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Beating the Timer

Recognizing change, Midwest Timer works with Lectro to get a jump Midwest Timer‘s acquisition of Lectro demonstrates how a company that knows its product is going obsolete can save its business. Midwest manufactures electromechanical timers in western Michigan. These instruments are used in home appliances. The company didn’t want to admit its once-essential product was […]

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Spin Cycle

Whirlpool confirms layoffs; specifics remain murky Whirlpool’s namesake might represent the what’s happening to years of job security for employees at multiple locations: Down the drain. The washing machine manufacturer’s Benton Harbor and St. Joseph, Mich., locations were confirmed to be in the process of layoffs as of February 2. The South Bend Tribune was […]

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Tariff-ied

Solar panels, washing machine imports levied in joint decision A decision was announced Monday on imported solar panels: the U.S. government elected to place tariffs on the renewable energy product in an effort to combat hyper-cheap production costs coming from major manufacturing points like China, South Korea, and India. Tariff-rate quotas on imported crystalline silicon […]

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