay-offs and telling the people (like me) who were still employed, "the worst is over".
They spent millions to build the place, probably millions to buy out of their broken committment to the state and local governments from tax incentives etc. Who knows how many hundreds of thousands (another million?) on upgrades of the manufacturing "systems". All the while knowing they were going to close the plant?
Made no sense then, if I cared it would make no sense now.
Herman became an "also ran" years ago when they sold out on their corporate values.