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Rick is a crooked old snake in the grass. He recently had the police at his shop where i was working. They came so Ricks customers he was screwing over could get their property. He doesnt pay his employees and will threaten to beat you up. Yet this man has two Harley...
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My num is 6603496112 rick took 25000 bucks from me and never sent me a moter he wount retourn my calls i live in missouri and am swamped with is ther anyone to get ahold of th...

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He has done this for so many years and has used women to cover for him. You need to contact State Attorney's office I can help you bring evidence against him

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Well reading all these negative posts you would think Rick is a snake oil salesman. And to a certain extent he is. The man does build a good engine and is knowledgeable. Very crafty. On the other hand he's very sneaky. I only worked there briefly but in that short...
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Should have been a politician Rick/Fred/liar/fraud/debtor/coward.good luck when you truly see the light,,, it likely will be bright orange!

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I understand from a few employees and others that he has never paid them either. Put it behind you and hopefully somehow you learned from the experience. You are lucky, mos...

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He uses used parts and sells thrm for new. He is a crook.
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I Rick Plauman just want to clairify this, Caterpillar sells used parts and they call them remand(shinny used parts) I point blank call used parts used parts no matter where t...

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Yes he does!!! I worked for him till he never paid me and now i am going thru the court system to get the pay he owes me!!! He is a snake in the grass who takes your money the...

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Great Lakes Diesel - No on the up and up

Great Lakes Diesel
#1123632
Sold me a truck they never service, but said they did. After lying about a refrigerator being in the truck they installed a new one that doesn't work. Promised a new mattress, that they didn't put in. Left out coverage on the warranty they had listed on the buyers order. Truck came with no working cruise control. Broke down after pulling empty trailer 8 miles
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Great Lakes Diesel - Ex employee

Great Lakes Diesel
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I worked for rick for 3 months,and i cant count how many times i was called a n####r!.....
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Great Lakes Diesel Owner Review

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Rick is a spineless pile of *** he took 25000 bucks from me and never sent my moter and will not retourn my calls
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Rick Plauman asked me to make a set of stainless steel headers and turbo pipes for a large marine engine. I built the pipes he asked for.he paid me half. he still owes me $3000. that was 3 years ago. I called him many times he and his secretary promise to pay me every time I talk to them. What can i do?
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After ordering and then receiving a rebuilt 3406 cat motor from Great Lakes Diesel I paid to have the core shipped back to them and awaited the return of the core charge of $6000.00 It has now been a year and now Rick will not return calls or have a live person...
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I Rick Plauman wonder why whenever there is any kind of problem its always at my expense. I have always been willing to negotiate but have never been willing to argue. This en...

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Hello, I've got some serious issues with Rick and was wondering if you would be able to contact me as soon as you can. Thank you. Please email me at strategicdrop@aol.com.

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I worked for him , never paid me. He used used parts to repair trucks, held trucks because theor owners did npt want to pay for bogus repairs why is ny lettimg still do bisoness. He is an alcoholic
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Obviously if you want to remain anonymous your complaint is probably bogus because if it were true you would use a name, Email, and contact with documentation. How were you in...

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I bought a $25,000 3406 cat with a new garrett turbo ( USED) it also came with used linners linner O-rings the pistons were new. a badly worn out oil pump that lasted 1 month found broken piston cooling tubes then when I took the hole thing apart found used rod and...
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I Rick Plauman warrenty my parts for 5 years. If there is this much wrong with this engine why didnt he send the parts back for warrenty??

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ps im going to tell my buddy in texas about this site so he tell his and so on and so on and so on

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I worked for Great Lakes Diesel for 2 weeks. He had the cops at his shop because another employee wanted his pay too..I never went back to work for Rick Plauman, I refuse to work for someone who uses such fowl language, always yelling at everyone . I contacted dept of...
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Why is your Name not on here ?? Like to talk to you who ever you are

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He needs to be shut down. He takes deposits from many customers and does not finish job with keeping the money. Dont get how the state could let him stay in business.............

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I worked for this place for almost 2 weeks. I had to put up with his lying to his customers, his foul mouth and constant yelling...Rick Plauman has not paided me. I consider that stealing from me. I gave him my time and I expected to get paided for that time. There...
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Don't bother he will just lock the doors and ignore you. I don't know how he keeps getting away with this but, he does. Someone someday will investigate him and he will get ...

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Maybe all of us ex-workers could get together & have a meeting about this guy. I am proposing Thursday, October 3rd @ the Botanical Gardens entrance at 12 noon to "Occupy...

#447740
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As a business owner, I am shocked and saddened at the state of the information that continues to be posted about my Company on the internet. I pride myself on my product, I only produce a first class product. I warranty all my engines, and will stand behind them. My...
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Ur a joke a conartis and ur day is coming. If you thank getting beet with a steel pipe hurt. That was nothing

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Rick you are such a phony after reading that you are still ripping people off I am contacting Andrew Cuomo tomorrow.

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Contact Great Lakes Diesel

Mailing Address:
Great Lakes Diesel
2600 Hamburg Turnpike Lackawana
NY, 14218
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(716) 822-2298
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i bought a suposedly rebuilt injection pump from great lakes desiel Rick Plauman. after installing the pump we found out it was defective so he sent me new parts to fix it. we put the new parts in and when we started the truck the pump malfunctioned which made the...
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I have a 5 year warrenty on all parts. However if the replacement parts are not properly installed it is then the fault of their untrained/inexpirenced mechanic. This person e...

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It's a shame that people don't believe what is written. This man is as crooked as the day is long. If there are that many people complaining, maybe it's time that it's inves...

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