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Old 01-23-2020, 07:06 PM   #1
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Angry Dometic Moving Awning work to Mexico

Dometic has announced the intention to close its LaGrange, Ind., manufacturing site.

“This is a tough day for our employees in LaGrange,” said Scott Nelson, president of Dometic North America.

Dometic will work closely with state and local government officials to coordinate services that will help the affected workers with job search assistance, education and training opportunities, and to minimize the difficult impacts of the layoff.

“We fully understand the consequences for affected employees and their families, and this is a difficult message to deliver, but this activity is necessary at this time,” said Nelson. “As part of our continuous strive to become more efficient, transferring our awnings production to our existing facility in Mexico will ensure that our manufacturing meets our customer’s requirements for lead time, quality and cost.”

The company had a meeting with the union representatives and employees this afternoon to discuss the plans.
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Old 01-23-2020, 08:46 PM   #2
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Old 01-25-2020, 09:27 PM   #3
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The RV industry has been hit hard by tariffs and is in the midst of a downturn. No doubt it's cheaper to make them south of the border.

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Old 01-26-2020, 11:19 PM   #4
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Shame on them....not much we can do as consumers..
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Old 01-27-2020, 07:38 AM   #5
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We all read a lot of complaints about quality on this forum. Maybe this is part of a solution. Mexico products seem to be pretty good nowadays.
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Old 01-27-2020, 11:38 AM   #6
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It may be an improvement as to quality. On our 3rd dometic power awning since Dec 2018.
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Old 01-27-2020, 01:43 PM   #7
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No problem for me. Dometic awnings on my last 2 trailers were terrible and had to be replaced in less than 3 years. I will only by CAREFREE equipment from now on. That's a Colorado business.
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At what point will it make sense to the manufacturers? Save a few $$, put a lot of people out of work. Those same people will no longer be able to afford to buy the products! Since the manufacturer cannot sell the products to those they unemployed....the cycle repeats! Wake up, corporate America!! Yes it may cost more to keep those here employed, but those paychecks are what keep you, and everybody else in business!
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Old 01-27-2020, 03:23 PM   #9
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There r more jobs available than people! U must put out a quality product! The Mexican people don’t have a job unless they work hard, sometimes American workers just want to get paid and obviously in this case the company had enough! I am pro USA as long as it’s quality is equal or better!
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We all read a lot of complaints about quality on this forum. Maybe this is part of a solution. Mexico products seem to be pretty good nowadays.
Any thing but china.
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Shame on them....not much we can do as consumers..
Is it a union shop? Just asking.
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Money has to go around, we will not have any if jobs keep leaving the USA. Our standard of living will have to go down if we don't have enough to circulate at a certain level!
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We all read a lot of complaints about quality on this forum. Maybe this is part of a solution. Mexico products seem to be pretty good nowadays.

Moving to the AC plant in Mexico and never, ever hear of a Dometic AC unit having problems or anyone having 2 or 3 replaced under warranty ~~~~ RIGHT? Just greed is all I see!

I wonder how many AC units and awnings they sell in Mexico
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At what point will it make sense to the manufacturers? Save a few $$, put a lot of people out of work. Those same people will no longer be able to afford to buy the products! Since the manufacturer cannot sell the products to those they unemployed....the cycle repeats! Wake up, corporate America!! Yes it may cost more to keep those here employed, but those paychecks are what keep you, and everybody else in business!
Well said! I totally agree.
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Any thing but china.
Have a close friend who had a manufacturing facility in Seattle. Small operation but reasonably profitable. When he started having quality control issues he moved the line to China. Funny thing was he was getting a much better built product but at a higher cost. Sorta opposite to normal thinking, huh?

Next funny thing...because of the better quality he was able to increase sales to the point that the bottom line profits were higher than when he was operating in Seattle even thought the per unit cost was higher.
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Bye Bye,Dometic! Simply Put,I Have A Choice,It's My Money,And I Speak With It! There Will Be No New Nor Replacement Dometic Products Purchased By Me!
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