Made in the USA … Really?

Most of the products we sell at Greg Smith Equipment Sales are manufactured in Asia. We do not hide this fact. We could not offer the incredible pricing on our equipment if it was made in North America or Europe.

Certain companies try to deceive customers by incorporating the name USA, America or American into the name of their company. Most of the products sold by these companies are also made in Asia, but certain companies want you to believe that the name of certain companies is somehow related to where their products are made. Untrue!

Greg Smith Equipment Sales realized many years ago that automotive service equipment being built in the USA, Germany, and Italy was becoming too expensive. Less than a decade ago, Asian manufacturers began producing “look alike” machines (much lower in price, but also of lower quality) that would soon challenge the Industry Giants. Greg Smith Equipment and four of the largest and most respected Asian auto service equipment manufacturers have partnered in the past nine years to deliver Asian products that offer low prices and excellent quality. Greg Smith Equipment Sales is involved in the majority of decisions affecting the manufacturing of our products. These decisions relate to design, testing, packaging, and printed material. Most of our equipment is manufactured in ISO 9001 certified factories. All of our equipment at Greg Smith Equipment Sales has been thoroughly tested to meet the stringent demands of the North American automobile service industry.

We do not hide behind an “American” company name that attempts to deceive our customers into believing that our equipment is made in the USA. We are not happy that the USA cannot compete effectively with many of the Asian manufacturers. However, we realize that our customers at Greg Smith Equipment Sales demand low prices coupled with the highest quality.

For the past twenty nine years, we have been committed to offer high quality equipment at exceptionally low prices.

To better understand the phrase “Made in America” (according to the FTC), please read:

“For a product to be called Made in the USA, or claimed to be of domestic origin without qualification or limits on the claim, the product must be “all or virtually all” made in the U.S. The term “United States,” as referred to in the Enforcement Policy Statement, includes: The 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories and possessions.”

What does “all or virtually all” mean?

“All or virtually all” means that all significant parts and processing that go into the product must be of U.S. origin. That is, the product should contain no ——– or negligible foreign content.

Please be sure to ask any other distributors if their “USA made” products pass this litmus test! I am sure that certain distributors will be surprised that you, Mr. Customer, would be familiar with the “Made in USA” benchmark standards. Good luck and have fun with your new knowledge!

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