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Me and Ol’ Lonely

During the decade of the ’90’s I was sales manager for a large builder distributor of major appliances. Each year I attended the IBS (International Builders Show). Not only were our top customers there, but all the major appliance manufacturers … Continue reading

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Two Stories

Fulton’s Folly I had a long career in the appliance industry. For 10 years I was sales manager for one of Arizona’s largest builder distributors. At one point, we had made arrangements to sell a professional range that was in … Continue reading

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Remembering Newton, Iowa

I spent a number of years working for a local Phoenix appliance distributor, selling major appliances to home builders. Later in my career, I went to work for the Maytag Company to help them get new business for their Maytag, … Continue reading

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GE Sells Appliance Unit to Chinese Firm, Haier

$5.4 Billion Sale Follows Failed Deal With Electrolux General Electric has announced the sale of its appliance division to the Chinese firm, Haier for 5.4 billion dollars. The sale includes GE's 48% share of Mabe, a Mexican based appliance firm. … Continue reading

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U.S. Sues to Stop Electrolux – GE Appliance Merger

FEDS Sue to Stop Electrolux Deal with GE Appliances In a shocking move, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit yesterday seeking to prevent the 3.3 billion dollar sale of the GE Appliance business to Electrolux. According to Chris … Continue reading

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Beverage Dispensers for the Home

We've Come a Long Way Baby From Maytag's Skybox to the Dacor Wine Station Launched somewhere around 2003-2004, the Maytag Skybox home beverage dispenser could dispense either bottles or cans. With a distinct sports theme (you could order panels for … Continue reading

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Snow in the Desert

The Traditions Golf Tournament Snowed-Out in Valley of the Sun A Memorable Golf Tournament That Golf Wants to Forget The Tradition (officially the Regions Traditon) Golf Tournament is one of 5 major tournaments in the Senior PGA Tour. The Tradition … Continue reading

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Who will buy GE’s appliance division?

GE Appliance Division For Sale General Electric has confirmed that they are in talks with Electrolux and others for the sale of GE’s Appliance division. At 8.3 billion dollars in annual sales (includes appliances and lighting), the numbers are not … Continue reading

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LG Dominates KBIS2014

Builder Bytes Exclusive – LG Dominates 2014 KBIS/IBS Here's their headline: LG Electronics' Home Solutions Dominate 2014 Kitchen And Bath/International Builders' Show I spent 2 days walking the floors at KBIS and IBS at the Las Vegas Convention Center and … Continue reading

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Review of KBIS – IBS 2014 Major Appliance Exhibits

Design and Construction Week 2014 International Builder Show and Kitchen and Bath Show In 2014 for the first time IBIS, the International Builder Show, “co-hosted” and shared their exhibit space with KBIS, the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. On Feb. … Continue reading

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