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    Service parts that are made in the USA

    Does anyone know of any replacement motors or contactors from any manufacturer that are still made in the USA?

    Thanks,
    Regan

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    How are we to be sure? GE is not an American Company. Made in USA could be Usa, Japan or China. And I've seen my share of failed US components as well. So it's not all about where it's made. In fact, the Mitsubishi Mr. Slim products we install are all but bullet proof. I don't think it's as much about where it's made as it is about how well it's made. I do understand about companies out sourcing but that's a short lived issue. Once the 'other country' begins to learn the worth of their labor, the labor rates go up and the international advantage disappears. Many companies that previously outsourced are now coming back home to get the work done. Others, like Apple as an example, will resource from various areas of the entire world to take advantage of better costs in different areas. Then the final product is assembled in the United States. (Not saying that's necessarily Apple but some company's do that). And the United States currently have a very favorable labor rate in comparison to some other areas. Airbus Industries is, for example, building a huge assembly plant in Georgia. That's a European manufacturer of large commercial aircraft and military aircraft that will be building right here in the USA. Embraer, the Barzilian aircraft manufacturer has just opened a new plant in Florida as well. So...it's not a bleak as you might think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skippedover View Post
    Once the 'other country' begins to learn the worth of their labor, the labor rates go up and the international advantage disappears.
    In theory, yes. Absolutely.

    The question is: how long does it take for a communist dictatorship to fall, and for SEIU to begin to drive up labor costs? How long before Chinese TV has ads that feature questions like "Did you receive a metal to metal hip implant?"

    How long before the Reverend Al Sharp Tongue Wah leads a demonstration about discrimination against Mongolians?

    I'd say 50 years, at best.


    Quote Originally Posted by skippedover View Post
    Many companies that previously outsourced are now coming back home to get the work done. Others, like Apple as an example, will resource from various areas of the entire world to take advantage of better costs in different areas. Then the final product is assembled in the United States. (Not saying that's necessarily Apple but some company's do that). And the United States currently have a very favorable labor rate in comparison to some other areas. Airbus Industries is, for example, building a huge assembly plant in Georgia. That's a European manufacturer of large commercial aircraft and military aircraft that will be building right here in the USA. Embraer, the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer has just opened a new plant in Florida as well. So...it's not a bleak as you might think.
    I don't think labor rate is the reason for Airbus and Embraer to build here. I think it is to get a better market foothold. Embraer makes the better performing air force trainer aircraft, and Airbus has been eating Boeing's lunch for a while now, but in the end, those profits leave here.

    Plane building requires specific skillsets that most middle class folks no longer have. So there will be some jobs, yes, but our REAL problem is having enough no skill jobs for people like "Roseanne," putting plastic forks into boxes. We need to have people working AND paying taxes. We can't afford to have half the people getting tax credits for taxes they don't even owe in the first place.
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    I didn't know this was the ARP forum....

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