well we just keep making china a bigger problem day after day. as we send every thig there to be made or assembled, we also send are $$$, job's and our ability to do it here. i am happy to say after several years my e-ton is still running great, china made ???? $2,000 out of pocket not $600 but that could just be lack of distributors when i got mine ?? dont know the names of the little ones i see now for $600 .
it is however getting to be almost imposible to buy made in U.S.A. try to go a month is hard enough, try a year without buying somthing with made in china stamped on it. the more we build them up the closer to colapse we get. all in the name of greed from our own companys wanting to make more $$ by using cheap labor and in many cases cheap parts.