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Re: Is NOTHING made in the USA anymore?
fixit1958 #1192267 Thu Nov 24 2016 05:40 PM
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My doctor wears a 120 year old Filson vest. Made in Seattle. Looks brand new.


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Re: Is NOTHING made in the USA anymore?
fixit1958 #1192322 Thu Nov 24 2016 11:03 PM
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Re: Is NOTHING made in the USA anymore?
Jim Bow #1192403 Fri Nov 25 2016 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Jim Bow
I once got all bummed out about DeWitt Nebraska. That's where ViseGrips were invented, and the factory was built, and families grew up working. Then Stanley-Rubbermaid bought it from the heirs and moved it all to China.

Then, this year, the factory was bought.
Read the story: http://beatricedailysun.com/news/lo...15a46b1-569b-59b6-aa78-fcd612c52923.html


That is good news, hadn't seen that yet. My grandfather was born and raised in Dewitt and was friends with the Petersens, still have a couple of early pliers in my tool box. What happened in Dewitt is a big reason why I avoid purchasing any Irwin tools nowadays. I will occasionally pick up an old set of VG's at a Swap Meet or flea market, but I ain't buying any more new ones.

Bob

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