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03-04-2015 08:47 PM
rockable
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Originally Posted by shine View Post
there is a list of american companies who have moved mfg overseas. is is massive and sickening . at first they kept headquarters here along with sales. now they are merging with foreign companies to shift their tax liabilities .
Ugh, Eaton is one of those companies. They purchased Cooper Industries and moved corporate HQ to Dublin, Ireland because the tax rates are much lower and they could use those savings to help purchase Cooper.

The U.S. Has become so manufacturer unfriendly that it is almost impossible to ignore the other options. You couldn't open a new foundry operation in the U,S. If you wanted too....or at least a profitable one. The ones still operating are grandfathered under EPA regs and the ones that closed during the Great Recession can't be re-opened.

It's hard to make compressors or lots of other products without castings. That's why Eaton and others have been forced to source components from offshore. And the high corporate tax rates are what is driving the HQs offshore.

Just sayin'....
03-03-2015 07:03 PM
TJP HMMM they seemed to have changed their name to Polar air compressors, HMMM just an FYI
01-01-2015 12:47 PM
pabloback Eaton compressors law suit story comes up about no5 on a Google search in UK
Had to click on it to make sure 😎


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12-31-2014 09:05 AM
TJP Another company practicing the same strategy is Hein Werner. I bought one of their 3 ton made in usa floor jacks and it began leaking on day 3 of use. They sent a replacement hydraulic unit. It was still in its rice paper box with Shinn Fu mfg. all over it. It lasted 3 weeks.
A bit of research showed that a company had bought the rights to use all the old well known floor jack names and were pumping them out ( pun intended) with overseas parts and using the "made in USA" loophole. Wound up with an OTC Floorboss and a Milwaukee (OUCH) but they are both working well
12-31-2014 02:24 AM
BuzzLOL . About the best can be done is send something back immediately if it arrives with Made in China on it when expecting Made in USA quality... guy over on Ford trucks forum got a Weiand Ford 400 intake right after switch from USA to China parts... it wouldn't even bolt on, hit the thermostat housing... he sent it back and they found a NOS USA unit for him... the company didn't know it would be from China because of drop shipping...
12-30-2014 11:40 PM
Ghetto Jet Somehow I missed all this, but I will never buy one of their products now. Matt Cain is a giant ******.

Pretty funny, if you Google "Matt Cain Eaton" this is #2 on the list. I'm sure plenty of family and friends have seen it. haha
12-30-2014 07:37 PM
TJP Just found this site and joined due to the subject matter, Specifically Eaton compressors
I bought one of their units 5 years ago. It has puked 2 pumps and 3 switches in 4.5 years. After 2.5 years it took a bit of arm twisting to get them to honor the 5 year warranty
The unit it replaced was a 15 year old craftsman 2 stage that had performed flawlessly under the same use/conditions, IE: I did nothing to it other than service it regularly.
The eaton was supposed to have more CFM but running my blast cabinet said otherwise. HMMM Blast cabinet???? yeah they eat AIR . OK so after learning the "EAT ON" unit was only rated for a 20% duty cycle I was somewhat disappointed I am assuming that is why the unit has had an appetite for pumps, .
So it is out of warranty and I am now in the market for a RELIABLE compressor "think QUNICY". It won't be an eaton.
09-03-2014 08:11 PM
matt167
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Originally Posted by Joe G View Post
It's amazing that there is little to no manufacturing left in the USA anymore, and yet we're ranked #2, second only to China in manufacturing. It just doesn't add up.
I was watching an old episode of Bob Villia the other night. Never bothered to watch his show other than his recurring charecter on Home Improvement. Anyway, the power of Youtube and bordem. It was on shipping container houses, and the creator of the houses/ company said that the US is no longer a manufacturing country, hence the millions of abandoned shipping containers. Pretty sad
09-03-2014 06:45 PM
shine there is a list of american companies who have moved mfg overseas. is is massive and sickening . at first they kept headquarters here along with sales. now they are merging with foreign companies to shift their tax liabilities .
09-03-2014 06:37 PM
BuzzLOL
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Originally Posted by Joe G View Post
It's amazing that there is little to no manufacturing left in the USA anymore, and yet we're ranked #2, second only to China in manufacturing. It just doesn't add up.
. Figures lie and liars figure...

. If the Eaton motor and pump are made in China and the tank in USA and they are claiming 60% USA Made, so can have a 'Made in USA' sticker on it, they must be measuring in inches... height of tank is 60% of height of tank/motor/compressor... LOL!

. Japans Nikkei 225 stock market index has fallen from like 80,000 long ago to only 15,728 today... but our DOW is highest ever at 17,000's... much higher than the 6,000's BushJr. dragged it down to from the near 12,000 he got it at...
09-03-2014 06:30 PM
shine depends on how you rate it. per capita japan leads , china is the #1 exporter . we have lost entire industries over the years. a lot of the manufacturing counted here is just assembly with parts made in mexico and elsewhere. the only country with a higher tax rate is japan . which is what is crippling them now. it is one of the big issues with their new government .
09-03-2014 06:10 PM
BuzzLOL
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Also, while I was looking around I discovered another US manufacturer in addition to Quincy...

http://us.fscurtis.com/about
. That Curtis-Toledo name has me wondering if they are an offshoot of DeVilbiss Compressors that used to be here in Toledo... I'd be seriously suspicious of whether they are USA made anymore... since they aren't based anywhere near here anymore... they're in Missouri and California now...
09-03-2014 06:10 PM
Joe G It's amazing that there is little to no manufacturing left in the USA anymore, and yet we're ranked #2, second only to China in manufacturing. It just doesn't add up.
09-03-2014 05:50 PM
BuzzLOL .
. What's interesting is they want to sell products at high American wage prices, but make stuff overseas with foreign under $1/hr. workers... WHO do they think they're going to sell to after a while... and WHO makes the difference in dollars between cheap made and high sale price... well, guess we know that...
. I think on about middle pages here somebody said their '5 year warranty bumper to bumper warranty' turned out to be 2 years on most parts... plus, some kind of yearly service and testing required to even get that...
09-03-2014 04:06 PM
shine we have the 2nd highest corporate tax on the planet . between unions and the epa there is very little to no mfg in this country any more. you will be hard pressed to buy american these days . sad but true. until we have some serious tax reform we are doomed to be a service industry . while i detest the way eaton reacted i can not blame them for out sourcing . numbers dont lie .
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