CHARLOTTE, N.C.

Editor in chief of Dealerscope

Appliance maker Electrolux is moving 80 jobs in its division developing better clothes washers and dryers from Iowa to its North American headquarters in North Carolina.

Electrolux said Tuesday that product design and testing will be discontinued at the company's Webster City, Iowa, site in the third quarter of next year. The move will increase its employment in Charlotte to more than 800.

The Sweden-based appliance maker moved its North American headquarters from Georgia to Charlotte in July 2010

SnapAV announced Tuesday that it has doubled the size of one facility and opened another.

Dealers across the country have been adjusting their business models, product sets and service offerings to offset whatever business they lost in the recession.

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