The good news: The Chinese-owned F&P Appliances has hired more than it's fired during its NZ refocus on R&D. The bad news: you're picking up the tab. With special feature audio.
The East Tamaki plant survived much longer than initially thought. With special feature audio.
Company says local executive, not Chinese owner, made decision to offshore production.
The Chinese company is now the second largest whitegoods company in America after Whirlpool.