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Posts: 1169 | Location: Elgin,IL | Registered: February 08, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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JEGS had the last set of Edelbrock Performer cylinder heads in the country, the day we bought these day after Christmas. They had no date for the next batch to be produced. We got lucky to get the last Crane Cams gold BBC rockers & the last set of Edelbrock Performer cylinder heads.

Look to china as the reason for these performance icons diminishing.

Keep buying that china garbage, we'll all be in chains of communism eventually.

 
Posts: 9398 | Location: Madeira Beach Fl. | Registered: June 12, 2018Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Edelbrock MADE IN USA tire fryer power.

 
Posts: 9398 | Location: Madeira Beach Fl. | Registered: June 12, 2018Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Mike would love to see that car in action in the daylight. Looks Great Smile
 
Posts: 1921 | Location: in a van down buy the river | Registered: September 07, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Edelbrock is just moving to Mississippi.....it's not as if it is going out of business


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Posts: 4453 | Location: Earth | Registered: February 08, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I believe that they will do just fine. Good products.
 
Posts: 1921 | Location: in a van down buy the river | Registered: September 07, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Here is some more news on the closure. Some may already have read it but some may not have.

https://www.hagerty.com/media/...y-hq-after-83-years/



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There are much better business opportunities in Mississippi than in California. The State and local governments actually want them to prosper, Edelbrock moving there was a very smart decision.

If you've never been to Mississippi you will be really surprised, it's a great place to work and live. A thriving economy, lots of jobs, low taxes, low cost of living, gorgeous countryside and affordable housing. All the things that Ultra Militant Liberal California has managed to lose.

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Posts: 3080 | Location: Lakeside, Ca | Registered: February 15, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Comp Cams bought Crane Cams as well. So it's a consolidation.

Figure as example Florida. In the 1990's & 2000's Florida had Sunshine, Jacksonville, Gainesville, West Palm, Lakeland, Orlando, Bradenton.

They all raced every weekend. Sunshine & Bradenton had a 41 week Super Pro points season.

I think Bradenton is at a 10 or 12 race season now.

It's a downsizing - consolidation. Started in 2009 and before that economic collapse.

You can thank American jobs being offshored to china.

I've said it a thousand times, keep buying china garbage.

Gradualism

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Mike would love to see that car in action in the daylight. Looks Great Smile


Thank you sir. Gear Vender Turbo 400 overdrive transformation underway... MADE IN USA

2.91 highway - overdrive. The car will probably do a buck sixty.
 
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Aftermarket parts supplier Edelbrock is closing its Torrance, California, headquarters and manufacturing plant and shifting its operations to separate facilities in-state and across the country.

Edelbrock’s administrative offices will be moved to a 300,000-square-foot facility in Olive Branch, Mississippi, while most manufacturing processes will be transferred to its San Jacinto, California, plant, located about 95 miles east of Torrance.

When asked about the move, Edelbrock Group Chief Commercial Officer Chris Douglas cited the company’s merger with COMP Performance Group in early 2020 as a primary factor. “We had seven campuses between us across the country,” he explained, “so it made a lot of business sense to sit down and ask, ‘What skill sets do we have at these various locations, and where can we make our organization stronger and combine efficiency?’

“Unfortunately, the decision-making process did impact Torrance, but it’s part of building a foundation and future expansion for our company,” he continued. “It’s bittersweet. Torrance has been the home for Edelbrock for many, many years, and we fully acknowledge that it may be difficult for the market to understand. But it is critical to fuel future growth.”

With the news, the company announced the expansion of its San Jacinto facility, which currently houses foundry and casting processes for its aluminum products. Douglas also revealed plans to open a new technical center in Cerritos, California, which is set to be fully operational by the time the Torrance facility officially shuts down on March 31. The Edelbrock Southern California Tech Center will house approximately 15 engineering and compliance employees to oversee some development and testing efforts, he said.

“We feel [Cerritos] is a great base of operations,” Douglas added. “When that facility opens, we will be back to seven facilities from coast to coast.”

Meantime, Edelbrock has offered to relocate many of its 270 Torrance-based employees to either Olive Branch, Cerritos, or San Jacinto.

“Those numbers are constantly evolving, as some employees are still weighing their options,” Douglas said. “For many, it’s a great opportunity to get to a different area of the country, or even a different part of California, out of LA and closer to Palm Springs.”

The shift in operations is not expected to affect production or shipping times for most of its core products, Douglas told us, although COVID-19 may still be an issue. “[Production] was a big part of the planning process, which started in fall of 2020. But the ‘unknown’ is the amount of production and raw material delays due to COVID, of course. It has been challenging in the last month in LA County alone, so there might be a shortfall as we get into the peak spring selling season. But we are working in earnest to try to mitigate that and continue delivering products to our loyal Edelbrock customers.”

The shift and expansion align with Edelbrock’s push to return to its racing roots while branching out into additional Late Model performance segments. The company’s recent renewal of its partnership with Pat Musi Racing, plus the opening of the Edelbrock Race Center in Mooresville, North Carolina, are in line with those objectives, Douglas noted.

“One of our goals is to get Edelbrock back to hardcore racing,” he confirmed. “I’ll candidly say that we lost some of our racing focus over the years and have been known as a hot rod company.

“But we’ve got some announcements coming over the next few months that’ll further align us with this goal and get us back to our racing and performance roots, while continuing to serve the passionate hot rod community,” Douglas added. “We want to make sure that Edelbrock remains one of the most respected names in performance for the next generation of enthusiasts.”

For more information, visit edelbrock.com.
 
Posts: 2100 | Location: Gallatin, TN - U.S.A. | Registered: October 12, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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My intuition tells me Edelbrock is adjusting to slow diminishing returns, due to china garbage.

Same as the head on the right (Edelbrock E Street) Edelbrock produced to compete price wise with china garbage. It's gotta be a struggle for them, to produce such a head you can't run a roller cam on, because Edelbrock can't stand behind the valve seat.

Keep buying that china garbage, Edelbrocks next and last adjustment is a relocation to china. Either that or bankruptcy.

Look how much nicer the casting on the Performer head on the left is.

 
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