Made In The USA. Really?



Most of the products sold by Greg Smith Equipment are manufactured in Asia. We do not hide this fact. We could not offer the incredible pricing on all of our equipment if it was made in North America.

Certain distributors try to deceive customers by incorporating the name USA, America or American into the name of their company. Most of the products sold by these distributors are also made in Asia.

Greg Smith Equipment realized many years ago that automotive service equipment that was manufactured in the USA, Germany, and Italy was becoming too expensive for the average auto repair shop. Over a decade ago, Asian manufacturers began producing "look alike" tire changers, above ground lifts, alignment machines, and other automotive aftermarket equipment.  Greg Smith Equipment and four of the largest and most respected Asian auto service equipment manufacturers have partnered in the past twelve years to design, manufacture, and deliver Asian products that offer low prices, commercial grade quality and are supported by a USA based parts department.

Greg Smith Equipment Sales is involved in the majority of decisions affecting the manufacturing of our products. These decisions relate to design, testing, packaging, and printed material. Most of our equipment is manufactured in ISO 9001 certified factories. All of our equipment has been thoroughly tested to meet the stringent demands of the North American automobile service industry.

We do not attempt to deceive our customers into believing that our equipment is made in the USA. We are not happy that the USA cannot “price compete” effectively with many of the Asian manufacturers. However, we realize that our customers demand low prices coupled with the highest quality.

For over the past thirty years, our family owned business (Greg and his two sons…and over 40 employees) have been committed to offer the highest quality equipment at exceptionally low prices.

To better understand the phrase "Made in America" (according to the FTC), please read:

"For a product to be called Made in the USA, or claimed to be of domestic origin without qualification or limits on the claim, the product must be "all or virtually all" made in the U.S. The term "United States," as referred to in the Enforcement Policy Statement, includes: The 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories and possessions."

What does "all or virtually all" mean?

"All or virtually all" means that all significant parts and processing that go into the product must be of U.S. origin. That is, the product should contain no -------- or negligible foreign content.

Please be sure to ask any other distributors if their "USA made" products pass this litmus test! I am sure that certain distributors will be surprised that you, Mr. Customer, would be familiar with the "Made in USA" benchmark standards. Good luck and have fun with your new knowledge!