‘Very excited’: Appliance ‘won’t be able to work’ in US after crash
It was a rare sight to see a single appliance in a state of disrepair at a small Ohio factory.
But for a worker who had just left the plant on Monday, it was a miracle.
It was a day of celebration for Jason Harker, who was making repairs to an appliance on the way to the US.
Harker had just returned from a three-week trip to Europe when he got the call.
He thought he was going to miss a flight but instead he got a call from a factory manager.
“I got an email saying, ‘Jason, I have an issue with the electrical panel.
We are going to have to fix it,’ ” Harking told ABC News.
The factory manager told Harkers that he had received a complaint from an employee that he was having trouble opening an electrical panel, and that if he didn’t fix it, he would lose his job.
Halkers, who has been working at the factory for the past three years, was not surprised.
“It’s kind of weird,” he said.
“I think I’ve been through a lot of it, but I didn’t really expect it.”
The appliance is an Ace appliance, a portable computer that can be used for virtually any job.
The company says that the electrical problem is not unique to its Ace appliance line.
It says that more than 30 percent of its products are being repaired at small, local businesses in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
“The Ace appliance company has experienced a series of manufacturing and supply chain incidents over the past several years, including the impact of a major electrical defect in a factory that we manufacture our products in, and we are working with our customers to identify the cause of the problem,” the company said in a statement.
“In the meantime, Ace has been making repairs at our factories across Ohio, and has a team of technicians working 24/7 at our production lines to ensure we are providing our customers with the products they need to perform their work.”
As of today, we are not aware of any Ace appliance or equipment issues impacting our production, manufacturing, or distribution operations.
We thank our customers for their patience and understanding as we work through this issue.
We are very excited to be able, again, to deliver products that are made with the highest quality, durability and reliability to our customers,” the statement said.