I should have researched them more. I was buying from what I thought was a
good brand name and did not think they would hirt their reputation with a
POS, but I was wrong about them.
I even went to the dealer in town instead of the big box store.
They were still good into the 80's and later. Looks they opened a plant
in Mexico in 2005. I'm sure that's where my 2007 range model was made.
Thanks to all the free-trading legislators for sending our jobs south of
A new cooktop manufacturing facility will be located in the Frank C.
Pidgeon Industrial park, southwest of Memphis. The facility will be
built to LEED certification standards. Workers will manufacture the
company’s Electrolux ICON®, Electrolux® and Frigidaire® product
lines, including drop-in/slide-in ranges, wall ovens, specialty free
standing ranges and cook tops. Construction is expected to begin in
early 2011 with production to begin in mid-2012.
Electrolux/Fridgidaire also operates a manufacturing facility for free
standing gas and electric ranges in Springfield, Tennessee. The
Springfield facility currently employs about 2,900 people.
It also operates a large manufacturing facility in Northern Mexico since
They don't belong to us. They go to the location able to produce the
product most efficiently. Because of government regulatory burdens, high
taxes and unions; that isn't the U.S. anymore. If those jobs didn't go
south, I wouldn't be able to afford the products any more.
I hope more jobs go south.
If you had a union advocating for your pay to have kept up over the
years, you'd have retained your ability to afford quality
American-built products. Instead, you're participating in the race to
You first. Whatever you do for a living, somebody somewhere else can
do it for less. By your own standards, you're not entitled to a living
wage, so walk the walk, buddy.
On Thursday, June 19, 2014 4:52:07 PM UTC-4, Moe DeLoughan wrote:
You mean like how the unions in Detroit advocated and bankrupted GM? While
non union plants from MB, Honda, BMW and other foreign car companies
build cars here in the USA profitably, employing more than GM?
Non sequitur noted. In the case of Detroit, the unions burdened them
with a labor cost 2X what MB, BMW, Honda, etc are paying right here in
the USA. The results were predictable. Not that it's all the unions
fault, but when you have a labor cost 2X the competition, it is like
trying to swim with lead boots on.
On Thursday, June 19, 2014 2:34:40 PM UTC-4, Guv Bob wrote:
In the quote above it clearly says that the company is building a
new factory here in the USA, near Memphis to build ovens, ranges, etc.
It's not like they have abandoned the USA.
But I guess you'd rather have a govt that has proven itself incompetent
in virtually everything it undertakes, figure out where the right place
to build kitchen appliances is. They lost $500mil down the Solyndra
rat hole, when they figured out where to build solar panels. Or Ener1,
that they sunk $120mil into to build car batteries, it's bankrupt, closed
and the money is gone too. There's a long, long list of similar failures,
if you care to look. And best of all, they were all structured with
typical big govt brilliance. If the company is a success, the owners
reap all the rewards, the govt gets nothing. If the company fails, the govt loses everything. What great business minds! They shouldn't be building
ovens, they should be sticking their heads in ovens.
Unfortunately, the more jobs that go "south" the tax burden for those
still working will become greater and greater. At some point you
won't be able to afford those products even at their lower prices.
That's the Reader's Digest definition of socialism.
I think what you meant to say was "I hope that ass hole from Kenya
goes south to play golf and never returns." Right?
You do realize that every UAW plant (for instance) has a two tier
wage structure with new hires getting substantially less than the older
dudes or that they would have 5 years. Unions by no means assure you
have a job if the market forces aren't correct.
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but what they conceal is vital.?
| Beware of any appliances or parts these days. Most if not all are made
I had to get a replacement "sparker" for a gas stove
recently. It works fine. I also got a similar thing for our
furnace. But I bought both from dealers that specialize
in such things and have phone numbers. I would never
buy anything from Amazon or EBay.
I've bought a lot of name brand from Amazon for years now and never had
a problem. I have a package coming today.
eBay can be a little scarier, but I did buy a couple of ASCO air valves
last month. They are $335 from a local dealer, but I got one from an
eBay dealer for $200. I went back and bought another as a spare. They
go bad on a 150 HP compressor every year or two.
I have a nice, pink Hello Kitty notebook that I take to meetings on the off
chance somebody might say something useful. Being a large, bearded, pony-
tailed biker nobody ever commented on my choice.
I did get a kick out of a news story a couple of years ago. If a cop in
Thailand screwed up he got to go and direct traffic wearing a Hello Kitty
armband. That plan backfired when the cops sort of liked their armbands.
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