The quality of Sunbeam products has been what has kept the company and name viable, Jarden CEO Martin Franklin said in this weeks' Sunday New York Times interview. Jarden bought the Sunbeam line and the rest of American Household earlier this year.
That was the reason Sunbeam survived the controversial leadership of Al Dunlop, which led it into bankruptcy in the late 1990s.
"In Sunbeam’s case," Franklin said, "product quality never suffered, and the customer was always cared for. The road to recovery in this case rested with a strong balance sheet and stable ownership."
Sunbeam has a plant in Neosho.