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Location DB > So Korea > Incheon > Bupyeong-gu > Cort Guitar Factory
Cort Guitar Factory
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created by Steed on 6/2/2011 4:39 PM
last modified by Steed on 10/26/2017 8:03 AM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.

 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information

Bupyeong-gu, Incheon
So Korea
Owner: Cort
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  •  Hazards
  • air quality
  •  Interesting Features

     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • part-time guard
  • locked gates
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 0
    Closed: 2007
     Required Equipment
  • breathing mask
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    Cort is one of the world's biggest guitar manufacturers, but for years they've been ripping off their employees. They began reporting that profits were down and they might go under, so employees started working harder, longer hours, cutting corners. Then they found out the company was making record profits.

    The company is also big into union-busting, and opens a second, union-free factory in Daejeon in 1991. In 1997 they opened a cheaper factory in China, and over the next few years they would replace their employees with immigrant labourers.

    A union formed in Daejeon in 2006, and then in 2007 both plants closed. Presumably there are other plants out there still employing migrant workers in terrible conditions.
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    First Visit
    Sat, May 28th, 2011
    posted by Steed
    10 pictures
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    Second Time
    Thu, Aug 4th, 2011
    posted by Steed
    18 pictures

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    Coolness 8 / 10
    Content Quality 8 / 10
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 10/26/2017 3:51 PM.

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  • on Oct 26 17 at 15:51, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Oct 26 17 at 8:03, Steed changed the following: City, Province / State (please use full name)
  • on Apr 13 15 at 0:40, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on Apr 10 15 at 14:52, Steed changed the following: Status
  • on Aug 4 11 at 15:12, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Aug 4 11 at 14:47, Steed updated gallery picture Giger Guitar
  • on Aug 4 11 at 14:47, Steed updated gallery picture Logo
  • on Aug 4 11 at 14:47, Steed updated gallery picture Rocking Out
  • on Aug 4 11 at 14:47, Steed updated gallery picture Show Poster
  • on Aug 4 11 at 14:47, Steed updated gallery picture Hose
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