I am a huge proponent of keeping manufacturing in the states. We just can not afford to send all our jobs overseas and lose our ability to produce quality goods.
The problem is sometimes my faith in US manufacture is shaken. Let me tell you about today at work.
We have round tables for our banquet room. There are 15 of them and 10 of them are warped. I think it is becasue they are using the cheapest plywood they can find to make it. So we called the company and the sent us some replacements. The new ones showed up warped. We refused the shipment. Today the truck showed up with 10 new tables and they are straight. The problem is that the quality of the construction plain-old sucks. There are chunks for wood sticking out from the edging and the plywood is covered in filled knots.
Why would any company send out product like this. It is almost like they just expect to ride on the big Made in USA sticker on the bottom.
Quality control is why the Japanese are wupping our ass in cars (Ford is getting there), and why people are getting frustrated with US builders.
Get it together guys or we are going to sink deeper into the muck we are in.