VP of Sales
STIHL Southeast, Inc
Message from the President
A few years ago we moved all our tooling from China to the USA. Investigating the rules of using “Made in America”, we discovered there is a 40 page rule book! The basic premise to be called Made in America is fairly simple: A product that is "Made in America" has to be assembled, and most of the cost of making the product incurred, in the United States…. and that’s where things get a little messy. (And that’s why it takes 40 pages explain the rules.)
We meet the current rules but some items are not made in the USA. Our intent in claiming Made in USA is that we moved the majority of the cost of our product from China and that we design, assemble and test in the USA. It’s not our intent to mislead anyone that every item we carry is Made in USA. We are very proud that we moved our main product (patented mounting system) from China, to employ our fellow Americans in San Diego, Ca USA.
I hope this doesn’t deter anyone from using our product.