Thought about posting this in the Home Theater section of the forum. But I think this is more about manufacturing jobs returning to the US.
And in Michigan no less: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/...81431#47181431
Glad to hear that the US assembled sets are sold out. And I hope sales takes off so US based suppliers takes notice and set up shop.
Never heard of Element Electronics. I checked their site and the specs for their US assembled sets are coming soon. I checked the specs for the rest of their line up. While it's nothing ground breaking e.g. no 3D or internet capable, I would consider their US assembled set as a 2nd or 3rd set.
I hope more companies takes notice.
Glad to see this is happening. Also just watched another thing on tv that jobs that were moved overseas are coming back to the US. Looks like companies are finally realizing the costly mistakes they made. Hope this is not temporary. We really need to boost in the economy here in the states and this is one of the first steps.
Only a matter of time until labor unions get involved and muck it up for everyone...like usual...
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The $5.00/hour manufacturing lines are in Asia. Samsung couldn't possibly manufacture cell phones in the US and be competitive. They do employ a ton of people in the US in high skill engineering jobs.
There are an awful lot of GE and Pratt & Whitney engines in Airbus jets. An awful lot of avionics in an Airbus comes from the US.
The US is still the largest manufacturer in the world. The US can't compete for $5.00/hour high volume, low skill manufacturing lines but nobody in the US would take a job that pays so poorly.
They've been all over the news here this week since they got up and running... their facility is about 15 minutes away from me so I'm happy to see a local business getting this kind of publicity.
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Mine was made in Mexico and I haven't had a single issue with it. Picture quality (1080i) is still outstanding. That said, when I move in the next year or so I will probably just put an ad on Craigslist that says "free if you can move it."
Also, I know Vizio made (assembled) TVs in the US previously -- not sure if they still do.
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