Element to make even more American-made TVs

Posted by TGarland on 09/24/2013

Element Electronics began making TVs in the U.S. in early 2012, and remains the only company to do so to date. 

Now the company is set to begin production at a new facility in South Carolina in December. The electronics company will move into the existing Perry Ellis plant in Winnsboro in December, and will bring about 500 jobs and a $7.5 million investment with it.

That's an addition to Element's American workforce. It has another facility in Detroit, Michigan that employs about 100 workers. Founder Mike O’Shaughnessy says bringing manufacturing back to the U.S. has always been a priority for his company:

Our goal has always been to produce great quality televisions at great prices. Producing them here, at home, has been our dream. As an American company, we felt a responsibility to provide employment opportunities for American workers. None of which would matter if we couldn't compete on price and quality...  But we do on both counts.

Resonably priced, high quality ... Maybe it’s time for Alliance for American Manufacturing to buy another Element TV for our American-made headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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