Originally Posted by Hairtrigger
Personally, I blame unions for jobs going over seas.
Agreed. I'll try not to get to deep into this. Hershey Chocolate had contract negotiations and at one point the plant was almost sold and moved. Hershey now has a plant in Mexico.
The Harley plant in York, PA was on strike the other winter. All benefits were paid for, starting wage was $21.00/hr. on the plant floor, and the list of goes on. Employees didn't want to give anything up. If Harley didn't have to rely on there reputation as being American built, I'm sure they would have moved overseas right after that mess, if not long before.
I'm with everyone else, I will pay the extra $$ if I can get the same quality and be made in the US, but the above crap has to stop. At least all my hand tools for work are made in the US still, and it is far superior to the import stuff I've seen. I stick with the small companies when I can, then I know where my buck is going.