Archive for July, 2013

Who’s the designer?

Posted on: July 24th, 2013 by GoShelves

In a blog post from 2009 I found Janus Homes with a copy of an original goshelf from c. 1986.  Janus commented that ” I have no idea what it is. It reminds me of Paul McCobb’s rod iron and maple Planner Group pieces, but the construction of the metal stands is all wrong for that.

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Manufacturing In The US Is Making A Historic Comeback

Posted on: July 1st, 2013 by GoShelves

I came across this great article in Business Insider about GE bringing back the manufacturing of their most popular products called The GeoSpring water heater.  The US factory is in Louisville, Kentucky and in its hay day was the largest appliance manufacturing plant in the country employing 23,000 workers, turning out 60,000 appliances a week from 1951-1999.  General Electric has brought back the production of this appliance from China to Appliance Park in Kentucky for all the right reasons!  Please read, page #2 is where the story really starts, it’s a compelling story.

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