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Meade facilities tour

Started by dguglielmo, 03/02/2008 02:33PM
Posted 03/02/2008 02:33PM Opening Post
I'm going to be in San Diego for a week.

Does Meade offer facilities tours?

Do they have a factory store?

Can I buy parts while there?

Any info would be appreciated!

Posted 03/02/2008 05:20PM #1

>>>>>Does Meade offer facilities tours?
They used to as recently as a few months ago, and may be doing it now, but I doubt it. They have had some radical changes recently.

>>>>>>Do they have a factory store?

No, they have a little display place next to the receptionist, but that is all, and it is not for sales.

>>>>>>>Can I buy parts while there?
Not that I know of.

>>>>>>Any info would be appreciated!

Well, I guess the most important piece of information is that they have shifted their operations to Mexico. Thus, the Irvine Facility is just for management, corporate sales, and all that now. I have not been to either facility since the changes....


Posted 03/31/2008 06:07PM #2
Since Meade has moved all manufacturing away from the Irvine facilities, all that is left is corporate offices and the manufacturing shop floor is most likely just a wharehouse now for incoming product.

I had the good fortune to get a personal tour a couple of years ago, it was impressive.

But now a view of the floor would most likely be a whole bunch of boxes.