Minnesota company plans to make TVs in Michigan 17 Jan 12

CANTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) – A Minnesota electronics company plans to manufacture flat-screen televisions at a plant in suburban Detroit under a partnership with a Michigan-based business.

The Detroit Free Press reports Tuesday that Element Electronics plans to hire about 100 workers at the plant in Wayne County’s Canton Township under the agreement with Lotus International Co.

Under current plans, the low-priced TVs could be made at the plant starting in March. A call center also is planned.

Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Element Electronics’ president and owner Michael O’Shaughnessy says that the Michigan-made TVs won’t cost shoppers any more than if the sets were produced in China.

For decades, TV production has been migrating outside of the U.S., first to Mexico and then to Asia.

Information from: Detroit Free Press

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