VIZIO Opens Facility In South Dakota

Irvine-based VIZIO, a manufacturer of HDTV and other consumer electronics, said this week that it has opened up a new Sales and Marketing center in North Sioux City, South Dakota. The firm said the new call center facility will provide customer support and direct sales. VIZIO said that the facility will initially employ 25, and is expected to grow to 45 by the end of 2009. VIZIO said many of the staff are formerly Gateway employees; one of the firm's major investors is Gateway founder Ted Waitt.