Originally Posted by DanTwoLakes
You should live out here in East Galoshes Corners Wisconsin. The closest shop to me, that I trust, is about 275 miles away. It's all a case of supply and demand. If there are machines to fix, there will be mechanics to fix them.
Not only are sewing machine mechanics going by the wayside, so are upholsterers. As they get older and retire, there is no one coming in to replace them. Upholsterers don't take in apprentices any more because they're afraid whoever they train will open up their own business and be their competition.
There must be a million mechanics in China, Mexico and Central America.