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#1 posted 06-22-2018 07:45 PM

Let’s be honest – we don’t need to wait to see how this pans out in the end. This is terrible news. Bridge City was definitely novel in its own way. I use the past tense because this ship has sailed.

Can anyone name a single instance where outsourcing manufacturing to China resulted in anything but cheaper manufacturing? We have literally thousands of examples but I can’t think of a single one that maintained the quality, much less improved it. Yet we have countless examples of absolutely abysmal quality once the move was made.

Money talks I guess and that’s obviously the motivator here. Congrats to Mr. Economaki on his check, but it cost him more than he knows. He built something amazing and then gutted it at the eleventh hour.

If he thinks Bridge City is going to be kept to his standards he’s kidding himself. No one is going to pay nearly $300 for a 4 inch piece of stainless steel from China going forward – http://www.bridgecitytools.com/default/tools/chisels/fc-1v2-flushing-chisel-stainless-steel.html

God speed Thomas Lie-Nielsen and the Lee Family – true icons making quality, fairly priced tools in the communities they live in. They have and will continue to get my business going forward, not this sell out.


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