Has anyone thought of letting DCRANE in on this tidbit of info? I shudder to think what his response might be
Doug hasn't been seen around this parts for well over a month.
CONGRATS AHS on the purchase!
DCrane is always lurking... LOL
I say anyone other than Hearth & Home Technologies having control of Harman is a wonderful thing to ensure the survivability of a great American company. It's been painfully clear for a long time to those of us who could see the forest through the tree's that Hearth & Home was first cheapening the product via parts (china), labor (mexico), assembly (QQ) & finally customer support & dealer support (most of you already know the hardships they imposed on dealers so no need to elaborate on that).
akin to the AMF days of Harley Davidson (we all know how successful that was)LOL.
Lets all hope H & H does not know something we don't regarding coal (they are a mega billion $ conglomerate, so I wont assume any of us could fathom the politics and insight they may hold and be aware of), In my opinion common sense and previous actions tell us H & H cares about one simple thing (money & profits) and my hope is that because coal is a very small and regional side of the business (centered in Pennsylvania), this is just not what H & H is into... they are into Billions and worldwide markets (reduce cost, increase profits and development/improvement in massive shipping/marketing)... coal stove lines of any kind just don't cut the mustard for that type of plan.
This AHS undertaking is only GOOD for Harman, AHS and Coal in general! we wish them all the best and we should support their efforts here at nepacrossroads the best we can!