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posted: 11/9/2013 5:00 AM

Quest for pruners revealed sad reality

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After many years of service my pruning shears wore out. The tool was heavy, comfortable to use, made of metal and made in the United States.

Needless to say, to complete my garden projects a new pair was needed. I went to a Sears garden center to find a replacement pair. There were a variety of devices to choose from. I choose a Craftsman, a quality brand name. To my surprise, the item was made in China. Upon checking the other available items, I found that the other brands were made in a list of foreign nations. The shopping for the needed item became a quest. After going to various stores and garden shops, out of frustration I bought a cheap pair made of plastic and pot metal manufactured in China.

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With all the unemployment, the closing of factories and a mounting trade deficit, when is this country going to wake up and start making products in the United States?

Robert A. Vlazny

Hoffman Estates

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