As a consumer it is extremely important to me that Dadant manufactures its wax foundation, woodenware, and stainless steel lines in the US. This practice signals to me several things. First of all, this says to me that Dadant is a company that is committed to the economic wellbeing of the wonderful country whose market has allowed the business to flourish. In these current times of economic hardship, too many American companies are shipping production overseas for one reason or another and Dadant is clearly not one of those companies. By keeping production within the United States, Dadant shows a commitment to US workers and our capitalistic system, both of which greatly benefit from the decision. In addition, this choice signals to me that Dadant is committed to providing products of first-class quality. As other companies have, Dadant could outsource this production to another country where it may be cheaper and therefore more profitable to produce, but this would result in an inferior product that lacks the excellent workmanship and quality afforded by genuine American products. When I purchase these items from Dadant, I do so with the knowledge that they were made here and made to last. It is reassuring as a consumer to know that the company I am doing business with supports the American economy and economic ideals, American workers, and the American assurance of quality products; that is why I shop with Dadant & Sons.