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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Then and now

Posted By on Tue, Jul 24, 2007 at 2:23 PM

June 27, 2006

Governor Huckabee, who is continuing his economic mission to Asia, has met with Sanyo executives in Osaka, Japan. Sanyo operates a television manufacturing plant at Forrest City.

Huckabee says he met last night with Sanyo's "top tier of management" and says the executives had praise for workers at their Arkansas plant. The Sanyo factory in Forrest City has about 650 workers and is the city's largest private employer.

Huckabee says he was assured that Sanyo would do all it can to ensure the Forrest City plant remains a source of profit for the company.

July 24, 2007

Sanyo announces it is closing its last assembly line at Forrest City by October. After that, the company may employ about 75 in a warehouse and office operation for distribution of TVs made in Mexico.


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