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#1 posted 11-10-2012 02:02 AM

Jim- I’ve been finding that US manufacturing has been increasing for the last couple years. I just finished building myself a sweet set of bicycles wheels. The hubs are manufactured by Chris King, a US company that has always and only been US. The spokes and nipples are Wheelsmith, a company that bought back the tooling to move production to the US and the rims are made by Velocity. Mine are from Australia however the company has just this year moved their production facilities to the US and just this month has begun production of US made rims. This on a frame that says handmade in the USA.
At the local dollar store I was pleasantly surprised to find their 10.00 garbage can was US made, took that home a couple months ago. In the last year my daughter received a cozy coupe, a play kitchen and a play tool set, all had a big american flag on the box and proudly proclaimed US manufacture. Stuff is coming back in droves and the jobs with them if you look.
For me this is tough to deal with since I have always shopped sears’ tool isle for anything craftsman that said US made but didn’t realize they were pulling crap like this. Time to see who else makes US made tools and I’ll be picking up my complete set of US made channellocks elsewhere.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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