Walmart closing 5 stores for plumbing problems – for 6 months!

Maybe Walmart suddenly closed five of its stores for plumbing problems. Or, maybe not. I don’t trust the Walmart company. Remember when they played Janet Napolitano’s Homeland Security announcements on their stores’ annoying television screens? No, I don’t trust them at all. I think their stores will one day be government distribution centers, or worse. Here are excerpts from local news agencies about the five stores:

Texas:

An unexpected Walmart closure in Midland has more than 400 employees out of a job. The Wal-Mart Corporation claims the store must close to repair major plumbing issues they have had for years…

According to Walmart representatives, the store had dealt with more than 100 problems in the last couple of years. Morales says the news was even more surprising to him because the location has never failed an inspection.

Texas:

Walmart is closing the Livingston store for six months starting Monday night for renovations and displacing around 400 workers in the process, according to a company official.

Southern California:

Customers arriving at a Southern California Walmart were shocked and dumbfounded to find its doors closed Tuesday with signs posted on it that read: “Closed indefinitely.” Also in disbelief were the hundreds of workers who depended on the Pico Rivera superstore for jobs…

The store on the 8500 block of Washington Boulevard closed at 2 p.m Monday to address serious plumbing problems, like persistent leaks and clogs, that resulted in over 100 incidents over the years.

A staff member told NBC4 the 500-strong workforce was laid off at the store, which they claimed is projected to be closed for six months to a year. Others claimed the move was retaliation for workers demanding better conditions and pay.

Florida:

The store closed Monday at 6 p.m. because of the ongoing plumbing issues. The employee News Channel 8 talked with said a sewage backup is the likely culprit.

The issues “require extensive repairs,” Walmart spokesman Amanda Hennenberg said in a statement. The store is located at 1208 E. Brandon Blvd.

Oklahoma:

The Tulsa Walmart that closed its doors Monday night was one of five stores across the country temporarily closing due to plumbing issues…Walmart says the Tulsa store has seen over a hundred instances of plumbing issues at the store and that’s why it needs to close for up to 6 months…

The retailer says it will have to go in with jack hammers and heavy equipment to fix the plumbing issue.

From Investment Watch:

What is going on? I just heard that numerous Wal-Mart stores from Texas to Florida are closing immediately for 6 month period due to “plumbing problems.” There was no pre-announcement and the store shelves were fully stocked. They even had to discount frozen goods 50% to get rid of the stock. They have given all employees a 2 month severance pay. Does this have anything to do with Jade Helm? I have heard that Wal-Mart has a contract with DHS to act as a command and logistics center for FEMA in case of a national emergency.

The conspiracy theorist in me wonders if the alleged plumbing problems aren’t cover for underground digging and building, like the Denver airport. Big plumbing projects move lots of dirt. As the Tulsa story states:

The retailer says it will have to go in with jack hammers and heavy equipment to fix the plumbing issue.

2015 April Walmart closing for plumbing issues

What do you think?