Tag Archives: GE

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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Snow at Major Golf Tournament in Scottsdale

In early April of 1999, The Tradition Golf Tournament, one of the majors in the Seniors Tour, was held at the Cochise Golf Course at Desert Mountain in Scottsdale.  At the time, I was Sales Manager for a major appliance … 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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Operating Appliances by Remote Control

A practical idea or ahead of its time? Are connected appliances for you? I’ll admit it. I’m an early adopter when in comes to technology. Also, having 30 plus years experience in the appliance business, I still follow and write … Continue reading

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Connected Appliances

What's new in Appliance Home Automation For years, I've been following various new appliances that are promoted as being equipped with revolutionary and automatic features that enable us to operate our appliances from a distance. Here's how one company has … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Today’s Appliances

A Brief History of Appliances (part 1) Early Double Oven This oven was reportedly still being used in Taos, New Mexico just a few years ago. Chicago World’s Fair 1893 While it’s impossible to give an exact date for the … Continue reading

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U.S. Appliance Manufacturer Selling Out

Giant appliance company gets bigger General Electric, the company that invented the electric toaster back in 1909, is now the second largest manufacturer of major appliances in the U.S. GE recently announced the sale of its appliance division to another … 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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