200 workers frozen out as last Australian fridge maker Electrolux closes today

April 10, 2016

The last of 12 million refrigerators built at Orange's 74-year-old Electrolux factory rolled off the assembly line on Monday.

Hundreds of employees have been forced to walk away from a place that had - over generations in some cases - become a cornerstone for countless families in the community.

The Swedish-owned company announced in 2013 that production at the factory would be moved offshore to Asia and Europe to cut costs in a hit to both the town and Australian manufacturing.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/200-workers-frozen-out-as-last-australian-fridge-maker-electrolux-closes-today-20160411-go3l3s.html#ixzz45YevYFch 
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