It seems like one’s of the oldest metal detectors brands is shooting down due to the intense competition and Covid 19!
Here is the official letter from White’s to their dealers:
Important Information from White’s Electronics
To our valued White’s Dealers
This is a very difficult message to write, but the time has come for retirement from White’s Electronics.
We are suspending manufacturing operations at our Sweet Home facility while we re-evaluate the future of the company. It is never easy to make these decisions, however, we are faced with the reality of intense competition in the industry and ongoing counterfeit instruments coming from China. Lastly, there have been critical material shortages since the Covid 19 shutdown that we now find insurmountable.
All of us here in Sweet Home are grateful for your service. We consider each you part of the White’s extended family.
American Made Metal Detectors since 1950
It’s really very sad news from White’s. This brand was given a lot of positive emotions and nice finds for their customers for a very very long time.
One of the most important questions is: what would be with the warranty on the metal detectors which were sold for the last two years?
It seems like it could be a sad year at all. I hope I’m wrong…
1999 White’s Electronics Commercial Video
Let’s remember those good old days…