The Flint Appliance Center at 924 S. Houston Lake Road in Warner Robins will be closing, before Apr. 30 or when the existing inventory is gone.
“Flint has been providing appliance sales as a member service since 1998,” said Sr. Vice President Jimmy Autry. “But we’ve made the decision to exit the appliance business this spring.” Autry said that Flint’s Appliance Center had weathered the economic downturn for more than four years, but that closing the store was the best decision for members in the future.
“We had some very good years serving our members in the decade of the 2000’s, peaking in 2006,” said Autry. “But the market has not rebounded enough for us to continue.”
Autry noted that the Flint Appliance Center market was constrained somewhat by a legal ruling that dictated the store only sell to members of Flint Energies. For this reason, the Reynolds location of the Flint Appliance Center had closed soon after it opened in 1998.