posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 06:17 PM
If you take 2 garden nozzles...and use the same alloys.
One foundry is in California. One foundry is in China. Same alloys be it brass or aluminum.
American foundries have so many more layers and requirements of regulations to make sure the foundery is not polluting the planet. No said
requirements for Chinese foundry.
Now,never mind the freight and reject level of Chinese products,and never mind you have to pay in CASH in advance for products to leave China. If
there are rejects? You get credit on the next shipment.. NOT a refund.
OK... Now how much was the true cost of the nozzle? Look up commodity prices of alloys.
Brass is how much here in the U.S.?
Aluminum is how much?
Anyone verify how much virgin brass was mixed in with recycled brass? Any regulation on that in China?
There are specifications on how mush diluted alloy you can use. "Some" countries lie on the certification.
Ask Rainbird and Toro how much certification goes into plastic material validation in China and U.S.
When you do material cerification and validation,it happens ALL the time the material specs don't match the print requirements. People try and buy
regrind here in the U.S. AND China and try and pass it off as virgin material.
Our process validation is much more controlled here. DOE or Design Of Experiment is to take good functional parts and keep adding regind until the
parts fail..Then you have a protocol of a good and bad part based on regrind use. Never mind what the print called out... Just use enough regrind to
not have to buy virgin material.
How much more is the cost to manufacture here in the U.S. and how much more value do you get verses off shore manufacturing?
I know for a fact U.S. goods still have a GREAT name in Europe,Japan, NZ, Australia, Brazil and South Korea to name a few that LOVE the Made IN USA
Why? Because our regulations and quality of goods with Pride In America shows in our finished products over and over.
At what price will it take as Americans.. to understand manufacturers and consumers ?
It's in developement. We're learning slowly but surely what cheaper goods mean as a sacrafice to our economic position globally.
And we should buy and sell products to and from in the world marketplace.
We just need to increase exports and on shore manufacturing..not increase imports from any one country based on price alone.
You could almost say..even Trump gets it.. Not that hard.