TV manufacturing returns to U.S.

Jan 18, 2012 Full story: The Southtown Star 13

A small Minnesota electronics company aims to bring TV manufacturing back to the U.S., hiring 100 workers at a plant in Canton, Mich.

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Tony

Livonia, MI

#1 Jan 19, 2012
This is not the great job creator that a casual observer might think. This shop is not what we think of as a TV manufacturer. What it amounts to is an assembly line where all the components come from China and a modicum of cheap local labor boxes the things up so they can be labeled "Made in USA." The whole object of this is to avoid contemplated 50% import tariffs on Chinese TVs. It might not even happen if those tariffs don't materialize. So it's not a big game changer. It's a trick play.
Nono

Sydney, Australia

#2 Jan 19, 2012
Haha, reversal role! Soon the US will be the world factory!
FEED ME

New York, NY

#4 Jan 19, 2012
The US has become China's main chopstick supplier. Gotta admit, you guys are good!

A-HHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHA HAHHAAA!
RayH

Shenzhen, China

#5 Jan 20, 2012
Nono wrote:
Haha, reversal role! Soon the US will be the world factory!
Sure, if U.S. lowers its factory worker salaries by 80 percent.
More empty buildings

Highland, MD

#6 Jan 20, 2012
More empty buildings for China in years to come....Every Asian country now wants to stay away from China....2012 will be a worse year for China.
RayH

Guangzhou, China

#7 Jan 20, 2012
More empty buildings wrote:
More empty buildings for China in years to come....Every Asian country now wants to stay away from China....2012 will be a worse year for China.
Don't think so. China will probably muddle through 2012 with 8.5 % economic growth, while the rest of the world tanks.
FORMALLY ABDUCTED

Loxahatchee, FL

#9 Jan 25, 2012
Tony wrote:
This is not the great job creator that a casual observer might think. This shop is not what we think of as a TV manufacturer. What it amounts to is an assembly line where all the components come from China and a modicum of cheap local labor boxes the things up so they can be labeled "Made in USA." The whole object of this is to avoid contemplated 50% import tariffs on Chinese TVs. It might not even happen if those tariffs don't materialize. So it's not a big game changer. It's a trick play.
Your right this old standby has been practiced for years,all it takes is minimum wage workers to "re-pack" and its made in usa,wait until you see the new games the exporters play under some of the new rules,some of my associates tell me they are replicatingy expensive tech made in china right next door in mexico,I guess what goes around.......
RayH

Guangzhou, China

#10 Jan 25, 2012
FORMALLY ABDUCTED wrote:
<quoted text>Your right this old standby has been practiced for years,all it takes is minimum wage workers to "re-pack" and its made in usa,wait until you see the new games the exporters play under some of the new rules,some of my associates tell me they are replicatingy expensive tech made in china right next door in mexico,I guess what goes around.......
China will become the world's largest importer in 2014. Mexico is just too far.
Dee Begley

Brooksville, FL

#11 Apr 26, 2012
Let's not be so pessamestic (SP).
Good heavens, we need to do something!
GM is expandng in Lansing when we thought all was lost. There are four supporting plants within a couple of miles of the assembly plant in Delta Township. They are all going gangbusters.
No, the wages aren't what they used to be, but they are "jobs" an believe it or not those people are happy to have them!
Give the people in Canton a chance. Hopefully they will soon be making the components here in the
Let us all pray for this opportunity for the community.
crazy hillbilly

Cookeville, TN

#12 Aug 4, 2012
making a box in the USA doesn't quiet cut it. It's still a piece of crap. some manufacturers are clearly out of their element in manufacturing
Send the TVs and them

Cookeville, TN

#13 Aug 7, 2012
Run down to wally world and get you a couple there cause one wont be enough.
The poor service and lack of concern for the crap they are selling is the problem
Your local mom and pop shop wont be selling this crap, if there were any mom and pops left.
Dee Begley wrote:
Let's not be so pessamestic (SP).
Good heavens, we need to do something!
GM is expandng in Lansing when we thought all was lost. There are four supporting plants within a couple of miles of the assembly plant in Delta Township. They are all going gangbusters.
No, the wages aren't what they used to be, but they are "jobs" an believe it or not those people are happy to have them!
Give the people in Canton a chance. Hopefully they will soon be making the components here in the
Let us all pray for this opportunity for the community.
Filmalay

Wels, Austria

#14 Aug 7, 2012
Tony wrote:
This is not the great job creator that a casual observer might think. This shop is not what we think of as a TV manufacturer. What it amounts to is an assembly line where all the components come from China and a modicum of cheap local labor boxes the things up so they can be labeled "Made in USA." The whole object of this is to avoid contemplated 50% import tariffs on Chinese TVs. It might not even happen if those tariffs don't materialize. So it's not a big game changer. It's a trick play.
So if that relocation happens, the company should not put the label Made in USA.

The U.S. also put a tax levy on imported substandard solar panels made in China I think early this year. Their response is to put a solar panel manufacturing facility here in the U.S. at the expense of American workers who works in already established companies.
Filmalay

Wels, Austria

#15 Aug 7, 2012
Send the TVs and them wrote:
Run down to wally world and get you a couple there cause one wont be enough.
The poor service and lack of concern for the crap they are selling is the problem
Your local mom and pop shop wont be selling this crap, if there were any mom and pops left.
<quoted text>
How 'bout letting the Chinks assembly plant assemble these TV's but the TV's are for export to China consumers only. I mean only to China. Let Chinese consumers get these substandard products.
they made 99 percent of the contents anyways.
These TV's should not be exported to other countries except China, for other countries are looking at U.S. made products as superior quality that's why any exported U.S. products are in demand.
It should be labeled, Made with 99 percent Chinese parts.

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