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    Jack Truong, president and CEO of Electrolux Major Appliances North America talks to the crowd during a press conference at the company's new fabric care research and development facility in Charlotte on March 26, 2014. The R&D center employs 60 people, growing the company's local employment to more than 925, including new positions in engineering, product design and testing.
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    Melissa Dunlap (center), principal of Vance High School. addresses the crowd as some of her students and Jack Truong (left), president and CEO of Electrolux Major Appliances North America applaud during a press conference at the company's new fabric care research and development facility in Charlotte on March 26, 2014. As part of the press conference, Electrolux also donated $20,000 to Vance High SchoolÕs Engineering Academy. The school will use the gift to purchase robotic parts and equipment, Computer-Aided Design (CAD) technology, and tablets and computers.
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    Jack Truong (center), president and CEO of Electrolux Major Appliances North America talks to the crowd during a tour of the company's new fabric care research and development facility in Charlotte on March 26, 2014. The R&D center employs 60 people, growing the companyÕs local employment to more than 925, including new positions in engineering, product design and testing.
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    Nina Harrison leads a laundry cleaning demonstration during a tour of appliance-maker Electrolux's new fabric care research and development facility in Charlotte on March 26, 2014. The R&D center employs 60 people, growing the companyÕs local employment to more than 925, including new positions in engineering, product design and testing.
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    Elizabeth Stewart (center) helps conduct a demonstration during a tour of appliance-maker Electrolux's new fabric care research and development facility in Charlotte on March 26, 2014. The R&D center employs 60 people, growing the companyÕs local employment to more than 925, including new positions in engineering, product design and testing.
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    Nina Harrison shows off the wash cycle of a new washing machine during a tour of appliance-maker Electrolux's new fabric care research and development facility in Charlotte on March 26, 2014. The R&D center employs 60 people, growing the companyÕs local employment to more than 925, including new positions in engineering, product design and testing.
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    Flavio Bernardino discusses some of the technology involved with new washers and dryers during a tour of appliance-maker Electrolux's new fabric care research and development facility in Charlotte on March 26, 2014. The R&D center employs 60 people, growing the company's local employment to more than 925, including new positions in engineering, product design and testing.
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