I don’t expect all manufacturers to stay within the US, however at least pay for quality control wherever you take your factory.
One of our favorite guitar companies has a factory in Mexico that makes guitars that are nearly equal in value to their American made guitars, however the price is much lower to reflect the faster turn-around & the difference in wages.
Regardless, their quality control for the Mexican factory is still severely high compared to several other guitar manufacturers within that price range. This company realized a long time ago that it’s not necessarily about where something is made as long as the chosen factory understands the market demands & has a quality control team funded from the start. Some of the purchases I make give me a unusual reaction sadly. This window air conditioner that I purchased last year has been slowly falling apart ever since I took it out of the box & first installed it in the window in our kitchen upstairs. It was much louder than our seasoned window air conditioner upon the first day of use. The noise in the window air conditioner has only gotten worse with prolonged use. I think the fan motor for the window air conditioner causes parts to vibrate as it oscillates during use. Now it’s a rattling mess & I’m wondering why I didn’t return the window air conditioner to the store after trying it for the first time. I easily could have gotten a refund given the frustrations that I’m facing with this horrible machine.