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post #21 of 22 Old 04-16-2019, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Pepe lopez View Post
parts made in china, assembled by mexicians in USA,,,,,,,
Nope, by Americans in Gastonia, NC

Originally Posted by richlandrick View Post

Check this out.

Wix is literally just up the road from us.
Used to sell them castings so got to see a bunch of their processes and piece parts. Papers are specially formulated and manufactured (product and process developed by Wix) and Wix has a different crimping method to make sure the body doesn't come off the stamped, threaded body. Good products though now they are owned by Mann-Humel out of Germany.
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post #22 of 22 Old 04-19-2019, 01:18 PM
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Well, let's see...

My 2003 Kawasaki Concours was assembled in Lincoln, Nebraska out of Japanese manufactured parts.

I had a 1984 Ford T-bird that was assembled in Canada.

My 2006 GMC Sierra 1/2 ton truck was assembled in Ames, Iowa, according to the sticker on the driver's door, but every single part that I have seen that has a visible stamp, tag, or molded-in P/N says "Fabrique du Canada".

The POS 2006 Toyota Taco that I traded in for the GMC was made in the US except for the Japanese transmission.

The factory in which I currently work assembles things out of small components most of which are made in either Taiwan or Mexico. If the value of the finished assembly is over 50% US parts/labor then the final sticker says "Made In USA". The vast majority of the employees are from south of the border, eastern Europe, or southeast Asia. Few of them speak English, but they don't need to to do their jobs. So...WHO really made it?

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