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Old 05-28-2020, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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General Electric has sold its lighting business, which originated with Thomas Edison more than 140 years ago. For some, it's "as if Kellogg had jettisoned its cornflakes business or Ford had stopped making cars," reports the New York Times, noting GE floodlights allowed for the first MLB night game in 1935, some three decades before the first LED was developed in a GE lab.

https://www.newser.com/story/291506/...s-goodbye.html
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Old 05-29-2020, 07:41 AM
 
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An historic company winds down, or is it evolving? My college buddy’s father worked for “Generous Electric” (as he called it) and we saw the man as the ultimate corporate tool, traveling 20 days a month, smoking, drinking, headed for an early grave.
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Old 06-01-2020, 06:09 PM
 
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Welch is the worse thing to ever happen to that company.
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Old 06-01-2020, 06:14 PM
 
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General Electric has sold its lighting business, which originated with Thomas Edison more than 140 years ago. For some, it's "as if Kellogg had jettisoned its cornflakes business or Ford had stopped making cars," reports the New York Times, noting GE floodlights allowed for the first MLB night game in 1935, some three decades before the first LED was developed in a GE lab.

https://www.newser.com/story/291506/...s-goodbye.html
It is no surprise ....I was a ge lamp and lighting distributor off and on for 25 years ... each time we tried we ended up dropping them after they failed to live up to their promises ...dealing with them was just awful ....
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