This is copied, but I checked it out & from what I can tell...it's true!!! ~Bella Hershey's Chocolate Is Moving Some Operations from the U.S. to Mexico-Truth!Summary of the eRumor: The eRumor laments that the American Hershey company that makes Hershey chocolate products is moving to Mexico.The Truth: There is a significant move by Hershey from the United States to Mexico in what the company calls a "global supply-chain transformation." Not all the operations are making the move but according to a June, 2007 article in the Los Angeles Times about 3,000 of the company's 13,000 employees will be cut. About 900 workers are to lose their jobs in the company's home town of Hershey, Pennsylvania and the Hershey plant in Oakdale, California, is closing down. Operations there are being moved to Monterrey, Mexico. The times quotes Hershey CEO Richard Lenny as saying that labor costs in Mexico are 10 percent less than in the U.S. and that by 2010 the changes will save shareholders $190 million. A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet: A sad story for those of us who remember growing up with Hershey bars, and just as sad for the generations of today. What will be out sourced next? Pennsylvania is a big state, but it amazes me in this day, how some news doesn't make it over the mountain to the front page of our papers or the top of news hours nationally. Milton Hershey, this year, will be joining H. J. Heinz in rolling over in his grave. Hershey Chocolate is moving to Mexico...whoopee! They're even closing down Hershey Canada. Don't buy any more Hershey Bars. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are my favorite and they are made by Hershey. But, I will not purchase another one! M..S. Hershey had a dream... I will buy my OWN Sugar, Milk, Cocoa beans, (all natural mind you!) and make candy.. (no tariffs etc..) EVEN during the depression...HE and the Company made money...NOW some Corporate big wigs are ruining the name... AND the product M.S. created... Please pass it on...What a bunch of college educated 'idiots'. Thank you M.S. for all the things I have and all you have done for me and my family...'I' do appreciate it... as for 'Dick' Lenny and Company...good luck you greedy, money loving mongrels...you are ruining the name, the company, and MANY lives in central Pennsylvania.... read on... Enough is Enough! So Hershey executives are closing plants in the US , laying off over a thousand people, and destroying Mr. Hershey's dream, all to cut labor and material costs. The company will save about $170 million a year, all on the backs of the American people. The top executives will still make their mega bucks and the laid off workers will have to find other jobs, some probably at minimum wage due to their age. All this to take their jobs to India, China and Mexico, So WHAT part of the 'GREAT' American Chocolate Bar is left?...NOTHING! These countries are no doubt laughing at the Americans, who they don't like anyway. How long are the American people going to sit around and let big corporations do this to us? We must all band together and let them know we won't take it any longer! Please, do not buy any Hershey product! I pulled EVERY dime of my stock, retirement and my HEART out of Hershey... (it does hurt me to say that). If the company wants to take the work to these countries, then let those countries buy the product. We don't need it! BLACKBALL HERSHEY!! Please pass this to everyone on your email list so it gets all across the United States. Retired Hershey worker for 35 good years. living in the city he was responsible for making Hershey a great place to live and work and educate my children. I am not expecting this email to have a big effect on Hershey, but maybe if enough people pass it along, Hershey directors' may hear of the boycott. THANKS Your thoughts??