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Old 08-08-2012, 01:35 PM
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I will never buy any disc made in China. We need to bring back manufacturing to this country.
Or find a new place for our workforce.....
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:40 PM
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I live in Indiana - there are no jobs here.

The US is transitioning to service oriented jobs anyway, we lost the manufacturing edge a long time ago.

There are companies located *on the same property as* Inland Steel (I believe it's now called Acelormittal) that buy japanese steel and has it shipped over because it's better quality and cheaper to buy that what is produced 1500ft away from them.
Hamilton anyone? Report on manufactures?

He was calling for an increase in manufacturing as it was the "next big thing" yet he thought we should get rid of "old" forms of jobs and let them go abroad. In 1804 he wanted to reduce agriculture in order to increase manufacturing....he would actually favor less agriculture and manufacturing than we have now in order to build on our financial services and tech industry.
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:55 PM
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Is this speculation???The only way I would buy any discs made i china is if innova brought back the kc pro cheetah. Im already amazed at what we all pay for plastic. Bring back $7 disc or good dx and kc pro.
Discraft discs start at around $7
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:57 PM
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American manufacturing exports aren't shrinking. According to this news article, they're growing.

Just because we aren't manufacturing textiles and toys like we used to, that doesn't mean we aren't manufacturing lots of other stuff.
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:28 PM
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this thing is made in china



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Old 08-08-2012, 02:31 PM
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Looks like that good $0.50 per pound plastic.
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:44 PM
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I live in Indiana - there are no jobs here.

The US is transitioning to service oriented jobs anyway, we lost the manufacturing edge a long time ago.

There are companies located *on the same property as* Inland Steel (I believe it's now called Acelormittal) that buy japanese steel and has it shipped over because it's better quality and cheaper to buy that what is produced 1500ft away from them.
Cheaper, yes. better quality, not so much. I'm a sheet metal guy/ mechanical designer. Worked in fab shops for over a decade. My current employer has our product made in China. We buy a completed product from China for less that my old employer can buy the steel to build it. I can tell you it is a very noticable differance in quality between the american and china materials with the american being far superior.
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:47 PM
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No company anywhere on this planet sends anything to China for quality control. Bought any fireworks lately?

That being said, in due time, I could see some carpetbagger outfit trying this with golf discs and selling them at Wal-Mart for $4.
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:53 PM
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No company anywhere on this planet sends anything to China for quality control. Bought any fireworks lately?

That being said, in due time, I could see some carpetbagger outfit trying this with golf discs and selling them at Wal-Mart for $4.
Target's already got em...

http://www.target.com/p/wham-o-frisb...k/-/A-10219022
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I heard a rumor that Lat64 is looking to set up a US-based shop...
As long as the plastic stays as sweet as ever, I'm all for it!
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