We’ve heard no end of moaning and wailing about the restructure of Delta and their subsequent move to Anderson, South Carolina — everything from, “They’re headed to China next!” to “One step closer to oblivion!” From everything I’ve seen, I’m just not feeling it.
The move isn’t even fully completed yet, and already the new Anderson facility is up and running building BIESEMEYER accessories and getting hardworking folks to build quality gear.
If we’re not mistaken this gentleman is welding up Unisaw cabinets.
Our point here is this: With the economy in the fragile shape it’s in, here we have a manufacturer that was purchased by a larger foreign company and could have quite easily been packed off overseas. Instead, we have a facility opening up in an area where employment is tough to find and people need work. Whatever else might be happening with Delta, I find it difficult to be cynical when I see a plant that’s not fully set up yet with hard work already going down.
(I got a kick out of the Big Ass Fan in the second picture too — not sure why.)
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