I was in Northern Tools today and looked at the big 7.5 HP compressors just for grins. One had a Baldar Motor and the other had a KMG motor. The Baldar said "Assembled in USA" and there was nothing on the KMG except for the logo cast into a cover plate. Both units said Industrial, both had the same specs and both had the same price. Both were good looking units :referencing the plumbing, wiring, shut off valves etc. They were about $300 more than the comparable IR they were selling 6 months ago (7,5 HP, same 80 gal tank and same specs). I would not steer away from either of these tanks if I were in the market for one.