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2014-04-10 06:15:54 PM
It's getting to the point that I can't put sriracha on anything without thinking of idiotic, uninformed internet outrage. I think I'm going to limit myself to using it only to spray submitter in the eyeballs.
 
2014-04-10 06:32:44 PM
the Council Bluffs chamber of commerce should jump on this and offer them a sizeable chunk of land and TIF the utilties and no taxes for ten years based on the jobs created.
 
2014-04-10 06:34:10 PM
I just tried Sriracha for the first time the other night. I was out of pepper flakes for my orange chicken so I shook in a couple of drops of that instead. It added a nice flavor. Not too hot. I have to say I'm a fan.

Little did I know I was eating INTERNET OUTRAGE for dinner.
 
2014-04-10 06:36:29 PM
They can move the plant up to Oregon.  We'd love the jobs.
 
2014-04-10 06:36:43 PM
Kinda surprised they're going that hard on them.  This is a business that employs 200 people in a town of 1400.
 
2014-04-10 06:37:42 PM
Up your's, Subbo, That stuff is bottled puke, with a bottle design that looks like it was prepared in a Korean slum's meth lab.
 
2014-04-10 06:37:59 PM
the smell-which some residents blamed for their nosebleeds, asthma, and other ailments

Must not be any wind turbines in the area.
 
2014-04-10 06:38:24 PM
Never has a crappy town struggled so valiantly against its single bright spot and claim to fame.  I'm normally on the side of the citizenry in this sort of thing but fark it, I hope this becomes an antiboycott for Huy Fong.  May they make such a ridiculously large amount of sales that it becomes trivial for them to get the fark out of that shiathole town.
 
2014-04-10 06:38:45 PM
I really don't get why that stuff is as popular as it is. To me it's nearly indistinguishable from ketchup blended with too much sugar.
 
2014-04-10 06:40:43 PM
Re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-peat.
Isn't anyone paying attention to what gets green lighted anymore?
 
2014-04-10 06:42:17 PM
*lighted lit.

/derp
 
2014-04-10 06:42:37 PM

Omahawg: the Council Bluffs chamber of commerce should jump on this and offer them a sizeable chunk of land and TIF the utilties and no taxes for ten years based on the jobs created.


Nah. OmaHell would offer them a parcel of land north of the CenturyLink Center, and demand that there be a bond pushed through to pay for it.

Look, I know that Omahicks are still buttmad that CB got the Google deal instead of them, but come on. They can't have EVERY corporate contract out there.

You can start feeling jelly when CB gets Google Fiber before you guys do, k?

Till then, feel free to continue enjoying our casinos and restaurants over here, still 100% Restaurant Tax free. :)
 
2014-04-10 06:43:03 PM
I've been to Irwindale, it can only be an improvement over the other smells native to that region.
 
2014-04-10 06:43:08 PM
I just call it hipster ketchup.
 
2014-04-10 06:43:57 PM

Satanic_Hamster: Kinda surprised they're going that hard on them.  This is a business that employs 200 people in a town of 1400.


My hometown back in the early 90's had 17K people in it.  An airplane parts manufacturer wanted to build a plant there, employ 300-350 people and pay them starting wages of $35K a year.  This in a town where if you weren't a logger or working in one of the mills you were going to be lucky to ever break the $8 an hour mark.

The city council ran them off.

Today the logging industry is mostly gone.  3 of the 4 mills are gone.  The movie theater just shut down and they're removing the dam that generates a substantial portion of the city's power.  Sucks to be them.
 
2014-04-10 06:44:03 PM
Now I want to cock-punch both Sriracha worshippers and this entire town. Can you please just shut the fark up about some just okay hot sauce already?
 
2014-04-10 06:47:08 PM
ninjamonkey.us 

Satanic_Hamster: Kinda surprised they're going that hard on them.  This is a business that employs 200 people in a town of 1400.


Well...
 
2014-04-10 06:48:09 PM

ArcadianRefugee: the smell-which some residents blamed for their nosebleeds, asthma, and other ailments

Must not be any wind turbines in the area.


That's the only thing I'd be worried about.

We have a lot of particulate and other chemicals in the air already in my area.  There's a cogen facility that tried to squeak by as a minor emitter of particulate that has to go get the EPA major emitter permit now, a plywood plant, a creosote treatment plant, a paint manufacturer, an MDF plant (on a clear day I get rained on going by it), the airport,  just to name a few things impacting air quality, not to mention a lot of cars.  The particular neighborhood is ringed by industry, a highway, and trainyard in the east, and they want to put more here.

If they placed it far enough outside of town though, the jobs would be very nice, and as things go, food processing is where it is at these days.
 
2014-04-10 06:51:22 PM
I'm thinking of writing some city council folks around here to try to get them to court Huy Fong to move to the area. They'd get to stay in California and would fit in with the ag/industrial tradition around Salinas, Marina, etc.
 
2014-04-10 06:53:47 PM

ArcadianRefugee: the smell-which some residents blamed for their nosebleeds, asthma, and other ailments

Must not be any wind turbines in the area.


Wow... As soon as I read that line, I too came here to mention the BS ailments that wind turbine opponents make up. This sounds just like it.
 
2014-04-10 06:54:10 PM
Sriracha smells like a farking toilet and tastes like I would imagine shiat would taste. fark em.
 
2014-04-10 06:55:11 PM
Hey Huy Fong. Come here to Portland, Indiana. We would welcome you with open arms.

/logistics be damned
 
2014-04-10 06:56:35 PM
Isnt passing a law against a single entity specifically for something that entity already does a big no-no?

Declaring odors coming from a food factory a nuisance is one thing, but Declaring odors coming from THAT factory is another.
 
2014-04-10 06:57:02 PM
Cagey B: It's getting to the point that I can't put sriracha on anything without thinking of idiotic, uninformed internet outrage. I think I'm going to limit myself to using it only to spray submitter in the eyeballs.

HEY NOW! We may have to ration the stuff if they shut down that factory. Treat it like the liquid gold/platinum hybrid that it truly is, you heathen!
 
2014-04-10 06:57:43 PM

Dragonflew: ArcadianRefugee: the smell-which some residents blamed for their nosebleeds, asthma, and other ailments

Must not be any wind turbines in the area.

Wow... As soon as I read that line, I too came here to mention the BS ailments that wind turbine opponents make up. This sounds just like it.


I think these Siracha guys have measurable emissions, unlike the BS surrounding windmills.

But in this case, it's 4 households

"AIR POLLUTION Majority of complaints about Sriracha factory came from 4 households. More than two-thirds of the complaints reported to the air quality control board about odors believed to be from the Sriracha hot sauce factory came from four households. Data provided to this newspaper by the South Coast Air Quality Management District shows that since October four addresses generated 41 of the 61 complaints about Huy Fong Foods on North Azusa Canyon Road. Posted. "
 
2014-04-10 06:58:51 PM

Far Cough: Never has a crappy town struggled so valiantly against its single bright spot and claim to fame.  I'm normally on the side of the citizenry in this sort of thing but fark it, I hope this becomes an antiboycott for Huy Fong.  May they make such a ridiculously large amount of sales that it becomes trivial for them to get the fark out of that shiathole town.


Know what other crappy town can thank a big business for a single bright spot and claim to fame?  And hey, now they've even gotten a movie out of it!
 
2014-04-10 07:00:40 PM

brimed03: Far Cough: Never has a crappy town struggled so valiantly against its single bright spot and claim to fame.  I'm normally on the side of the citizenry in this sort of thing but fark it, I hope this becomes an antiboycott for Huy Fong.  May they make such a ridiculously large amount of sales that it becomes trivial for them to get the fark out of that shiathole town.

Know what other crappy town can thank a big business for a single bright spot and claim to fame?  And hey, now they've even gotten a movie out of it!


TOTES THE SAME THING!
 
2014-04-10 07:03:09 PM

brimed03: Far Cough: Never has a crappy town struggled so valiantly against its single bright spot and claim to fame.  I'm normally on the side of the citizenry in this sort of thing but fark it, I hope this becomes an antiboycott for Huy Fong.  May they make such a ridiculously large amount of sales that it becomes trivial for them to get the fark out of that shiathole town.

Know what other crappy town can thank a big business for a single bright spot and claim to fame?  And hey, now they've even gotten a movie out of it!


That's a nice false equivalence you got there....

Seriously, comparing the Bhopal petrochemical plant and a food mill?

I take it you've never been near a pickle plant either, let alone a cucumber field undergoing harvest.
 
2014-04-10 07:03:26 PM
Irwindale is happy with it's miller brewing facility and it's speedway.  no need to force all this culture down their throats.
 
2014-04-10 07:03:26 PM

brimed03: Far Cough: Never has a crappy town struggled so valiantly against its single bright spot and claim to fame.  I'm normally on the side of the citizenry in this sort of thing but fark it, I hope this becomes an antiboycott for Huy Fong.  May they make such a ridiculously large amount of sales that it becomes trivial for them to get the fark out of that shiathole town.

Know what other crappy town can thank a big business for a single bright spot and claim to fame?  And hey, now they've even gotten a movie out of it!


You sir, are an idiot.
 
2014-04-10 07:04:11 PM

TV's Vinnie: Omahawg: the Council Bluffs chamber of commerce should jump on this and offer them a sizeable chunk of land and TIF the utilties and no taxes for ten years based on the jobs created.

Nah. OmaHell would offer them a parcel of land north of the CenturyLink Center, and demand that there be a bond pushed through to pay for it.

Look, I know that Omahicks are still buttmad that CB got the Google deal instead of them, but come on. They can't have EVERY corporate contract out there.

You can start feeling jelly when CB gets Google Fiber before you guys do, k?

Till then, feel free to continue enjoying our casinos and restaurants over here, still 100% Restaurant Tax free. :)


lol, Vinnie. I'd tell you who i was but it would make you laugh too hard. I'm in Iowa, in spite of the troll name. I was thinking that half-empty industrial park they put south of the SOB a couple years ago.
 
2014-04-10 07:06:55 PM
Im not really surprised by this, it all started by a family member of a the city's council  complaining about the smell.   Sad to say buta lot of people are soon going to be unemployed and the notion of opening a business inIrwindale ( which is mostly industrial) is pretty much moot.  Also kiss the city revenue good bye when the company decides to move. What surprises me is that there is huge waste disposal company there and no one has complained about that smell plus the crapy brewery that makes MGD, Lite, and high life is not a nuisance?  Guess they are bribing the right folks.

Here is the link to complaint filed by the son a the local council man


http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-sriracha-complains-counc il man-son-20131031,0,1026708.story#axzz2yWlit4lu
 
2014-04-10 07:07:59 PM

meat0918: I think these Siracha guys have measurable emissions, unlike the BS surrounding windmills.

But in this case, it's 4 households

"AIR POLLUTION Majority of complaints about Sriracha factory came from 4 households. More than two-thirds of the complaints reported to the air quality control board about odors believed to be from the Sriracha hot sauce factory came from four households. Data provided to this newspaper by the South Coast Air Quality Management District shows that since October four addresses generated 41 of the 61 complaints about Huy Fong Foods on North Azusa Canyon Road. Posted. "


Sheeeeet.  I'd move the factory out of spite and let everyone know the exact reason/people that the town is losing such a major employer and tax generator.

Also, Huy Fong's sriracha sauce is damn awesome.
 
2014-04-10 07:08:58 PM

meat0918: Dragonflew: ArcadianRefugee: the smell-which some residents blamed for their nosebleeds, asthma, and other ailments

Must not be any wind turbines in the area.

Wow... As soon as I read that line, I too came here to mention the BS ailments that wind turbine opponents make up. This sounds just like it.

I think these Siracha guys have measurable emissions, unlike the BS surrounding windmills.

But in this case, it's 4 households

"AIR POLLUTION Majority of complaints about Sriracha factory came from 4 households. More than two-thirds of the complaints reported to the air quality control board about odors believed to be from the Sriracha hot sauce factory came from four households. Data provided to this newspaper by the South Coast Air Quality Management District shows that since October four addresses generated 41 of the 61 complaints about Huy Fong Foods on North Azusa Canyon Road. Posted. "


I saw that too.  I'm guessing it's some combination of bitter ex-employees, or the homes of the local hypochondriacs.  This stupid nimby attitude people seem to have in this country is killing us.  People don't seem to realize that it is impossible for us to exist solely as a nation of bureaucratic paper pushers.  Someone somewhere has to make the food, and build the products that we need. If we aren't willing to let them make it here, we shouldn't be surprised when they decide that all the paper we push is worthless to them, and consequentially they have no reason to give us those products.

/Rant
 
2014-04-10 07:09:45 PM
The adjacent town ought to offer them a few acres of free land and some tax exemptions and a giant fan to blow their exhaust into the same area it goes to now.
 
2014-04-10 07:10:44 PM
ya'll think that hot sauce plant puts out the same sort of smell the south o stockyards used to when I was a kid?

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2014-04-10 07:11:42 PM

NorthernMT: meat0918: Dragonflew: ArcadianRefugee: the smell-which some residents blamed for their nosebleeds, asthma, and other ailments

Must not be any wind turbines in the area.

Wow... As soon as I read that line, I too came here to mention the BS ailments that wind turbine opponents make up. This sounds just like it.

I think these Siracha guys have measurable emissions, unlike the BS surrounding windmills.

But in this case, it's 4 households

"AIR POLLUTION Majority of complaints about Sriracha factory came from 4 households. More than two-thirds of the complaints reported to the air quality control board about odors believed to be from the Sriracha hot sauce factory came from four households. Data provided to this newspaper by the South Coast Air Quality Management District shows that since October four addresses generated 41 of the 61 complaints about Huy Fong Foods on North Azusa Canyon Road. Posted. "

I saw that too.  I'm guessing it's some combination of bitter ex-employees, or the homes of the local hypochondriacs.  This stupid nimby attitude people seem to have in this country is killing us.  People don't seem to realize that it is impossible for us to exist solely as a nation of bureaucratic paper pushers.  Someone somewhere has to make the food, and build the products that we need. If we aren't willing to let them make it here, we shouldn't be surprised when they decide that all the paper we push is worthless to them, and consequentially they have no reason to give us those products.

/Rant


I'd love for them to move to Oregon, even with the problems they are having there in Cali.  They don't have to move to Eugene, but nearby (like Junction City) would be awesome.

Food processing and food related industries are growing quite well here.
 
2014-04-10 07:17:18 PM

meat0918: Dragonflew: ArcadianRefugee: the smell-which some residents blamed for their nosebleeds, asthma, and other ailments

Must not be any wind turbines in the area.

Wow... As soon as I read that line, I too came here to mention the BS ailments that wind turbine opponents make up. This sounds just like it.

I think these Siracha guys have measurable emissions, unlike the BS surrounding windmills.


Of course.  However, I highly doubt it is causing athsma, nosebleeds, cancer, whatever they're biatching about. I would not like it either, but I would be honest and just say that I don't like the smell as opposed to making up nonsense.
 
2014-04-10 07:18:13 PM
Huy Fong should close the plant, and move out of that town.
 
2014-04-10 07:18:18 PM

meat0918: I'd love for them to move to Oregon, even with the problems they are having there in Cali. They don't have to move to Eugene, but nearby (like Junction City) would be awesome.

Food processing and food related industries are growing quite well here.


IIRC, from past threads, they prefer to be VERY close to where the peppers are grown, which leaves them only a few states as options.
 
2014-04-10 07:19:59 PM

Ego edo infantia cattus: Re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-re-peat.
Isn't anyone paying attention to what gets green lighted anymore?


No, this is new.

It just sounds like a repeat because the issue is so mind-bendingly trivial.
 
2014-04-10 07:23:54 PM
Whats funny is the State Of California CARB and the EPA have been out there and said there is no smell. If I was the owner. I would take the offer from the state of Texas. To move all 3 plants and all the employees to Texas. Oh can the last one leaving California please turn the light off when you leave
 
2014-04-10 07:24:49 PM

Satanic_Hamster: meat0918: I'd love for them to move to Oregon, even with the problems they are having there in Cali. They don't have to move to Eugene, but nearby (like Junction City) would be awesome.

Food processing and food related industries are growing quite well here.

IIRC, from past threads, they prefer to be VERY close to where the peppers are grown, which leaves them only a few states as options.


Logistics, as always, is a biatch.  It's wishful thinking on my part, as it is better to be closer to your suppliers.
 
2014-04-10 07:24:54 PM
To add to my above post; If they moved here to Portland Indiana, they would fit right in. We have a Tyson chip plant here. We have egg, pork and turkey production out the Hoo Haa. Agriculture is us. There is also a helluva lot of tomato growers. They would be a good fit. The only problem is the freight costs to get the damned peppers here.
 
2014-04-10 07:28:44 PM

thy crotch: Irwindale is happy with it's miller brewing facility and it's speedway.  no need to force all this culture down their throats.


You forgot about the rock quarries and dried out river beds. The only reason most people have even heard of Irwindale is the NFL. They talked about putting a stadium in on of the old quarries. Irwindale if drive over country on LA County. Going on the 605 or the 10. Its just a bunch of rock and desert.
 
2014-04-10 07:30:44 PM

meat0918: Satanic_Hamster: meat0918: I'd love for them to move to Oregon, even with the problems they are having there in Cali. They don't have to move to Eugene, but nearby (like Junction City) would be awesome.

Food processing and food related industries are growing quite well here.

IIRC, from past threads, they prefer to be VERY close to where the peppers are grown, which leaves them only a few states as options.

Logistics, as always, is a biatch.  It's wishful thinking on my part, as it is better to be closer to your suppliers.


It wont matter. The peppers are most likly coming down from Central California. With no water to the farmers this year. There might not be any peppers. They could move almost anywhere
 
2014-04-10 07:33:12 PM
shiat, this reminds me - I'm out of Sriracha.
 
2014-04-10 07:33:35 PM

kombi: meat0918: Satanic_Hamster: meat0918: I'd love for them to move to Oregon, even with the problems they are having there in Cali. They don't have to move to Eugene, but nearby (like Junction City) would be awesome.

Food processing and food related industries are growing quite well here.

IIRC, from past threads, they prefer to be VERY close to where the peppers are grown, which leaves them only a few states as options.

Logistics, as always, is a biatch.  It's wishful thinking on my part, as it is better to be closer to your suppliers.

It wont matter. The peppers are most likly coming down from Central California. With no water to the farmers this year. There might not be any peppers. They could move almost anywhere


Like I said above, Salinas valley makes sense.
 
2014-04-10 07:35:12 PM
I forgot how many they said would be laid off. I want to say some where in the neighborhood of 1000-5000. I could be way off. But there are 3 plants. Irwindale, Norwalk and Baldwin Park. The owner said he will close all 3 and move. When Carb California Air Resource Board. Says there is no smell. There is no smell. They look for any reason to shut businesses down.
 
2014-04-10 07:35:37 PM

crotchgrabber: I'm thinking of writing some city council folks around here to try to get them to court Huy Fong to move to the area. They'd get to stay in California and would fit in with the ag/industrial tradition around Salinas, Marina, etc.


Yeah, I'm guessing I'm a little north of you, but yeah the central coast would be a good fit.

/hates Sriracha
//doesn't care if you put it on everything
 
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