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Old 20th April 2006
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Originally Posted by ArtGarceau
Jim....you are the only informed person (aside from me) on this topic. People automatically assume that made in Mexico means outsourced to a sweat shop. That is NOT the case here. It is a Shure plant with Shure employees building the mics the same way they've been built for years using the same die and stampers. When a company as large as this adds a new plant in a different country it is more about global presence and creating larger distribution channels than it is about cutting costs.

I agree with you, and this thread except for this statement. When an American company like shure does this, it is 100%, soley, absolutely, to cut costs. They have to compete period.