Thursday, June 9, 2011

What the difference is between made in America and Assembled in America

Many manufacturers will advertise a product as made in the good ole' U.S.A. but is it really? With hard economic times many consumers want to better our country and buy a product that is manufactured in the United States. Many feel this will help our country, provide jobs for our citizens, and better the financial structure of our great nation. Don't be fooled! Many products are stamped made in the U.S.A. however when you read the fine print some, if not all of the parts are purchased in China, Mexico, Korea and then shipped back to the states for assembly. Unless it states made and manufactured in the United States it really might not be. A company can be established and based in the United States for many years, but that doesn't give them the right to claim their product is made in the United States when it is only assembled in the states.

Here is an example on how we cannot understand how a central vacuum company that is only based in the U.S. can claim their vacuum is made in the United States when it is only assembled in the states. When you break down a central vacuum unit the metal or plastic construction of the cylinder or canister could be made in another country and imported, the relay board is usually made somewhere in Asia, and most of the other components that make up the remaining materials for the central vacuum such as the motors and other various parts are manufactured in Mexico, China and abroad. Who really knows where the entire machine comes from? (That is definitely not made in the United States.)

When it comes to central vacuum systems a majority of brands are manufactured in Canada/North America. Many top leading legitimate central vacuum manufacturers use high quality top of the line products in their central vacuum units. (Many of these companies are so invested in the quality of their products they have grown to have Representative Office locations here in the states to provide better service customers dealing with warranty issues or even trying to locate parts.) We at only invest in legitimate companies who stand behind their products. When you are in the market for a great central vacuum you need to look at two main things warranty and air-watts (suction power)! If a company doesn't offer a good warranty then they probably didn't put the greatest parts or craftsmanship into the machine. Let's face it the higher the air-watts the more suction power, so if a central vacuum ranks high in air-watts they definitely equipped that central vacuum with a superior motor. Companies like Drainvac, Cana-vac, Duovac, Purvac and Power Star all offer both quality as well as a great warranty for the consumer.

Case In Point these companies offer either life time warranties or limited life time warranties on the housings of the central vacuum units. Many use a European engineered superior Domel motor or the highest quality Ametek motors on the market in the central vacuum industry to date. (Even the motors average 10 to 25 year or even lifetime warranties on the motors alone.)

Private Labels can't provide you as a consumer this type of quality in parts or in warranty! A private labeled central vacuum company owns the product and that means they have the right to market any specs that they want. A private central vacuum company could falsify information to better their sales. If a private labeled brand goes out of business then there is no warranty. If parts break down no local vacuum store will even touch these types of machines. These privately owned brands flip flop from manufacturing company to manufacturing company to get parts at discount prices. Guess what that means? Getting parts is nearly impossible when needed or you will have to pay up to 300 times more than you should be paying to replace these parts if and when you can get them. Why you ask? Because they own the name they own the parts they control it all. We as a professional central vacuum company think this is a shady way to do business, buyer beware! Don't fall for gimmicky marketing or a smiling sales man offering you a central vacuum made in the USA cause most leading central vacuum companies are Canadian based.

Trying to be patriotic to make sales off the public, but are these companies really patriotic? If you are in the market for an American made central vacuum you should really investigate and be sure you are not being deceived. Ask questions, do your research and don't be scammed! prides itself on offering the latest and greatest leading central vacuum manufacturers in the industry. This means better products, better warranties, and better quality for you to enjoy in your home. We have been in the industry for many years due to the fact we will only offer established legitimate central vacuums.

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