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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-03-06 11:41 PM
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Electrolux workers share their thoughts on the plant's last day
Electrolux workers share their thoughts on the plant's last day


(Update: Greenville, March 3, 2006, 6:53 p.m.) Friday is the last day of production at the Electrolux factory in Greenville. This closing was announced more than two years ago.

At one time, the company was the city's largest employer, with 2,700 workers.

On behalf of Electrolux Major Appliances North America, Tony Evans, Vice President of Corporate Communications, issued the following statement regarding the Greenville factory layoffs.

"We know this process has been difficult for our employees, their families and the community. Plant closings are always a very difficult decision and always a last resort. We have worked hard to make a smooth transition, and will continue to make transition resources available. We have provided a complete package of support programs, including a fully staffed resource center for counseling and job assistance, and free career workshops at local community colleges- initiated by Electrolux with Michigan Works! This is in addition to the approximately two-year closure notification that was provided."

http://www.woodtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=4579114
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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-03-06 11:44 PM
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1. That sucks
Well, not anymore it doesn't...LOL
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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-03-06 11:54 PM
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2. You hear that sucking sound?
Me neither :)

But ya, it does suck. American workers are some of the best producers with high quality, but I guess we don't want to work at slave wages so business goes away.
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-03-06 11:59 PM
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3. That is very sad.
Electrolux always made the best vacuum cleaners around, too. There goes another American tradition.
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OxQQme Donating Member (694 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 12:09 AM
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5. Much more than vacuum cleaners
This is cute. They also make a robotic lawnmower that's based on the same technology.
http://www.onrobo.com/reviews/At_Home/Vacuum_Cleaners/o... /

http://www.themanagementor.com/electroluxdu/about_eedu....
Electrolux is the worlds largest producer of powered appliances for kitchen, cleaning and outdoor use, such as refrigerators, washing machines, cookers, vacuum cleaners, chain saws, lawn mowers and garden tractors. In 2000 the group sales were SEK 124.5 billion and the Group had 87,000 employees. Every year, customers in more than 150 countries buy more than 55 million Electrolux group products for both consumer and professional use. The Electrolux Group includes famous appliance brands such as AEG, Electrolux , Zanussi, Frigidaire ,Eureka and Husqvarna. In India,

Electrolux Kelvinator Limited (EKL) is a market leader in refrigerators with its three brands Kelvinator, Electrolux and Allwyn. A feat which could have been achieved because use Electrolux has not only been ahead in trying to develop its associates to keep them ahead of competition but also to keep them abreast with latest developments around the Globe, so as to develop them in all walks of life.

With the launch of Electrolux Dealer Universe, Electrolux plans to develop a stronger retailer community who believe in "knowledge is power".

A community of dealers who will be the forerunners of the white goods industry in the years to come because they were open to change, learn, share and grow as they kept updating themselves by using latest technology and subscribed to vibrant sources of knowledge like the Electrolux Dealer University.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 12:03 AM
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4. we get mangoes
lot`s of different mangoes! "when it rains, it rains mangoes from heaven!"
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Obamarama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 12:35 AM
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6. Greenville is here in MI. Another major employer announced pullout too.
First it was Electrolux and now it's another major employer in Greenville as well. Can't recall the name or the industry. HAvoc is being wreaked upon this once vibrant town.
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