• The Gear Page Apparel & Merch Shop is Open!

    Based on member demand, The Gear Page is pleased to announce that our Apparel Merch Shop is now open. The shop’s link is in the blue Navigation bar (on the right side), “Shop,” with t-shirts, hats, neck buffs, and stickers to start. Here’s the direct link: www.thegearpageshop.com

    You’ll find exclusive high-quality apparel and merchandise; all items are ethical, sustainably produced, and we will be continuously sourcing and adding new choices. 

    We can ship internationally. All shipping is at cost.


Made in USA article today

LavaMan

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http://money.cnn.com/2012/01/31/smallbusiness/manufacturing_usa/index.htm?source=cnn_bin

I am proud to say that it is not easy but we we are doing it.

We buy all of the parts for our Lava branded cable products in the USA; our cable from three different USA bulk cable manufacturers, our plugs from a supplier in PA and our J-cards are printed here in Owasso, and our product bags are bought from factory in WI and they are all assembled here in Owaaso, OK.

Since 2005 we have created a total of 14 jobs and hope to create many more.

Made in USA can be done and it benefits us all.

Let's hear your story...
 

Zexcoil

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Good on ya!

We're doing it too. We source everything possible in the USA. Every single piece of a Zexcoil pickup is custom made, either by us or to our specifications. The pickups are and will continue to be manufactured in the USA, by us.

In fact the only thing we don't source from the US right now are the magnets, because they don't make them here.

It's not cheap, but part of our motivation to try and get this business going was to support American made products and contribute to the re-establishment of a manufacturing base in this country.

I'm not a rabid nationalist or anything, and I realize that tgp is an international community, but I do feel very strongly that the erosion and outsourcing of US manufacturing has taken a severe toll on this country and I think it is important to backfill some of it. I believe that companies have a responsibility to their local communities.
 
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sondich

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I'm not a rabid nationalist or anything, and I realize that tgp is an international community, but I do feel very strongly that the erosion and outsourcing of US manufacturing has taken a severe toll on this country and I think it is important to backfill some of it. I believe that companies have a responsibility to their local communities.
This point often gets lost on people. Supporting the local economy isn't about denigrating offshore products, it's about keeping some semblance of a manufacturing infrastructure. Believe it or not, it may come in handy down the road.
 

LavaMan

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This point often gets lost on people. Supporting the local economy isn't about denigrating offshore products, it's about keeping some semblance of a manufacturing infrastructure. Believe it or not, it may come in handy down the road.
I agree completely....
 

Zexcoil

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In light of the recent focus on working conditions in Chinese electronics factories...

BUMP!
 
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This is awesome guys, I am really glad to see more manufacturing in the states, after watching some of the documentary footage on the plants in China, I never thought it was that bad over there, they actually have nets around the buildings to catch suicide jumpers!

We are building harp guitars and custom instruments here also and have tried to stay away from over seas components as much as possible, the only thing we are using is Gotoh tuners from Japan, which are a reputable tuner. Everything else is made here.
 




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