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Made in USA (do you care?)

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  • #603391

    Doobie
    Pro

    OLD THREAD WARNING.

    Well, look what I read today from Bridge City Tool Works….

    http://www.bridgecitytools.com/blog/2016/11/14/bridge-city-tool-works-news-kind-big-deal/

    Looks like some companies are averting a Donald Trump finger pointing in advance. I can’t say this is smart business from BCTW, but maybe it’s an excuse to start making their stuff offshore and not be subject to scrutiny by any acts or measures that the Trump may impose on American companies.

    #603392

    OLD THREAD WARNING.

    Well, look what I read today from Bridge City Tool Works….

    http://www.bridgecitytools.com/blog/2016/11/14/bridge-city-tool-works-news-kind-big-deal/

    Looks like some companies are averting a Donald Trump finger pointing in advance. I can’t say this is smart business from BCTW, but maybe it’s an excuse to start making their stuff offshore and not be subject to scrutiny by any acts or measures that the Trump may impose on American companies.

    Very interesting. Of course, I would prefer to have continued to be able to source the American made version here in Canada – or made in another western nation, but if they push quality, it is possible to get good stuff made in China too

    I just wish they had chosen to grow in the US instead of growing outside the US and just maintaining their local presence as-is.

    Also, I hope this isnt just to avoid bad PR, and a year or two down the line they start offering some models “for the budget market” made in China in the US… and then go down that slippery slope

    #603448

    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    OLD THREAD WARNING.

    Well, look what I read today from Bridge City Tool Works….

    http://www.bridgecitytools.com/blog/2016/11/14/bridge-city-tool-works-news-kind-big-deal/

    Looks like some companies are averting a Donald Trump finger pointing in advance. I can’t say this is smart business from BCTW, but maybe it’s an excuse to start making their stuff offshore and not be subject to scrutiny by any acts or measures that the Trump may impose on American companies.

    I don’t know how i feel about this, US get US made products and everyone else gets something else. While I will appreciate the lower price for canadians, i hope the quality will stay the same.

    #603449

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    OLD THREAD WARNING.

    Well, look what I read today from Bridge City Tool Works….

    http://www.bridgecitytools.com/blog/2016/11/14/bridge-city-tool-works-news-kind-big-deal/

    Looks like some companies are averting a Donald Trump finger pointing in advance. I can’t say this is smart business from BCTW, but maybe it’s an excuse to start making their stuff offshore and not be subject to scrutiny by any acts or measures that the Trump may impose on American companies.

    Although this is a good post shouldn’t we leave politics out of it??? It is one of the few good things about this site….
    #MAGA

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #603450

    OLD THREAD WARNING.

    Well, look what I read today from Bridge City Tool Works….

    http://www.bridgecitytools.com/blog/2016/11/14/bridge-city-tool-works-news-kind-big-deal/

    Looks like some companies are averting a Donald Trump finger pointing in advance. I can’t say this is smart business from BCTW, but maybe it’s an excuse to start making their stuff offshore and not be subject to scrutiny by any acts or measures that the Trump may impose on American companies.

    Although this is a good post shouldn’t we leave politics out of it??? It is one of the few good things about this site….
    <strong class=”d4pbbc-bold”>#MAGA

    Agree that we should leave the political aspects out as much as possible – and that we dont get dragged into left vs right vs Canadian arguements on here

    Hope there’s more than just a few things you like 🙂

    #603462

    smallerstick
    Pro
    Listowel, ON

    I agree that politics should not be pushed here but, as I see it, quality, export markets and price are really the main issues for BCTW. The news release explains the reasoning behind the strategy.

    I know from experience that Chinese factories are capable of producing high quality product and are able to work to very precise standards. I will be looking carefully at the Harvey version of BCTW product when it arrives in Canada.

    There are only two ways to do things; the right way and again.

    #603464

    Doobie
    Pro

    OLD THREAD WARNING.

    Well, look what I read today from Bridge City Tool Works….

    http://www.bridgecitytools.com/blog/2016/11/14/bridge-city-tool-works-news-kind-big-deal/

    Looks like some companies are averting a Donald Trump finger pointing in advance. I can’t say this is smart business from BCTW, but maybe it’s an excuse to start making their stuff offshore and not be subject to scrutiny by any acts or measures that the Trump may impose on American companies.

    Although this is a good post shouldn’t we leave politics out of it??? It is one of the few good things about this site….
    <strong class=”d4pbbc-bold”>#MAGA

    I agree about no politics. I didn’t take any political sides in sayin it or in posting it. Just pointed out the facts of what is in the news insofar as a stated mandate by the incoming president. My only ‘opinion’ was related to the decision BCTW was making. I was deliberate in trying to not be political. I just know a lot of members follow BCTW probably and especially us Canadians, it was news to share.

    #603491

    I like to buy the best tools possible, regardless of where they are made.

    Orange County, CA

    #603528

    Doobie
    Pro

    I like to buy the best tools possible, regardless of where they are made.

    That’s what most people say nowadays. But after WWII, that was not the case for quite some time.

    #632486

    bethepro
    Keymaster
    Mt Prospect, IL

    Want to know who makes which Power tool brands? Check out this article from PressureWashr.com: https://bethepro.com/owns-power-tool-brands/

    Cheers,

    jim

    Email us at bethepro@bethepro.com

    #632489

    Want to know who makes which Power tool brands? Check out this article from PressureWashr.com: https://bethepro.com/owns-power-tool-brands/

    Cheers,

    jim

    Very interesting. I still feel that they should have Ridgid partially in the TTI camp as the orange ridgid stuff found in HD is TTI licensing the name and putting it on their gear, while the plumbing Ridgid is not TTI

    Someone should make one including Chevon group now that they own a few, including Skil and Ego

    #632490

    That’s very interesting, although I do wish there was some way to point out that the Orange Ridgid tools found at Home Depot are made by TTI with the brand licensed from Hitachi, so not the same company as the Ridgid plumbing tools.

    Also would like to see Chevon group start showing up, since they now own Skil and Ego among a few others.

    #632516

    smallerstick
    Pro
    Listowel, ON

    Want to know who makes which Power tool brands? Check out this article from PressureWashr.com: https://bethepro.com/owns-power-tool-brands/

    Cheers,

    jim

    Interesting that Sioux Tools is not shown as owned by Snap-on. Atlas Copco is not mentioned either although they are a world power in contractor and Industrial tools.

    There are only two ways to do things; the right way and again.

    #632519

    hojo04
    Pro
    Burton, Michigan

    I like to buy USA made products. With that being said if the company makes a good product and they are from another country I would buy it. If at all possible I do my best to buy things that are made from china. Once in a while I will get something (made in china) if I know I will barely use and that 1 use and don’t want to spend the extra money to get a better product.

    #632531

    roninohio
    Pro
    New Franklin, OH

    Just looked at my new Bosch circular saw box. The saw is made in China.
    L-BOXX is made in Germany.

    #632542

    smallerstick
    Pro
    Listowel, ON

    Want to know who makes which Power tool brands? Check out this article from PressureWashr.com: https://bethepro.com/owns-power-tool-brands/

    Cheers,

    jim

    It surprises me that Sioux Tools is not mentioned as owned by Snap-On and Atlas Copco is not even considered as part of the global tool business.

    There are only two ways to do things; the right way and again.

    #632700

    smallerstick
    Pro
    Listowel, ON

    Interesting to see that under the Snap-on banner, there is no mention of Sioux tools.

    Atlas Copco who owns Chicago Pneumatic doesn’t even qualify in the top 18 even though they are very big in construction tools; larger than Ingersoll-Rand, I think.

    There are only two ways to do things; the right way and again.

    #632742

    Doobie
    Pro

    Want to know who makes which Power tool brands? Check out this article from PressureWashr.com: https://bethepro.com/owns-power-tool-brands/

    Cheers,

    jim

    That’s a great article there. I really enjoyed reading that and need to dissect and digest it even more. I just love that kind of info. Puts things in perspective of how the playing field is laid out. Thanks for bringing it to our attention Jim! 👍

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